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The anima as a friend or soror mystica (mystical sister) has always played a great role in history. In the "cours d’amour" (courts of love) of René d’Anjou she even takes precedence over the wife. The term maîtresse actually means mistress or master. In the Middle Ages, for example, the worship of the anima led to courtly love, in which...

Otto Maier's secret texts. Is there more than meets the eye? Wali - Wili - Widi - Widar. In Eddic mythology Odihn is avenged on the Fenris wolf by Widar. Wili is named alongside We as Odhin's or Wotan's brother. According to the third poem in the Poetic Edda, the vafthrudnismal (Vafþrúðnismál). Widar and Wali (who avenges Baldur and Hödur)...

Since the dawn of civilization, labyrinths have fascinated humankind. Knossos in Crete, has a distinctive circular maze design with seven rings. Exactly the same design appears mysteriously at different periods in history on stones and artifacts as far apart as India, Norway, Germany, Ireland, England, Arizona, ...

Apart from gods or goddesses, medieval authors often refer to female guardian spirits identified as dísir and sometimes fylgjur. The conceptions under-lying these two kinds of spirits undoubtedly differed initially, however some of the later authors employed the terms interchangeably. [vc_row][vc_column width='3/4'] Reference is made several times to sacrifice to the dísir, conducted at the start of the winter season. The ritual...

The problem of consciousness, alternatively put, is the problem of finding out how mental phenomena, such as thoughts and feelings, are related to physical occurrences in brains. This way of stating the problem assumes that some such relation exists, an assumption not always made in the history of philosophy. Since Descartes the debate has become more sophisticated, and in our...

When following Maier's path one will meet somewhere on his/her road, Böhme. Like the contemporary student of the inner world, alchemists were concerned about differentiating imagination from fantasy. They were aware that true imagination possesses a power and depth that fantasy does not possess. Jakob Boehme was one of those who warned against the delusions of fantasy. [vc_row][vc_column width='3/4']Although not a...

British Intelligence and the Occult. One of those practitioners of the magical and occult arts was Aleister Crowley. Crowley is perhaps the best known ‘occult spy’ operating in the Second World War, and in fact long before. It is not surprising that through history occultism and espionage always have been linked. Undercover operations always need a veil of secrecy and occultists...

What seest thou else in the dark backward and abysm of time? In the early stages of World War II a secret U-boat mission was set up to Scotland. Could it be that the untold story of "Unternehmen Kelch" has both a rational, political dimension and a "unworldly", esoteric one? [vc_row][vc_column width='1/2'] Navigating the dark corridors of hidden history and esoteric lore,...