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The original version of Julius Evola's Mystery of the Grail formed an appendix to the first edition of his masterpiece, Rivolta contra il mondo moderno (1934). -  Revolt against the Modern World. Three years later he reworked that appendix into his "The Mystery of the Grail" book, which first appeared as part of a series of religious and esoteric studies published...

  The Albruna Gudrun, from the Maier files series, once said that Truth doesn't come into the world naked but Truth wants to give herself naked. She is desperately seeking nudity. Jean Braudillard claims that the fact is that this nudity wraps it in a second skin, which no longer has even the erotic charm of the dress. He continues with...

Nineteenth century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli commented that the world is governed by very different people from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes. Dr. Carroll Quigley who taught at Harvard and Princeton and at the Foreign Service School of Georgetown University wrote about this network of "insiders" who govern from behind the scenes in...

“I’M THINKING OF writing a book about my family,” said the new Roman Emperor Claudius to his trusted friend King Herod. “What sort of book?” inquired Herod. “To tell the truth,” whispered Claudius, looking around to make sure no one else was listening. “Will you tell everything?” asked Herod. [vc_row][vc_column width='3/4'] “Everything,” said Claudius emphatically, “as a historian should. Well, not great tales of heroic...

When it is exclaimed that contradictions may very well be true, numerous analytic philosophers will screw up their face into an appearance of discomfort, and say ‘But I just don’t see what it could be for a contradiction to be true’. They could mean numerous things by this. ‘See’ might just mean ‘understand’, by which case they might be complaining...

In common usage, the word "paradox" often refers to statements that may be both true and false i.e. ironic or unexpected. Some paradoxes have revealed errors in definitions assumed to be rigorous, and have caused axioms of mathematics and logic to be re-examined. One well-known example is Zeno’s arrow paradox, where it appears to show that motion is impossible. Zeno of...

Otto Maier and his theorem about waves, reality and time curves are rooted in the works of the men he looked up to, Leibniz and Descartes. But who was Leibniz?  Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646–1716) lived an extraordinarily rich and varied intellectual life in troubled times. Although remembered as a great thinker, he was a man who more than anything else wanted to...

TIDBITS The sophists were skeptics who doubted the possibility of attaining true knowledge of anything. They emphasized the practical application of rhetoric in civic and political life. Some claimed that they could teach both a thing and its opposite, simultaneously arguing both thesis and antithesis. One of the founders of sophism was Gorgias a Sicilian philosopher, orator, and rhetorician who settled...