"This text is of great interest, aside from its literary merits as delightful (but highly encoded) Sufi love poetry, because the author supplied extensive commentary for each poem. This is key to disentangling the Sufi narrative from the exterior form of the work. At this level, rather than a series of love poems to a … Continue reading The Tarjuman al-Ashwaq – Medieval Sufi Wisdom Text
This was one of the first sites I returned to again and again in the early days of the net. I haven't revisited it for years, but came across the link in one of my old blogs, and realised I'd been lucky to find these reference to the Ouroboros in the years before the net … Continue reading The Universal Ouroboros
The Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica has acquired "an almost complete run of a periodical edited by Guénon, La Gnose (1909-1912)" The BPH recently managed to acquire some fifteen works by René Guénon to add to its collection of works by this French occultist. Among these works, which were written in the years 1909-1947, is an almost … Continue reading The Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica acquires works by René Guénon, including periodical “La Gnose”
All the World’s a Stage and All the Men and Women merely Players - Which part are you playing? - by Jaq White One of the questions many of us ask ourselves at some point in our lives is, “Who am I?" Throughout life, we take on many roles, each one relating to whichever situation … Continue reading Who am I? – All the World’s a Stage and All the Men and Women merely Players by Jaq White
In the 14th Century B.C. Pharaoh Akhenaten, (formerly Amenhotep iv) who is referred to as "The Heretic" ruled Egypt during the 18th Dynasty -the Armana Period. He has been viewed as the first monotheist - the belief in the existence of only one god - by many scholars and has been credited as the inspiration … Continue reading Was Akhenaten’s Atenism monotheistic or polytheistic?
While reading 'A History of Man’s Changing Vision of the Universe' ('The Sleepwalkers') by Arthur Koestler, there was a passage that gave me a "brain itch"; that feeling that something is really familiar, and you know you have definitely come across a similar idea before and you're struggling to remember because it was in a … Continue reading Temporal and Eternal, Being and Non-Being – “false” time and “changeless” time in Ancient Egypt