On December 10, 1198, medieval Andalusian polymath Abū l-Walīd Muḥammad Ibn ʾAḥmad Ibn Rušd, better known as Averroes, passed away. Averroes wrote on logic, Aristotelian and Islamic philosophy, theology, the Maliki school of Islamic jurisprudence, psychology, political and Andalusian classical music theory, geography, mathematics, and the mediæval sciences of medicine, astronomy, physics, and celestial … Continue reading Averroes – The Commentator and Polymath via SciHi Blog
"The god Horus is a falcon (the word for which in hieroglyphs is qhr, the falcon’s cry). In the third surviving column of text, remarkably, the falcon is marked with a triangle, the hieroglyphic designation for the star Sirius. As if it were a mathematical proof unfolding before my eyes, I saw that if the … Continue reading The Turning Sky | Lapham’s Quarterly
Gamayun is a prophetic bird of Russian folklore. It is a symbol of wisdom and knowledge and lives on an island in the east, close to paradise. Like the Sirin and the Alkonost, the Gamayun is normally depicted as a large bird with a woman’s head. In his esoteric Christian-Buddhist cosmography Roza Mira, Daniil Andreev … Continue reading The Rose of The World – The Metaphilosophy of History by Daniil Andreev
The Death of Gods. Julian the Apostate came out in 1895 (Severny Vestnik, ##1–6); it opened the Christ & Antichrist trilogy and in retrospect is regarded as the first Russian symbolist novel. This publication made all the difference [...] Critics there were aplenty (most of them denouncing the author's alleged Nietzscheanity), but not one of … Continue reading The Death of the Gods – Julian the Apostate by Dmitry Merezhkovsky
"These are the myths that Basileides tells from his schooling in Egyptian wisdom, and having learnt such wisdom from them, he bears this sort of fruit." Hippolytus, Refutatio 7.27 "My thesis on the Egyptian Gnostics is posted here in its entirety. I felt it important to make it available before I find an eventual publisher … Continue reading The Egyptian Foundations of Gnostic Thought – By Daniel R. McBride
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?
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