The Manifesto of the O. Crowley returned to England in December of In this document, Reuss set forth his ideas for a highly regimented utopian society.
I have enjoyed a much needed break, but I could not fully forget about the blog and a few current events. Many of you have asked me for my reaction to the meeting between Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis but at the time I decided not to comment about it.
The time just did not feel right and I was not ready for it. However, during this break my mind naturally returned to spiritual matters and I decided that it was now or never, if I did not tackle the spiritual issues surrounding this meeting, I would never have the time or energy to do that later.
So I wrote the article below. You will see that it does not really focus on this meeting at all, being as it is, just the small tip of a much bigger iceberg. I decided to tackle if not the entire iceberg, then at least a good chunk of it. I hope that at least some of you will find some merit in this.
To the others I will just say not to worry.
This is probably a one-off exercise and the blog will now return to its normal topics. Hugs and cheers, The Saker A negative view of Christianity and religion in general We live in a post-Christian society, not only because truly religious Christians are now a small minority, but also because culturally and spiritually our society has almost completely severed any links it once had with the original Christianity of the early Church.
I think that this sentence contains the best overall summary of what Christianity is in the 21st century. What I want to do today, is to express a few negative views about Christianity and about religion in general. What I want to do is to apply the same methodology to the concept of religion in general and to Christianity in particular, and describe what it is not.
What he meant is that different people attend religious services for different reasons — some seek a prayerful interaction with God, others find solace from their suffering while others feel uplifted by the aesthetic beauty of the religious ceremony itself.
Father Lev correctly stated that ideally one ought to experience all of these different levels at the same time because they are complementary and not mutually exclusive. Father Lev was describing what he observed as a cleric of the Orthodox Church in Russia in the s and s and I think that this somewhat limited his view of the matter.
These are the folks who will say that religion plays a positive moral and educational role in society, that a non-religious society will inevitably lose a sense of right and wrong, that high ideals are needed to live a worthy life. You think I am exaggerating? Okay, let me give you a simple example: Notice that these people never ask themselves a simple and basic question: These are the same kind of folks who reject Latin Christianity for not allowing divorce or birth control: But the root cause, the core of the historical development of differences between these three groups most definitely originates in the fact that Croats are Latins i.
Today Empires are gone, but from Ulster, to Bosnia and even to Russia, religion has now become a form of national identity: This is also why German Nazis could not accept the unambiguous teaching of the New Testament about Jews: There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: As if God was busy with, or even interested in, our petty nationalistic agenda!
Sadly, there is a lot of that in modern Russia. But neither Communism nor Capitalism can play the role which Orthodoxy played in Russia before the 17th century or the Marxist ideology played during the Soviet era.Science Review for the Summer This is an archive page.
Go here for the latest seasonal science fiction news. I think it is western scientific culture that presents an aberrant world view, that shuns man’s inherent mystical state. In almost all cultures it is acknowledged that their is . Carl Kellner. The Spiritual Father of Ordo Templi Orientis was Carl Kellner (Renatus, Sept.
1, – June 7, ), a wealthy Austrian paper ashio-midori.comr was a student of Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism and Eastern mysticism, and traveled extensively in Europe, America and Asia Minor. Chapter Three.
The Jewish Question. To illustrate the history of the Jewish people from its earliest beginnings down through the ages to the present day, as seen and depicted by the Jewish mind itself, we give the following account from the Chicago Tribune, July 4, The witch-trials emerged in the 16th century out of the practices surrounding the persecution of heresy in the medieval period, although they reached their peak during the Wars of Religion and on the heels of the Protestant Reformation.
While belief in witches and preternatural evil were widespread in pre-Christian Europe, the influence of the Church in the early medieval era. III). It communicates to what is below it. Hence the remark, 'Just as the Sacred Aged is represented by the number three, so are all the other lights (Sephiroth) of a threefold nature.'  Within this Trinity in each unit and Trinity of triads there is a Trinity of units, which must be explained before we can propound the Kabbalistic view of the cosmogony.