Category Archives: Religion

I heard there was a secret chord

In response to My Fascination with Hell my friend D referred to Jesus’ disposition towards sin. Now keep in mind that D is not a Christian or religious, unless of course he is keeping it a secret from his friends … Continue reading

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My Fascination with Hell

As a child my fascination with hell grew out of proportion. The idea of bad people being damned for eternity was terrifying! Not to mention that their souls were to be tortured forever in the lake of fire. I believe … Continue reading

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The Roots of Platonic Thought

Providing a little background to better understand our western roots in Platonism [Spirituality] and our soul’s longing to know its true self through the ground of being. THE PASSION OF THE WESTERN MIND (Understanding the ideas that have shaped our … Continue reading

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Evolution of the Western Mind

An Introduction to The Passion of the Western Mind (Understanding the ideas that have shaped our world view) The Passion presents a concise narrative history of the Western world view beginning with the ancient Greeks. The aim of this book … Continue reading

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Arthur Schopenhauer: In Light of the Upanishads

In light of the Upanishads… The World as Will and Representation Vol 1 §63 (Eternal Justice) By Arthur Schopenhauer. Translated and edited by Judith Norman, Alistair Welchman and Christopher Janaway. Narrated & adapted for video by Jason Youngman Click here … Continue reading

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Portraits of Saints by Linda Saskia Menczel

Oh what joy it would be to bring Linda Saskia Menczel’s art across Canada through exhibition. Her mastery inflames my heart with passionate reflection. Such creation reveals temperance, goodness and beauty to such depth that one is prodded to ask … Continue reading

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What is Neoplatonism

Platonic thought has flowed into many directions over the centuries and many have experienced it in different ways. Its flavour has been altered through the dramatic unfolding of the western mind and yet continues to inspire those who absorb its rays. Click … Continue reading

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Dawn of the Western Mind – Ideas that have shaped our world view

(Click on the image above to watch video) Highlights of our Western History – Part 1 (Based on the chronology from the Passion of the Western Mind) Video includes the number 1 of the 50 greatest pieces of classical music. … Continue reading

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Intro to the development of Christian Doctrine

(Click on the image above to access video) A brief overview of the 3 major influences to the development of early Christian Doctrine; namely Stoicism, Platonism and Gnosticism. Click here to locate the full playlist of videos titled: Development of Early … Continue reading

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