Category Archives: Heart

HELOISE AND ABELARD, LOVE’S REQUITAL, FEMINISM AND RELIGIOUS BIGOTRY IN THE MIDDLE AGE, SCHOLARLY CHAUVINISM, AND CONTEMPORARY VIEWS, ON HELOISE LOVE LETTERS.

  I would not want to give you cause for finding me disobedient in anything, so I have set the bridle of your injunction on the words which issue from my unbounded grief; thus in writing at least I may … Continue reading

Posted in Courtly Love, Criticism, Feminism, Heart, Heloise And Abelard, History, Love, Marriage, Medieval Romance, Memories, Myth, Religion, Romance, Theology, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 43 Comments

MASAKI KOBAYASHI, RESISTING THE SYSTEM, SEPPUKU, AND THE HUMAN CONDITION

“If a warrior is not unattached to life and death, he will be of no use whatsoever. The saying that “All abilities come from one mind” sounds as though it has to do with sentient matters, but it is in … Continue reading

Posted in Cinema & Literature, Crisis of Values, Cultural Attitudes, Heart, Justice, Masaki Kobayashi, Memories, Old Movies, Social Criticism, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 32 Comments

PATRICK LAUDE’S IMAGINATION ON THE VOID

The Names . . . have existed from all eternity: these Names are designated as “Lords” (Arbab), who often have all the appearance of hypostases though they cannot strictly be defined as such. We know them only by our knowledge … Continue reading

Posted in Archetypes, Barzak, Consciousness, Cosmology, Counsciousness, Dreams, Heart, Henry Corbin, Ibn Arabi, Imagination, Inner Journey, Metaphor, Metaphysics, Mundus Imaginalis, Mysticism, Mythicist, Ontology, Patrick Laud, Philosophy, Reality, Sacred Grounds, Spirituality, Symbology, Symbols, Theophany, Transcendence, Uncategorized, Wisdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

IGJUGARJUK, ON SUFFERING AND TRANSFORMATION, ALCHEMY, THE EMERALD TABLE, AND OTHER FORMS OF COMMUNION

” True wisdom, is only to be found far away from people, out in the great solitude. “ Igjugarjuk Knud Rasmussen quoting on Inuit shaman Igjugarjuk “When I was to be a shaman, I chose suffering through the two things … Continue reading

Posted in Alchemy, Cosmogony, Dionysus, Direct Spiritual Experience, Dreams, Ego, Emerald Table, Heart, Mundus Imaginalis, Myth, Mythology, Religion, Spirituality, Suffering, Symbology, Symbols, Transcendence, Transfiguration, Transformation, Transmutation, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

DREAMS AND MYTHS, CROSSING THE WATERS OF KNOWLEDGE, ARCHETYPES OF WISDOM, AN INNER JOURNEY

  On that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. Genesis 7. 11   On Archetypes Myth, and Dreams Analogy “The archetypes to be discovered and assimilated are precisely … Continue reading

Posted in Ancient Civilizations, Ancient Religions, Archetypes, Barzak, Counsciousness, Dante, Dreams, Garden of Eden, Heart, Ibn Arabi, Imagination, Inner Journey, Inspiration, Khidr, Melchizedek, Moses, Mysticism, Myth, Paradise, Personal Story, Revelation, Rivers, Self, Spirituality, Subjective, Symbology, Symbols, Theophany, Transformation, Transmutation, Uncategorized, Wisdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

EROS SUBLIMATED, THE MUNDUS IMAGINALIS OF DANTE’S DIVINE COMEDY, AND IBN ARABI’S TARJUMAN AL-ASHWAQ

“Beauty is the reflection of reality in the mirror of illusion” “And there is no more powerful creature in the universe than woman – for each angel that God has created from the breaths (anfas) of women is the most … Continue reading

Posted in Alchemy, Archetypes, Being, Courtly Love, Dante, Divine Comedy, Dreams, God, Heart, Hierogamy, History, Ibn Arabi, Imagination, Inner Journey, Inspiration, La Vita Nuova, Literature, Mundus Imaginalis, Mystical Tales, Mysticism, Na-kojd-Abad, Oneness of Being, Paradise, Poetry, Romanticism, Spirituality, Subjective, Symbology, Tarjuman, Transcendence, Transformation, Transmutation, Uncategorized, Wisdom, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

THE RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE, POST-POSITIVISM, MYSTICISM, CONTEMPLATION, AND KARL RAHNER’S ABSOLUTE MYSTERY

The Christian of the future will be a mystic or he will not exist at all. Karl Rahner There is a science for the subjective study of the Spiritual life, analogous to science that explains the mechanism, and laws  of … Continue reading

Posted in Being, Biblical Scholars, Biblical Studies, Cosmogony, Counsciousness, Critical Thinking, God, Heart, History, Human Nature, Immanence, Inner Journey, Karl Rahner, Materialism, Metaphysics, Mysticism, Ontology, Philosophy, Positivism, Post-Positivism, Postmodernism, Religion, Revelation, Spirituality, Subjective, Theology, Transcendence, Transformation, Uncategorized, Via Negativa, Via Positiva | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

VIA POSITIVA, VIA NEGATIVA

We can only speak of the Transcendent by way of the negative (which means “not to say”) –denying in it everything that pertains to our phenomenal experience– or also by way of the positive, that is affirming about it what we experience … Continue reading

Posted in Advaita Vedanta, Alchemy, Atman, Baqaa, Being, Brahman, Church Fathers, Counsciousness, Fana, God, Heart, Hinduism, Ibn Arabi, Immanence, Inner Journey, Jesus, Kenosis, Maya, Metaphysics, Mysticism, Oneness of Being, Ontology, Philosophy, Religion, Self, Spirituality, Tao, Tawhid, Theosis, Transformation, Transmutation, Uncategorized, Via Negativa, Via Positiva, Wisdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

DREAMS, VISIONS, SYMBOLS OF THE THEOPHANYC IMAGE WITHIN

“Dreams are a Bridge between the pristine Truth of the Inner Realm that brings Light to the illusory outer Realm” B.A. Modern man has lost the ability of being in touch with his dreams, and therefore the chaos of his … Continue reading

Posted in Alchemy, Ancient Civilizations, Ancient Religions, Archetypes, Astrology, Barzak, Cosmogony, Dreams, Ecology, Enki, Garden of Eden, God, Heart, Imagination, Indigenous Cultures, Inductive Knowledge, Inner Journey, Khezr, Melchizedek, Metaphysics, Mount Qaf, Mysticism, Myth, Mythology, Ontology, Philosophy, Religion, Rivers, Spirituality, Subjective, Symbology, Transformation, Transmutation, Uncategorized, Wisdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

LETTER TO A FRIEND, ABOUT MONTAIGNE, WRITING, AND OTHER MATTERS

Dear X: I  had a delightful time last night, and I really enjoyed the food, thank you for your company. Regarding Montaigne, and  the little I know from him, but for the few pages I read many years ago, plus … Continue reading

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