Esoteric Secrets of the Virgin of the Rocks

A lecture in northern Vermont! An Esoteric Christmas Story. Why were there two paintings? Which one is the original? What was Leonardo attempting to depict in the original Virgin of the Rocks? Get ready for an entertaining journey exploring how Florentine schools sought to revive the ancient mysteries. Dan Brown fans and art historians will enjoy… Continue reading Esoteric Secrets of the Virgin of the Rocks

The Struggles of Early Christianity: Augustine and Mani, Earthly and Cosmic Christ

This blog seeks to reopen the debates of Early Christianity about the principles: The Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit. It seeks to understand what was meant by the Logos and the Paraclete. I stumbled upon a blog that was perfect for this journey. The following is quoted from Mieke Mosmuller’s philosophical reflections blog.  … Continue reading The Struggles of Early Christianity: Augustine and Mani, Earthly and Cosmic Christ

What Role Did the Ancient Mysteries Play for Early Christianity?

Something that most historians miss is the role that the Ancient Mysteries had in the ease of the spread of Christianity.  After the event of Whitsun, some of the disciples and those with them began missions to spread Christianity.  Where did they go? They went to the Mystery Centers throughout the world.  There the initiates… Continue reading What Role Did the Ancient Mysteries Play for Early Christianity?

Reevaluating Julian the Apostate

A complex person and emperor of Rome, Julian’s biographers have described him as “a man of unusually complex character: he was ‘the military commander, the theosophist, the social reformer, and the man of letters’. He was the last non-Christian ruler of the Roman Empire, and it was his desire to bring the Empire back to its… Continue reading Reevaluating Julian the Apostate