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Hidden Knowledge in the Grail Temple

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The Holy Grail story is familiar to many in the western world; to some it is an icon of literature and to others a source of comical amusement thanks to Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It is absolutely true that the Holy Grail represents the divine knowledge gained at the end of an inward spiritual journey—knowledge that is gradually lost through the cyclical ages that Hesiod, Vedic and even Hermetic traditions speak of. Traditionally, […]

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The Zarathustra Seed (Part II)

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“With a torch in my hand, the light of which is not by any means a flickering one, I illuminate this underworld of ideals with beams that pierce the gloom.” – Nietzsche, Ecce Homo. Part II. In The Gay Science, Nietzsche announces to the reader that “common goal is to erect a new image and ideal of the free spirit,” in reference to the middle period of his work. In Thus Spake Zarathustra, Nietzsche does indeed […]

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The Zarathustra Seed

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Part I. Friederich Nietzsche’s evaluation of the world religions varied from one another. Through his “trans-valuations” of the religions and philosophies of his heyday, he created his own Spartan-like doctrines that emphasized the joy, vitality and strength of existence. The worst offenders of his animus belonged to the “decadence” and “immortal blemish of mankind” that was contained in 19th century, European Christianity. However, his estimation of the eastern doctrines of Buddhism and Hindu mysticism were held […]

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The Battle Within

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Jesus said, “Perhaps people think that I have come to cast peace upon the world. They do not know that I have come to cast conflicts upon the earth: fire, sword, war. – The Gospel of Thomas, Logion: 16 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to […]

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Heaven & Hell

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 “Every one who has ever built anywhere a “new heaven” first found the power thereto in his own hell.” – Nietzsche, The Genealogy of Morals. *** “It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.” – Siddhartha Gautama. *** ‎”He who desires but acts not, breeds pestilence.” “The road of excess leads to the palace of […]

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Writing In Blood

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In Chapter 7, “Reading and Writing,” of Thus Spake Zarathustra, Nietzsche writes: “Of all that is written, I love only what a person hath written with his blood. Write with blood, and thou wilt find that blood is spirit. It is no easy task to understand unfamiliar blood; I hate the reading idlers. He who knoweth the reader, doeth nothing more for the reader. Another century of readers—and spirit itself will stink.” The above excerpt affirms […]