2016 Symposium – Gwendolyn Taunton — S y d n e y T r a d s

Nietzsche: The Physician of Culture Do not be afraid of the stream of things: this stream turns back on itself: it runs away from itself not only twice. Every ‘it was’ becomes again an ‘it is.’ The past bites everything future in the tail. – Friedrich Nietzsche. During March 1873, Friedrich Nietzsche wrote a letter […] …

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“Borderline: A Traditional Outlook for Modern Man” by Lennart Svensson — Heathen Harvest

“To exist is nothing insignificant.” —Frithjof Schuon Borderline, by the Swedish writer Lennart Svensson, is not a book to read in a sudden burst, but rather, it is a book to take up chapter by chapter, to be read carefully, and to be pondered, which is how it should be. All philosophical books ought to […] …

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Kali, Kaalii

Kali the Demon, not Kaali the Goddess

"It is a common misconception that the Kali Yuga is named after the Goddess Kālī. Instead it takes its name from an extremely powerful male demon. This mistake occurs due to errors in English translations of the name Kali - in Sanskrit the Goddess is named Kālī (with long vowels) - the name of the …

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Orphic Hymn to Persephone

Daughter of Jove [Zeus], almighty and divine, come, blessed queen, and to these rites incline: Only-begotten, Pluto's [Plouton's] honor'd wife, O venerable Goddess, source of life: 'Tis thine in earth's profundities to dwell, fast by the wide and dismal gates of hell: Jove's [Zeus'] holy offspring, of a beauteous mien, fatal [Praxidike], with lovely locks, …

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