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An honest conversation with a (non-literalist) Christian

L: So you think Christ was fictional?

M: Yes. There’s no archeological evidence or contemporary historical accounts to support him being anything more than a mythical character. 1,609 more words

Abrahamism

The "God" of Praise and Worship

Dear Reader,

I have been reading a work on the Chaldean Oracles, the work that is the basis of most of Western magic–especially Neoplatonic magic and theurgy. 349 more words

Conspiracy

Our Lady and the Triumph over Hecate

One of the more famous churches in Rome is a former temple dedicated to Athena or Minerva, which has been converted to a Catholic church titled “Maria sopra Minerva” or Mary over Minerva, celebrating Our Lady’s victory of the degenerate pagan goddess Athena. 237 more words

Conspiracy

Iamblichus: The Lights of Gods

Yep, still reading Iamblichus’ book, On the Egyptian Mysteries.  I’ve already discussed a number of things about this Egyptian Neoplatonist here and there and… 1,349 more words

Philosophy

Pederasty: The Missing Element of the Neoplatonic Movement

Dear Reader,

I have discovered a gold mine of information regarding Neoplatonism in the Renaissance in a collection of essays titled Marsilio Ficino: His Theology, His Philosophy, His Legacy.  408 more words

Conspiracy

Iamblichus: The Essence of Gods

My book group is meeting again today to discuss Iamblichus, and I’m re-reading various sections to see what I think about this and that.  2,400 more words

Philosophy

A Brief Note on Synesius and the Chaldean Oracles

Dear Reader,

As I have noted before, the earlier Catholic bishop Synesius was an adept of Neoplatonic magic and Gnostic thought. However, I have just discovered that he uses terminology used in the ur-text of Western magic, the Chaldean Oracles. 56 more words

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