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Paired with the Sky Father, the Indo-European Earth Mother Brings Forth Life in Pagan Myth through Fertile Intercourse with the Sky God

In a previous lecture, I was presenting the origins and character of the Indo-European Sky Father *Dyéus. Seen as the sovereign god of the pantheon of gods of the Proto-Indo-European religion — the shared common substratum of Roman, Celtic, Germanic, Baltic, Slavic, Greek and Vedic Pagan religions — , the Sky Father is very often invoked together with the Earth Mother. …

The Most Important Concept in Nietzsche’s Philosophy Is Creating a New Aristocratic Man from the Ashes of God, Transcendence and Mankind Itself

Foreword to the Lecture Series

Today I begin a yearlong series of lectures devoted to what I consider to be the most important tenets of Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophy. Nietzsche has been a central figure of modern philosophy. As a Platonist myself, Nietzsche has exerted a notorious influence in important parts of my particular weltanschauung. It is often believed that Plato is the philosophical nemesis of Nietzsche. This stance is far from true; rather, Nietzsche should be seen as a complete actualization of Platonic thought for the modern man.

The ideas that I’m going to be expounding in this lecture and the following ones are going…

From Rome and Greece To India, From Jupiter and Zeus To Dyaus Pitar: A Journey of the Sky Deity With an Indo-European Origin

Roman God Iuppiter at the Guidonia Montecelio Capitoline Triad sculpture (Author: Francesco Bini)

In Indo-European populations, myth and religion pay special attention, respect and public worship to the Sky Father god. Even though later theological and functional developments have given him strong precedence as king of the gods, scholars consider that in the original Indo-European religious substratum the Sky god was merely the father of other gods. He was associated with the bright diurnal sky.

Through the reconstruction of the Proto-Indo-European language (PIE), scholars have reached *Dyéus as word for the primordial Sky Father of the Indo-European populations. These populations cover most of the European continent and important areas of Asia — from…

How to unleash the innate and natural human need and desire for self-realization in life

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This is an internal document I prepared for some of my clients at their request. Now I’m making it public for whoever may be interested in this method.

Coined by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche in the late nineteenth century, the will to power exemplifies the innate and natural human need and desire for self-realization in life.

“This world is the will to power — and nothing besides! And you yourselves are also this will to power — and nothing besides!”

Friedrich Nietzsche, The Will to Power, § 1067

Mankind strives to overcome itself. Individual men seek the same goal. Man…

There Are No Miracle Wellness Solutions Agaisnt Modern Alienation. Only a Solid Inner Life Can Save Us From the Rat Race.

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The rising wellness industry keeps bombarding society with fads like mindfulness, meditation and spirituality. In capitalism, everything becomes a fad and a commodity from which we expect to extract value. We are now trying to monetize things that cannot be monetized. In order to reach that materialistic goal, we are creating new categories that are more marketable than the old ones. Nonetheless, the old ones are still the real thing.

The wellness industry is plagued with charlatans and scams. On top of this, the commodification of spiritual practices is detaching them from the original setting and meaning; they can hardly…

Enlightenment Begins with Learning But Modern People Trust More Their Feelings

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In the summer of the year 386 AD, Augustine of Hippo was resting in his garden. According to his own account, suddenly he overheard a childish voice telling him: “Take up and read!” (“Tolle, lege!” in Latin.) Augustine picked up his book, read a passage and he immediately experienced a powerful transformation. He would record this impactful story in his seminal work Confessions.

We can all relate to this: who hasn’t found transformation while reading — while learning? Countless stories run in parallel to Augustine’s. …

Horses, Chariot, the Sun, Dawn and the Sky Father: From Rome to India a Consistent Myth Has a Proto-Indo-European Origin

The Roman Dioscuri Castor and Pollux, with their horses. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Image: author.

Most of the old Pagan religions in Europe were part of an original source: Proto-Indo-European religion. We can discover how the primordial religion looked like by comparing myths of different cultures and ethnic groups. Through this method, scholars have been able to reconstruct the entire pantheon of the primeval gods and goddesses.

One of the central figures in the Indo-European pantheon is the Sky Father. He is also known by his reconstructed Proto-Indo-European term, *Dyeus. The patriarch of the gods has an intricate web of family relatives — as it is well evinced, for example, through both Vedic and Greek…

Tradition Is Not a Political Reactionary Impulse But Transmission of Knowledge

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My grandfather was a tailor — like all my ancestors had been for the last 300 years. In his path to becoming a master tailor in the tailors’ guild, my grandfather learnt from many other tailors. One of them showed him a very special way to cut and sew pants for men. The technique was quite intricate but the results were great pants that would never look baggy on a client.

In his tailoring atelier in my humble village, my grandfather became so popular that he ended up having clients from everywhere. …

The Greek Philosopher Epicurus Developed a Challenging Method Against Social Anxiety, Vanity and Egotism

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Some of the most important and influential philosophical schools of the Græco-Roman world had strong admonishments against vanity. Both Epicureans and Stoics had their own remedies in fighting vanity. No one, though, went as far as Epicurus himself when advocating his radical solution: to live unnoticed (láthe biōsas in the original Greek).

Living unnoticed was an important step towards the main philosophical telos — vital goal — of Epicureans: happiness (eudaimonía). In this sense, Epicureans were not much different from Stoics, who were seeking the same goal but through a rather different path. Where Stoics highlighted the importance of enduring…

Discover This Time-Honored Meditation and How It Works

The main goal of the Lectio Divina is to get closer to the Divine through inspired knowledge acquired while meditating. Image by Aaron Burden.

What Is the Lectio Divina

Within Christian traditions, several meditative tools were developed throughout the centuries. In Western Christianity, the most famous mediation technique is the Lectio Divina (“divine reading” in Latin). The main goal of the Lectio Divina is to get closer to the Divine through inspired knowledge acquired while meditating on a text. Based upon the meditation of ancient Greek philosophy called Anagōgē, 2nd and 3rd century Christian philosophers and apologists Clement of Alexandria and Origen adopted the Greek pagan Anagōgē to Christianity.

The Lectio Divina in its current form is mainly known thanks to the codification that Benedict of Nursia offered in…

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Neoplatonic Theology, Tradition, Metaphysics, Sophia Perennis, Indo-European Religion & Spirituality.

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