From Jaspers’ The Origin And Goal Of History (text deleted, 2018) /2009/01/25/from-jaspers-the-origin-and-goal-of-history/

From Jaspers’ The Origin And Goal Of History The following is the first chapter of Karl Jaspers’ The Origin And Goal Of History, “The Axial Period”. I am using the wordpress software again to homogenize a scanned text, so if you find it useful, good, but the scanned text is of so-so quality. Once corrected, … Continue reading From Jaspers’ The Origin And Goal Of History (text deleted, 2018) /2009/01/25/from-jaspers-the-origin-and-goal-of-history/

Prophet of Nazism /2009/01/25/prophet-of-nazism-2/

Prophet of Nazism We discussed this book a while back, I did not realize it was online: Nietzsche, Prophet of Nazism By Abir Taha Many attempts to rehabilitate Nietzsche fail, for reasons this book explains. That doesn’t mean we should fully trust this account either. The book deeply analyses Nietzsche’s influence on Nazi ideology, focusing … Continue reading Prophet of Nazism /2009/01/25/prophet-of-nazism-2/

Nietzsche’s influence, on Nazism…and on Gurdjieff? /2009/01/25/nietzsches-influence-on-nazismand-on-gurdjieff/

Nietzsche’s influence, on Nazism…and on Gurdjieff? Endless efforts to resolve the influence of Nietzsche on Nazism, another here. What is even more elusive, so elusive it doesn’t occur to people, is the influence of Nietzsche on Gurdjieff. To be clear, Gurdjieff was too cunning to fall for Nietzsche’s loudmouthing, but one has to wonder that … Continue reading Nietzsche’s influence, on Nazism…and on Gurdjieff? /2009/01/25/nietzsches-influence-on-nazismand-on-gurdjieff/

Comment on ‘Role of the BG in Indian History /2009/01/21/sinha-on-gita/

Comment on ‘Role of the BG in Indian History James said, Is Phulgenda Sinha’s book public domain? Would you mind posting it? I was reading Barbara Stoler Miller’s translation of Patanjali recently and she acknowledges how much the work has been distorted by Vedantists. She also acknowledges that it doesn’t seems to be compatible with … Continue reading Comment on ‘Role of the BG in Indian History /2009/01/21/sinha-on-gita/

Spies too far gone to be spiritual teachers /2009/01/20/spies-too-far-gone-to-be-spiritual-teachers/

Spies too far gone to be spiritual teachers The measure of the man, a spy That Gurdjieff might have been presenting an ancient teaching is entirely possible, but a century later the question is as unclear as ever, the reason we suspect being that everything Gurdjieff said was at best half-truth, if not an outright … Continue reading Spies too far gone to be spiritual teachers /2009/01/20/spies-too-far-gone-to-be-spiritual-teachers/