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Post-Peak Oil America: Why I’m not Afraid

Peak oil is the point in time when the maximum rate of global petroleum extraction is reached, after which the rate of production enters terminal decline.  This concept has been a concern for some scientists, politicians and economists for a while now, mainly because of the vast implications it may have on the world economy and […]

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History as Myth and the Cult of Victimhood

Napoleon Bonaparte was reported to have once said, “History is a set of lies agreed upon”. In essence, he was correct. History is generated by consensus of individuals. The generally accepted narratives of what happened at any point in the past, and their relative importance to one another are not universal and vary from place […]

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Music, then and now

To the ancients, music had a certain metaphysical quality, which is why it was used frequently in ceremonies and rituals.  The ancient Aryan hymns of praise, the bhajans, were linked not only to the activation of various “centers,” but they also served to praise the divine.  To Pythagoras, music was a manifestation of  the divine […]

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The Need for Times of Contemplation

In the Name of The Master of Judgment   For those of us fortunate to live in the first world, if we have been blessed enough to have been born in a station where we do not have to struggle greatly simply for survival, it is a time in which much we could desire is […]

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The Necessity of Authentic Spirituality

Bound to the Will of The Most Gracious             It is not odd to feel alienated today.  In fact, the rates of alienation are increasing.  We are separated more than ever from our surroundings, from the people in our lives, from our work, and in some cases are barred from truly experiencing emotions: we have […]

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On The Need for Strength and Prowess

In Service to The One      Our modern world is one fraught with conflict on multiple planes: political, religious, physical.  Each of these is worthy of an address in itself, but for the sake of simplicity and clarity the focus will be on a single facet which is important to all people who value their […]

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Culture Wars: How America Finances Decadence at Home and Abroad

A 1995 article by the English newspaper The Independent has denounced the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for using modern ‘art’ as a ‘weapon’.  According to the article, during the 1950′s and 60′s, the CIA and American government were at the helm of a covert operation to encourage the abstract decadence of various leftist […]

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