“A Critique of Religions, mostly Islam and Christianity” by Mike Zonta, H.W., M.

A few days ago I saw a video on YouTube with The Young Turks founder Cenk Uygur. He was talking about how as a student he got very excited about philosophy and thought of majoring in the subject. When he went to talk with his professor, the professor asked which philosopher he wished to study. … Continue reading “A Critique of Religions, mostly Islam and Christianity” by Mike Zonta, H.W., M.

The Book That Should Change How Progressives Talk About Race

Opinion Heather McGhee writes that racism increases economic inequality for everyone. By Michelle Goldberg Opinion Columnist Feb. 19, 2021 (NYTimes.com) When Heather McGhee was a 25-year-old staffer at Demos, the progressive think tank she would eventually lead, she went to Congress to present findings on shocking increases in individual and family debt. “Few politicians in Washington … Continue reading The Book That Should Change How Progressives Talk About Race

“Taxpayer” as a euphemism for White Supremacy

Since the end of the Confederacy, the cult of the “taxpayer” has provided a socially acceptable veneer for racist attacks on democracy. Vanessa Williamson ▪ Winter 2021 (dissentmagazine.org) From the Southern strategy of the 1960s to Donald Trump’s refusal to concede the presidential election, it is easy to trace the Republican Party’s decades-long descent into racial authoritarianism. … Continue reading “Taxpayer” as a euphemism for White Supremacy

Crows Are Self-Aware and ‘Know What They Know,’ Just Like Humans

Caroline DelbertSat, January 9, 2021 · Yahoo.com From Prevention In a study, crows performed a complex task that involved hundreds of firing sensory analytical neurons. Crows can do jobs, share knowledge, and even ritualistically mourn their dead. What this new study suggests is still being interpreted in the scientific community. In what now feels like an annual update, … Continue reading Crows Are Self-Aware and ‘Know What They Know,’ Just Like Humans

Book: “The Desire for Mutual Recognition”

The Desire for Mutual RecognitionSocial Movements and the Dissolution of the False Self By  Peter Gabel Copyright Year 2018Paperback$35.96Hardback$128.00eBook$35.96ISBN 9781138095281Published February 1, 2018 by Routledge272 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations Book Description The Desire for Mutual Recognition is a work of accessible social theory that seeks to make visible the desire for authentic social connection, emanating from … Continue reading Book: “The Desire for Mutual Recognition”

How a Scrap of Papyrus Launched a Reconsideration of Early Christianity

Ariel Sabar on Jesus and His Wife VIA DOUBLEDAY By Ariel Sabar October 6, 2020 (lithub.com) Dr. Karen Leigh King had reached the summit of her field as a dazzling interpreter of condemned scripture. On her bookshelves at Harvard Divinity School were ancient texts as mysterious as they were startling. Among them were the Sophia of Jesus … Continue reading How a Scrap of Papyrus Launched a Reconsideration of Early Christianity

Rudolf Steiner: Dweller on the Threshold

BY GARY LACHMAN (newdawnmagazine.com) From New Dawn 171 (Nov-Dec 2018) The most enigmatic figure to emerge from the “occult revival” of the early twentieth century was also the most successful, the Austrian “spiritual scientist” Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925). Although many of his contemporaries were outwardly more eccentric – think of Madame Blavatsky, Gurdjieff or Aleister Crowley – … Continue reading Rudolf Steiner: Dweller on the Threshold

Mysterious Beasts & Natural Wonders: Toward a New Understanding of Bigfoot, Flying Saucers, Fairies & other Inconvenient Realities

BY MITCH HOROWITZASMODEUS ABDUCTING KING SOLOMON, ARTWORK BY J. AUGUSTUS KNAPP FROM THE SECRET TEACHINGS OF ALL AGES BY MANLY P HALL. From New Dawn 179 (Mar-Apr 2020) (newdawnmagazine.com) Several years ago a critic wrote about me, “Horowitz is an okay historian, but the guy believes in leprechauns for chrissakes.”That is true – I plead guilty. In … Continue reading Mysterious Beasts & Natural Wonders: Toward a New Understanding of Bigfoot, Flying Saucers, Fairies & other Inconvenient Realities