At our universities, the historians like to dump the Ancient History course in the lap of philologists, and vice versa. Here and there it is treated like a poor old relation whom it would be a disgrace to let go to ruin entirely. But with the public at large antiquity is completely out of fashion, […]Read more "Why Today’s ‘Educated Man’ Can No Longer Understand Antiquity"
The truly religious man is not the one who practices so-called religion, who holds to certain dogmas and beliefs, who performs certain rituals or pursues knowledge, for he is merely seeking another form of gratification. The man who is truly religious is completely free from society, he has no responsibility towards society; he may establish […]Read more "The Truly Religious Man"
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. – Rumi Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I was wise, so I looked into my self. Tomorrow I will be the oscillation between youth and age. Living my […]Read more "Processing Change"
A large part of education will always be devoted to the formation of a persona which will make the individual “clean about the house” and socially presentable, and will teach him not what is, but what may be regarded as, real; all human societies are at all times far more interested in instructing their members […]Read more "Society; Education and Reward"
The problem of evil confronts modern man in both a collective and an individual form. During the last hundred and fifty years of the history of Western man, it has broken through on the widest possible front. It has undermined and destroyed the old cultural categories, but its course can also be followed in detail […]Read more "The Problem of Evil and its Expression through the Individual"
The tension of the future is unbearable in us. It must break through narrow cracks, it must force new ways. You want to cast off the burden, you want to escape the inescapable. Running away is deception and detour. Shut your eyes so that you do not see the manifold, the outwardly plural, the tearing […]Read more "The Future; The Way of What is to Come"
The third type of hero does not seek to change the world through his struggle with inside or outside, but to transform the personality. Self-transformation is his true aim, and the liberating effect this has upon the world is only secondary. His self-transformation may be held up as a human ideal, but his consciousness is […]Read more "The Aim of the Self-Centered"