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Gary Lachman – Consciousness Wars

The following is an excerpt from my new book, The Secret Teachers of the Western World. In it I look at the history of the western esoteric or ‘inner’ tradition through the lens of the work of two important thinkers, the German-Swiss philosopher Jean Gebser, and the contemporary neuroscientist and English scholar Iain McGilchrist. My central idea is that the western …

Could The Global Problems Of The 21st-Century Have Been Predicted By The Neo-Confucian Officials Of China’s Past? By C Ikehara

… Apart from [mathematics], everything else [Europeans] do is excessive ingenuity. … So often to play around with things is to bring a myriad burdens on oneself. They have investigated to the utmost such cruel things as firearms. (Chinese scholar Cheng Tingzuo [1691-1767)] – [The Korean king’s regent who ruled Korea from 1866 to 1873] viewed Japan’s progressive reforms as …