Monthly Archives: February 2010

The Hittites

The Hittites are one of ancient Indo-European people who formed their kingdom in the area between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, roughly from the seventeenth to twelfth centuries BCE. They started running their kingdom in the central Anatolia … Continue reading

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Brief biography of Thomas Carlyle with a quotation

Following is a quotation from Sator Resartus by Thomas Carlyle:   ‘SILENCE and SECRECY! Altars might still be raised to them (were this an altar-building time) for universal worship. Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together; … Continue reading

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Stephanus Numbers for quoting Plato

Quoting from any written text, regardless to its form such as books, magazines, newspapers or even web pages, usually requires to indicate its reference, especially in academic fields, in a proper way. Usually, it is required to use the Harvard … Continue reading

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Chalcidius, a translator

Timaeus is one of Plato’s important works. However, it is widely accepted that basically most of Plato’s works and his thoughts had been forgotten for ages in the Western Europe until the Renaissance period. Nonetheless, it had been not impossible to read at … Continue reading

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Which gender the God in Genesis is?

‘There are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,’ (Gen 2:4). It is claimed by scholars that there is a theoretical … Continue reading

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Jacob became Israel

The etymology of the word ‘Israel’ can be traced back to a story depicted in the Old Testament. In Genesis 32:28, the God says ‘Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou … Continue reading

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W. B. Yeats and the Golden Dawn society

It is said that the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn is one of three most influential organizations on Western occultism in the 19th and 20th centuries, along with the Theosophical Society and G. I. Gurdjieff. This organization is also … Continue reading

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