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Ride the Tiger notes, part 1

Part 1: Orientations tradition: ruled by principles which transcend what is merely human.  Ordered from above. Evola’s approach is a negation of the bourgeois world (Evola 4).  The modern world itself is a negation of a negation.  What will be … Continue reading

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They shall expel demons (Prince)

Prince, Derek. They Shall Expel Demons.  Chosen Publishers. Derek Prince gives an overview of demonology roughly in the same vein as John Wimber and Charles Kraft. This book is level-headed, practical, and filled with sane advice.  Only in a few places … Continue reading

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People of the Black Circle

Probably one of Howard’s better short stories.  Admittedly, he has his own stock plot but he makes new developments.  He goes into greater detail in “how” the bad guy magic works.  Here is where it gets unnerving. The story is … Continue reading

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The Hermetic Tradition: Review and Principles

Evola, Julius. The Hermetic Tradition. Short of it: the first half was quite good, but the second half was either incoherent or just plain wrong. Julius Evola correctly notes that the ancient teaching of alchemy wasn’t simply about transmuting metals. It … Continue reading

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The Art of Memory

Yates, Frances. The Art of Memory. Dame France Yates’ treatise starts off innocently enough: “Orderly arrangement is essential for good memory” (Yates 17). So the ancients thought. The ars memoria by itself is neutral. Yates advances the thesis that Renaissance thinkers … Continue reading

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Martyn Lloyd-Jones: A Clean Power

The following  is from John Piper’s talk on Martyn Lloyd-Jones, though I had read the works in question long before I had heard the talk. Martin Lloyd-Jones’ Personal Experiences of Unusual Power Lloyd-Jones had enough extraordinary experiences of his own to … Continue reading

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Frame: Hegel

I’m always skeptical when people talk about “Hegel” for the large reason they have no clue what they are saying.  He isn’t an easy philosopher and his system has been sidetracked by facile interpretations. Frame does a good job, though. … Continue reading

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