Tuesday, March 28, 2017

7 Reasons for the Hidden Mental Health Crisis of America’s Youth

There’s a crisis of mental health in our children’s schools and it’s getting worse!

7 reasons contributing to this epidemic are as follows:

1) An unsound, impractical and inadequate educational theory.  It perpetuates much that is obsolete and ignores most of that which is vital in knowledge.

2) A vicious popular psychology of success.  The young are constantly urged to force their way into lines of endeavour for which they are unsuited, merely for reasons of monetary gain.  Progress cannot continue with money as a sole motive for effort.

3) Inadequate, prejudiced, ignorant and intolerant religious training.  Narrow religious concepts so distort the ethical values that religion’s true work o character building is ignored.sapvoice-can-software-help-solve-the-global-education-crisis-q4Fz6T-clipart.jpg

4) Lack of understanding between young people and the older generation.  Children receive detrimental training based on the example of unfairness set by their elders.

5) Non-representation in social and political life.  Young people must grow up and live in other men’s worlds, with no right and no voice in the correction o flagrant evils of which they themselves are conscious.

6) Loss of resourcefulness.  The educational theory destroys initiative, the social order discourages originality, and neither offers any security in the place of the qualities they kill out.

7) Loss of confidence in life, self and authority.  This condition is greatly aggravated by unemployment and the impossibility of finding useful outlets for skill and knowledge acquired through schooling.

It has taken years to being about the present evil and will take years to perfect a cure.  The education of youth in the essential values of life and the release of their young minds from the abnormal complexes which grip this generation is the only way to prevent these social crises.

Young people are the most vulnerable element in the psychology of the American people.  It will be easier to coordinate the mind of the people on this issue than on any other od the programs under consideration.  No one can attack a young person’s right to life, liberty and happiness, without exposing his own intolerance and inhumanity.

Live and Learn. We All Do.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

What is Hermetica?

The Hermetica is a collection of writing attributed to Thoth- a mythical ancient Egyptian sage whose wisdom is said to have transformed him into a god.  Although largely unknown today, the writings attributed to Hermes/Thoth have been immensely important in the history of Western thought.  They profoundly influenced the Greeks, and through their rediscovery in fifteenth-century florence, helped to inspire the ‘Renaissance’ which gave birth to our modern age.


The list of people who acknowledge a debt to the Hermetica reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ of the greatest philosophers, scientists and artists that the West has produced- Leonardo da Vinci, Duer, Botticelli, Roger Bacon, Paracelsus, Thomas More, William Blake, Kepler, Copernicus, Isaac Newton, Sir Walter Raleigh, Milton, Ben Johnson, Daniel Dafoe, Shelley and his wife Mary, Victor Hugo and Carl jung.  It heavily influenced Shakespeare, John Donne, John Dee and all the poet-philosophers who surrounded the court of Queen Elizabeth I, as well as the founding scientists of the Royal Society in London, and even threaders who inspired the Protestant Reformation in Europe.  The list is endless, with Hermetica’s influence reaching well beyond the frontiers of Europe.

The Hermetica is a cornerstone of Western culture.  In substance and importance it is equal to well-known Eastern scriptures like Upanishads, the Dhammapada and the Tao Te Ching.  Yet, unlike these texts which are now readily available and widely read, the works of Hermes have been lost under the dead weight of academic translations, Christian prejudice and occult obscurities.

History shows that wherever the works of Hermes have been studied and venerated, civilisation flourished.  Pagans and sages fled to the newly emerging Arab culture, taking their knowledge and the Hermetic writings with them.  Two hundred years later, the Muslims created an empire who learning and scientific achievements were unsurpassed.

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By the beginning of the ninth century, the first university was established in Baghdad, called the ‘House of Wisdom’.  Here many pagan works were translated, the sciences that had reached such heights in Alexandria were significantly developed, and the ancient Pagan spiritual wisdom was covertly studied and practised.  From its exalted position amongst the sacred scriptures of Egyptian spirituality, the Hermetica became the secret inspiration for an important undercurrent in Islamic philosophy.

With the Arab empire becoming increasingly intolerant, the owners of the Hermetic books travelled in search of a safe refuge.  In the fifteenth century many fled to the tolerant city state of Florence in Northern Italy, where this wisdom again inspired a great cultural flowering.

The emergence of a glorious new culture in Florence signalled the end of the Dark Ages.  We call this period the ‘Renaissance’, meaning ‘rebirth’, which is a fitting name, for at the heart of the Hermetic philosophy is the idea of being spiritually reborn.

As in Alexandria a thousand years earlier, the Renaissance viewed science, art, literature and religions parts of a united whole to be studied together.  All aspects of human life were now opened up as legitimate areas of investigation.  It was a situation that challenged the authorities of the Roman Catholic Church in 1492, with the aid of the Kind of France, they crushed the Republic of Florence.

In the modern world we know from the actions of the tabloid press how one well-timed ‘hatchet job’ can unjustifiably undermine someone’s reputation for good.  This is exactly what happened to the Hermetic teachings.

As old as the Christian gospels and older than the Qu’ran, it is one of the great sacred texts of the world.  It is worthy of respect and study for these reasons alone.

Although human culture has changed beyond recognition from the times of ancient Egyptians, the essential mysteries of life have remained what they have always been and always will be.  For those alive to these mysteries, the writings of Hermes are as relevant today as they were in the distant past.

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