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Ralph Waldo Emerson saw scientific discoveries as tending to bring with them associated transformative, and often significantly disruptive, effects on human lives and beliefs across the centuries.

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November 2: Death and Its Meaning in Gnosis and Consciousness: This lecture is being delivered on All Soul's Day, known in many places as the "Day of the Dead". An ancient saying declares: "Memento Mori (Remember Death)". We shall contemplate mystical and Gnostic aspects of the mystery of transition. .

November 9: Consciousness and Literature; Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Modern Myths: Can Tolkien's Hobbits bring us some Gnosis?

November 16: Consciousness and Religion: Is the New Religion foretold in Jung's "Red Book" emerging. Can Martin Buber's "I and Thou" change into "I am Thou"?

November 23: Consciousness and Chemistry: Does the Psychedelic Revolution still have a future? Can Hofmann, Aldous Huxley and Gerald Heard still help us with Consciousness?

November 30: Recognizing your Gnosis: Often we hear the plaintive cry "I follow my spiritual practices but I notice no change!" A graphic and practical way will be presented whereby we may recognize our expansion of Gnostic Consciousness. Based on a personal revelatory experience of the speaker.

 

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Perhaps equally remarkably Julian Huxley, an older brother to Aldous, was "the Richard Dawkins" of his day helping to found the American Humanist Association in 1933, becoming the first President of the International Humanist and Ethical Union in 1952, and of the British Humanist Association in 1963 (besides early in his career being an Oxford academic and later serving as the first appointee as Director-General of U.N.E.S.C.O.


September 7: C.G. Jung, Master of the Great Myth: C.G. Jung inspired a new view of Mythology, but he also created a new myth, which may be called the Great Myth of the New Aion and its God. .

September 28: Mircea Eliade, Master of the Sacred, and Joseph Campbell, American Master of Myth: Eliade, the Roumanian scholar and long-time professor of the University of Chicago has brought us a new view of the study of Religion in mythological terms. This approach has been characterized as the nostalgia of the sacred. Campbell as the most lucid interpreter of Jung's approach to myth, and as the herald of the Troubadour and Grail era of the Mythic heritage of the West.


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is an attempt to present this Highest Common Factor of all theologies by assembling passages from the writings of those saints and prophets who have approached a direct spiritual knowledge of the Divine, and who have recorded not only the method of that approach but also the clarity of soul they derived from it."

In this major anthology, (which has never gone out-of-print since first publication), Huxley accepted the proposition that Religions concern themselves



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In the Introduction to The Perennial Philosophy Aldous Huxley explicitly asserts that:-In other words, if you are not suited to knowing something, you can not know it.

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The often predicted New Aion (Age) is the herald of a New-Spirituality. From Blavatsky to Jung and his Red Book, we find pronouncements about the New Religion and its New God Image. Secular Atheism and the existing religions are all failing humanity at this time. This failure points to a remedy: A World-View with ancient roots and new countenance.

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The fly-leaf to the first (1946) UK edition of Aldous Huxley's begins:-


"Beneath the revelations of all the great world religions, the teaching of the wise and holy of all faiths and the mystical experiences of every race and age, there lies a basic unity of belief which is the closest approximation man can attain to truth and ultimate reality.

Spirituality and Science are both valid


Victor Cousin
Introduction to the History of Philosophy (1832)
Whilst he preferred to consult reliable translations Emerson could attempt to read works in French and it is worth noting that he read, and was influenced by ideas offered in, Victor Cousin's "History of Philosophy" prior to the English language edition of 1832 - as this excerpt from a letter to his brother William demonstrates:-




Footnote from - The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson
English traits, Volume 5
by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Alfred Riggs Ferguson, Joseph Slater - 1971)

Note Emerson's enthusiasm for Cousin's views in this particular sentence:-

We may wonder - did Cousin's metaphysics influence, perhaps significantly, the construction by Emerson of aspects of his own essay, History?