Islamic Esotericism & Western Magical Practice #islam #islamic #islamiceducation
March 3, 2024
What is Islamic Esotericism, and how does it relate to Western Esotericism?
What defines Shingon Esoteric Buddhism? How do its teachings diverge from exoteric Buddhist practices? What are the experiences of spiritual retreats like Mount Koya? And what is the significance of initiation rites such as kanjō?
Tanya Luhrmann’s, ‘Persuasions of the Witch’s Craft: Ritual Magic in Contemporary England’, offers an in-depth exploration of how individuals in modern, scientifically-oriented societies develop a profound connection with the practices of magic and witchcraft. At the core of our discussion is Luhrmann’s intriguing concept of ‘interpretative drift,’ which describes a gradual yet significant shift in [...]
What differentiates honest syncretism from dishonest syncretism in spiritual traditions? How do new elements like “Ascended Masters” influence the integrity of traditional practices like Segnature? What ethical considerations should be made when integrating new beliefs into established traditions? Dr. Puca’s exploration offers an academic yet accessible analysis, ideal for those interested in religious studies, cultural [...]
In this exploration, we address key questions about the goddess Isis: How has she evolved from ancient Egyptian deity to a symbol in modern esotericism and popular culture? What was her role in the 19th-century Occult Revival and 20th-century esoteric movements like the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn? How has the Fellowship of Isis [...]
This episode focuses on Rudolf Steiner’s Anthroposophy, particularly his interpretation of the Christ Impulse and its implications for human spiritual evolution. It explores beyond conventional religious thought, delving into Steiner’s redefinition of spiritual development and our collective and individual evolution. The discussion will address the nature of evil, the roles of Luciferian and ahrimanic forces, [...]