THE SYMBOLISM OF THE SOLSTICES AND EQUINOXES
USA, Alaska, Toolik Lake, Multiple exposure of midnight sun passing due north on summer night ~175 miles north of Arctic Circle

THE SYMBOLISM OF THE SOLSTICES AND EQUINOXES

The solstices and equinoxes are the great landmarks in the movement of the Sun in relation to the Earth. Since most of the ancient religions were once solar cults, around these dates naturally a large number of religious festivals are gathered, rich in an enormous amount of symbols. The religion in its origins was mainly an astrotheology and the ancient philosophy was mostly a natural…

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WHAT IS PHILOSOPHY AND WHY IS IT THE MOST SUBLIME OF ALL SCIENCES? ARISTOTLE TELLS US

¬†There are two great sources from which Western philosophy derives: Plato and his student Aristotle. For Plato, philosophy-taking from Socrates-was the preparation or training for death and also, what takes the soul back to the world of ideas and allows a man to become divine (apotheosis). Those less idealistic thinkers and less given to metaphysics are more inclined towards the philosophy of Aristotle - who…

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