Seven essays on theosophy and architecture
The Thai Forest Tradition started around with Ajahn Mun Bhuridatto, who wanted to practice Buddhist monasticism, and its meditative practices, according to the normative standards of pre-sectarian Buddhism. Initially, Ajahn Mun's teachings were met with fierce opposition, but in the s his group was acknowledged as a formal faction of Thai Buddhism, and in the s the relationship with the royal and religious establishment improved. In the s, Western students started to be attracted to the movement, and in the s Thai-oriented meditation groups spread in the West. Underlying attitudes of the Thai Forest Tradition include an interest in the empirical effectiveness of practice, the individual's development, and the use of skill in their practice and living. Before authority was centralized in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the region known today as Thailand was a kingdom of semi-autonomous city states Thai: mueang.
Claude Fayette Bragdon – Theosophy & ARTS
Hermes is considered the herald of the gods. He is also considered the protector of human heralds, travellers, thieves,  merchants, and orators. Hermes plays the role of the psychopomp or " soul guide " — a conductor of souls into the afterlife. In myth, Hermes functioned as the emissary and messenger of the gods,  and was often presented as the son of Zeus and Maia , the Pleiad. He is regarded as "the divine trickster,"  for which Homer offers the most popular account in his Hymn to Hermes. His attributes and symbols include the herma , the rooster , the tortoise , satchel or pouch, talaria winged sandals , and winged helmet or simple petasos , as well as the palm tree , goat , the number four, several kinds of fish, and incense.
The Beautiful Necessity: Essays on Architecture
Lovecraft I. Introduction The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. These facts few psychologists will dispute, and their admitted truth must establish for all time the genuineness and dignity of the weirdly horrible tale as a literary form.
The Second Coming sometimes called the Second Advent or the Parousia is a Christian and Islamic belief regarding the return of Jesus after his ascension to heaven about two thousand years ago. The idea is based on messianic prophecies and is part of most Christian eschatologies. Views about the nature of Jesus's Second Coming vary among Christian denominations and among individual Christians, as well as among Muslims. However, parousia has the distinct reference to a period of time rather than an instance in time.