America in decline?

Declines, the secular equivalent of religion, and the crisis of modern civilization January 30th, 2017 • Crisis_of_Modernity_kindle_illust_landon(1) The degeneration of the American system is often compared to the decline of the Roman Empire. The analog is apt, but incorrect: the obvious comparison is to the brevity of Athenian democracy in the uncanny dissipation in less … Continue reading America in decline?

 Passing of the Axial Age religions

The passing of the Axial Age religions is not the same as the passing of spirituality or the broader range of religious beliefs beyond ‘religion’. A huge new age movement, often retrograde, but rapidly generating a new cultural force is creating a new kind of ‘non-religion’ in the middle of the secular sphere. A Kantian … Continue reading  Passing of the Axial Age religions

Religions, axial ages, and reformations

Stream and sequence: religions, axial ages, and reformations March 30th, 2015 Our analysis of world history in WHEE doesn’t honor ‘sacred’ and ‘secular’ distinctions. It has another more useful distinction of ‘stream’ and ‘sequence’: the Axial Age produces two monotheistic ‘sequence’ transitional areas, archaic Israel, and the hard to understand Zoroastrianism of Persia. We only … Continue reading Religions, axial ages, and reformations

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