Joan of Arc's Platonic Mysticism

Joan of Arc’s Platonic Mysticism – Our Thesis

This profound moment in our understanding of Joan of Arc's spirituality (see the previous chapter) leads us now to an expanded discussion and the necessity of a general statement of our thesis. If Joan's inquisitors in 1431 were part of a new school of philosophical thought, one that endures even to this day, versus Joan… Continue reading Joan of Arc’s Platonic Mysticism – Our Thesis

Plato's Academy

Joan of Arc’s philosophical defense during her Inquisition

Question: What sort of help say you that this voice has brought you for the salvation of your soul? Joan: It has taught me to conduct myself well, to go habitually to church… Question: Have you some other sign that these voices are good spirits? Joan: Saint Michael assured me of it before the voices… Continue reading Joan of Arc’s philosophical defense during her Inquisition

Critique of Nietzsche

We die empty only to live. Nietzsche rises as Superman only to die.

Below is one of Nietzsche's Opus commentaries. It is a powerful artistic depiction of his Übermensch, or Superman. This is a masterpiece of communication. Anyone who has tried to write knows that the struggle is in how to bring what is in the heart and mind to life in the written word. Nietzsche is masterfully… Continue reading We die empty only to live. Nietzsche rises as Superman only to die.

Plato's Academy

“All things have their season” – and St. Joan guides my way through every crossroad

"All things have their season, and in their times all things pass under heaven." ~ Ecclesiastes 3:1 "And when I turned myself to all the works which my hands had wrought, and to the labours wherein I had laboured in vain, I saw in all things vanity, and vexation of mind, and that nothing was… Continue reading “All things have their season” – and St. Joan guides my way through every crossroad

Plato's Academy

We need philosophy, but it needs to be God’s philosophy.

"What is it that hath been? the same thing that shall be. What is it that hath been done? the same that shall be done. Nothing under the sun is new, neither is any man able to say: Behold this is new: for it hath already gone before in the ages that were before us.… Continue reading We need philosophy, but it needs to be God’s philosophy.

Critique of Hegel

Those Hegelian, Teilhard de Chardin Jesuits

This is what we have been saying. Hegel is under that rock labeled progressivism. We need to call him out. From a One Peter Five post on Teilhard de Chardin "The general framework (of Teilhard de Chardin) is a Hegelian progressivism in which, in spite of momentary setbacks and conflicts, the whole universe, with mankind… Continue reading Those Hegelian, Teilhard de Chardin Jesuits

Royal Hearts

The Royal Heart’s abbreviated testament of consecration to Joan of Arc and the Immaculate Heart of Mary

The Royal Heart of RoyaumeFrance is committed to Joan of Arc and her mission "on earth as it is in Heaven" for the coming of the reign of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. For the full consecration made to St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of Lisieux for Christ the King and the Immaculate… Continue reading The Royal Heart’s abbreviated testament of consecration to Joan of Arc and the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Critique of Hegel

The Left and Hegel – only Monarchy can counter it

The reason we are able to categorize the spirit of "the Left" as Hegelian and why this is so important is this. Hegel's view, as described in his Philosophy of History, is that "Spirit" moves humankind progressively through stages toward Spirit's ultimate manifestation as perfect reason. Each stage in the (usually violent) dialectic renders the… Continue reading The Left and Hegel – only Monarchy can counter it

Critique of Marx, Royal Quips

Marx’s counter-church: The Communist Party

Continuing with the theme of Marx being ejected from the Garden and then calling for a revolution outside its boundaries where labor now has become a critical element in mankind's story... "And to Adam he said: Because thou hast hearkened to the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded… Continue reading Marx’s counter-church: The Communist Party

Critique of Marx, Royal Quips

Marx and his revolution outside the Garden of Eden

I finished the very well written introduction to the Communist Manifesto by John Toews. I am now going into the document itself. I describe all modern era philosophers as having left the Garden of Eden (or, forced to leave) and wandering about as sons of Cain, looking to build their City of Man. I do… Continue reading Marx and his revolution outside the Garden of Eden