When I began my research by pinning notes along my hallway, I did so with an open mind, therefore, it surprised me when I observed that so many of my paths of inquiry lead back to Aristotle. Volumes upon volumes could be written about influential men in religion, medicine, politics, and other positions of power... Continue Reading →
Exploring Occult Symbolism From a History and Herstory Perspective of Education: Part 4 – Gender and Education
In the humble beginnings of education, people who engaged in active learning were called philosophers (a word that means lover of wisdom). All genders had access to education, albeit men outnumbered women and one usually had to come from a family of status and wealth in order to enjoy the perks of formal tuition from... Continue Reading →
Theology of Early Christianity as described by Justin Martyr: Was he deliberately harmonising Jewish and Ancient Greek philosophy?
As Early Christianity evolved it was dependant upon symbols and influences from other faiths and cultures. In this blog I specifically look at Jewish and Greek philosophy and how one the most renown Church Father's harmonised these ideas.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who is the Fairest Gender of Them All?
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest gender of them all? If one were to go back in time and ask Aristotle this question, it's a fair bet he would say: “Men are the fairest of them all!” In a previous blog I go through an overview of why I believe Aristotle’s high... Continue Reading →
Is Aristotle Overrated?: A look at one of the ways patriarchal systems have used Aristotle’s writings to justify male supremacy
Aristotle's philosophies have had profound influence on Christianity, Islam, and European cultures in general. Sometimes this influence has been good in the sense that it has promoted discussions about topic, other times Aristotle's influence can been seen as being negative. The later is particularly obvious when it come to reviewing how patriarchal systems have used Aristotle's writings to justify male supremacy