Peter Kingsley: The Presocratic Sages who created Western Civilization

Peter Kingsley on the sacred Tradition at the heart of Western Civilization

“We can romanticize about the sacred origins of Tibetan Buddhism and South American Shamanic Traditions, and anything, as long as it’s not our own; and that’s apart of this tremendous understanding, this tremendous resistance. (…) and this is one of the paradoxes I find, with this ideal of oneness, bringing together different traditions. We bring together every single tradition, except our own because we don’t know that there’s a sacred tradition at the origins of Western Civilisation. We don’t know that there’s a sacred tradition…” (Peter Kingsley)

A European who knows Western intellectual and spiritual tradition is more than Christianity. I really think, our inability to see Western traditions outside of the Middle-East monotheist faiths is a problem.

I went back to study the Presocratic philosophers (the physiologoi), and it only enhanced my understanding of the Occult Philosophy.

There were Western schools of thought, without the monotheist God, as in India.


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