Shadow of the Rose: The War on Love

For video presentation, please scroll to the bottom. — Charles Upon and Jennifer Doane Upton are a married American couple who together wrote a book called Shadow of the Rose: The Esoterism of the Romantic Tradition. In it they discuss the roots of medieval romantic chivalry, and how ideas about love–and love’s mingling with social custom and law–developed in the West. Here I’llĀ  reflect on … Continue reading Shadow of the Rose: The War on Love

The Mainstream and The Fringes

Video presentation is below — We hear much talk today about tearing down the old, and/or giving voice to those outside of the fold, outside of the established, traditional elements of a society. There’s always going to be a bell curve in how traits and drives are distributed. This applies to both personal characteristics within individuals, as well as those traits disseminated throughout the wider … Continue reading The Mainstream and The Fringes