Intuitive and logical history, logic and the education system, the neglect of intuition, the East, Paganism, the Church, dogma and the Roman Empire, how logic and intuition became separate cultures, the Heresies, the Late Middle Ages, the Inquisition, the Reformation, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, the Encyclopédistes, the Nineteenth Century, logic and the Modern Era, technology, individualism and the necessity for intuitive thinking.
2. Logic and its Culture
Aristotle, The Organon, the nature of logic, language as a notation system, inclusion and exclusion, syllogisms, concepts and generalisations, Alexander the Great, Plato, the Republic, absolute truth, the allegory of the cave dweller, Socrates, dialectical argument, Constantine the Great, Augustine and the City of God, Plotinus, Porphyry and Iamblichus, Neo-Platonism and the Church, Gospel truth, the Emperor Justinian, the Islamic Golden Age, Avicenna, Averroes, Charlemagne, the Schoolmen, Aquinas and Christian theology, the Inquisition, Martin Luther, the Reformation, the Renaissance and Humanism, Copernicus, the Enlightenment and the Encyclopédistes, the adoption of logic by secular science, Bertrand Russell, Alfred North Whitehead, Thomas Kuhn, paradigm truth, intuition and Western philosophy, Rene Descartes, Immanuel Kant, logic and the Modern Era, binary code.
3. Intuition and its Culture
Intuition as the watching mind, natural and developed intuition, the unconscious mind, William James, The Principles of Psychology, intuition and the arts, gut-feeling, context truth, D. T. Suzuki and Buddhism, disinterested observation, Henri Bergson, An Introduction to Metaphysics, Creative Evolution, insight, Pythagoras, Archimedes, Isaac Newton, Johann Goethe, William Rowan Hamilton, Fritjof Capra, hidden knowledge, esotericism, Friedrich Schelling, Henry Maudsley, Sigmund Freud, Gershom Scholem, symbolism, the feminine deity, enigmas, Carl Jung.
4. Intuition and the East
The East as intuitive culture, Taoism, the Tao Te Ching, the I-Ching, Zhuang Zhou, the Zhuangzi, the Analects, good and evil, the law of change, Richard Wilhelm, relativism, Confucius and disinterested action, Buddhism, Sir Edwin Arnold, The Light of Asia, Gautama, Enlightenment, D. T. Suzuki and The Basis of Buddhist Philosophy, The Lankavatara Sutra, Zen and the Koan, insight and prajna, Hinduism, the Vedas, the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Aldous Huxley, The Perennial Philosophy, Jnana yoga, Maya or illusion, William James, Psychology, reincarnation and karma.
Paganism defined, Druid, Norse, Egyptian, Pythagorean, Zoroastrian and Roman mythologies, its influence on Christianity, Pythagoras and his mode of teaching, Plato and Timaeus, Iamblichus and Diogenes Laertius, dualism and the Demiurge, reincarnation, Philolaus, Ecphantus and Copernicus, Echo and Narcissus, Homer, symbolism, Prometheus, The Republic and the Myth of Er, Julius Caesar and the Gallic Wars, Godfrey Higgins, parables, Matthew, the feminine deity, Plutarch, Isis and Osiris, Lucius Apuleius, Metamorphosis, Diana and Hecate, Witchcraft or Wicca, King James I, the Demonology.
6. The Church and the Heresies
Hairetikos, Saint Peter, the Paulicians and the Bogomils, the Doctrine of Two Principles, the prophet Mani, Manichaeism, Augustine and The Confessions, Hegemonius, the Acta Archelai, Mani and Buddhism, Wakefield and Evans, The Heresies of the High Middle Ages, reincarnation anathematised, The City of God, Faustus of Mileve, Gnosticism, Valentinus, Epiphanius, Simon Magus, Anthony Askew, the Pistis Sophia, George Mead, the Gnostic Gospels, Mary Magdalene, Gnosis as insight, the Sophia, Justinian, Catharism, Paul Johnson, Katharsis, Ad Extirpanda, the Inquisition, Bernard Gui, Maria Virgo, Languedoc, vegetarianism, John of Lugio, the Strange God and Many Gods, Arnold Aimery, Beziers, symbolism.
7. The Late Middle Ages
The Inquisition, secrecy, the Kabbalah, the Bahir, Languedoc, the Zohar, the Sefer Yetzirah, the Shekhinah, Gershom Scholem, Moon symbolism, the Kabbalah and reincarnation, its influence on Humanism, on the Grimoires, Alchemy and Medieval Astrology, the Tarot de Marseille, tarocchi, Court de Gebelin, Oswald Wirth, Arthur Edward Waite, Gypsy culture, the Major Arcana, the High Priestess or La Papesse, Gothic Architecture, Chartres and Notre Dame, the Basilica Saint Denis, Victor Hugo, Vitruvius, Claude Bragdon, Fulcanelli, art gothique, Gargoyles, the Black Virgin.
8. The Reformation
Martin Luther, the Ninety Five Theses, indulgences, the Diet of Worms, the Protestant and Catholic churches, the Thirty Years’ War, Alchemy, the Philosopher’s Stone, Chaucer, Paracelsus, the ‘knowledge of experience’ and the ‘knowledge of cleverness’, Sulphur, Mercury and Salt, Jacob Boehme, Aurora, the Signature of All Things, the Supersensual Life, illumination, Gregorius Richter, Rosicrucianism, Fama Fraternitatis Rosae Crucis, Johannes Valentinus Andreae, Christian Rosenkreutz, the Chemical Wedding, the Book Mundi, Michael Maier, the Rosicrucians and Freemasonry, the Scottish Rite, Hiram Abiff, the Temple of Solomon, Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma, Elias Ashmole, John Yarker, Sir Robert Moray, Manly Palmer Hall, the World Virgin.
9. The Renaissance
Leonardo da Vinci, Niccolò Machiavelli, Humanism, Petrarch, Cosimo de Medici, Georgius Gemistus Plethon, the Florentine Academy, Marsilio Ficino, the Corpus Hermeticum, Pico della Mirandola, Oration on the Dignity of Man, Johann Reuchlin, The Art of the Kabbalah, Giordano Bruno, Essays on Magic, Index Librorum Prohibitorum, Tommaso Campanella, Sonnet on Caucasus, reincarnation, syncretism, Nicolaus Copernicus, De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium, Lactantius, Philolaus the Pythagorean, Oral Tradition, Johannes Kepler, Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton and Alchemy, Francis Bacon, Empirical Method, Novum Organum, The New Atlantis, Solomon’s House, the Royal Society, Gutenberg, William Caxton, The Pardoner’s Tale.
10. The Enlightenment
The Industrial Revolution, invention, farming, manufacturing, navigation, industrialism, the colonisation of America, inventors as commoners, insight as Eureka moment, John J. O’Neill and Nikola Tesla, secularism, the Encyclopédistes, Denis Diderot, Skepticism, Jean Le Rond d’Alembert, Baron d’Holbach, the Social Contract and the Age of Reason, atheism, the Encyclopédie, the French and American Revolutions, the Romantic Movement, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Julie or the New Heloise, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and the Theory of Colours, William Blake, Emanuel Swedenborg, Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Prometheus, Percy Shelley and Lord Byron. William Godwin, Anarchism.
11. The Nineteenth Century
Charles Darwin, T. H. Huxley, the Fox Sisters, Spiritualism, the American Civil War, Harry Houdini, the Delphic Sibyls, Somnambulism, Hypnosis, Franz Mesmer, Emma Hardinge Britten, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Franz Hartmann, Cora Scott, William James, the Varieties of Religious Experience, Henri Bergson, the Society for Psychical Research, the Women’s Rights Movement, patriarchal culture, the Theosophical Society, Helena Blavatsky, Allan Kardec, Western Esotericism, Isis Unveiled, The Platonist, Elliott Coues, the Vedanta Society, Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda, the Upanishads, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the Bhagavad Gita, Max Muller, Aldous Huxley, Victoria Woodhull, Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.
12. The Modern Era
New Atheism, Christopher Hitchens, Friedrich Nietzsche, B. F. Skinner, Richard Dawkins, Secular Spirituality, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, Mindfulness, Thomas Rhys Davids, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Maya, the New Age, Alfred Richard Orage, George Gurdjieff, Colin Wilson, Timothy Leary, Wouter Hanegraaff, Wicca or Pagan Witchcraft, Gerald Gardner, Selene, Artemis and Hecate, Public Relations and Propaganda, Edward Bernays, Sigmund Freud, Noam Chomsky, the Dark Arts, Éliphas Lévi, Walter Lippmann, post-truth, H. G. Wells, Alvin Toffler, Norbert Wiener, Thomas Kuhn, paradigms, Protagoras, relative truth, P. D. Ouspensky, intuitive culture in the Modern Era.