Latest Book Update: Ancient Holistic Philosophy

Latest book update: The new book cover is shown here, and The Ancient Art of Holistic Thinking: Philosophies of Holism in Ancient Egypt & Greece is now available in ebook format first for preorders and for a sneak preview on my Smashwords author site. Representative of the subject matter of the text, the cover art symbolically draws on both Greek & Egyptian philosophical …

Which religion, ideology or worldview should predominate? Why not learn from the Ancient Egyptians and synthesize?

The ancient Egyptians are famous for synthesizing various powers or ‘gods’ into complex composite forms, such as Amun-Re or Re-Horakty, as well as combining deities into related dyads or triads like Osiris, Isis, Horus. The tendency to combine in this way resulted in such proliferation over the course of ancient Egyptian culture, that it can seem …

Ancient Inspirations: Reverence for Nature II

Far from being irrelevant to today’s concerns, ancient holistic philosophy offers beautiful, timeless insights to remind modern humankind of the interrelation of all things in the kosmos, Part and parcel of a holistic worldview is recognizing the bountiful gifts provided freely by nature, upon which all life is dependent. The contemporary movement of going ‘green’ is a but …

Ancient Inspirations: A psyche (soul) centered education

Just as modern humankind is relearning ancient reverence for nature, so too we must recognize that the tremendous inner resources within the psuche (soul) of each person are also part and parcel of the magnificent gifts bestowed by the kosmos.  The ancient ideal for education according to Platonic teachings was centered on the psuche (soul). Developing each person’s natural …

Ancient Holistic Philosophy: A Multicultural, Multimedia Approach

By taking a comparative approach to holistic philosophy, a universal model emerges that transcends the boundaries of time, culture, discipline, and defies rigid dogma. For although expressed variously across myriad cultures, all such models teach the same message of ‘unity amidst diversity’, the underlying baseline or mantra of all holistic thinking. With the importation of eastern ideas …

Ancient Inspirations: Reverence for Nature

Far from being irrelevant to today’s concerns, ancient holistic philosophies offer beautiful, timeless insights to remind modern humankind of the interrelation of all things in the kosmos. Part and parcel of a holistic worldview is recognizing the bountiful gifts provided freely by nature, upon which all life is dependent. The modern movement of going ‘green’ is a but …

Exploring Egyptology: Traditional & Eclectic Approaches

Rich in tradition yet also cloaked in mystery, the culture of ancient Egypt or Kemet endured for nearly 3,000 years. The longest continually documented civilization in human history (excluding oral traditions), with magnificent monuments still attesting to its greatness, the mysteries of ancient Egypt have fascinated mankind for millennia. But Egyptology is a vast subject, and can include …

Preview New Book on Ancient Egyptian & Greek Philosophy

The preview feature of the upcoming text The Ancient Art of Holistic Thinking: Philosophies of Holism in Ancient Egypt & Greece has been temporarily removed due to delay in publication. However, this option will again be available to sample preview online at my Smashwords author page when the release of text is pending, and ebook versions will also be offered on other major sites. …

Who was the real Cleopatra?

See on Scoop.it – Egyptology News A new exhibition brings 180 pieces from around the world together in Rome in an effort to contextualize the reign of this famous queen. Natalie Letcher‘s insight: Rather than the oft told stories about Cleopatra’s romance with Marc Anthony and her death, this exhibit focuses upon a selection of …