René Guénon’s Critique of Theosophy

A presentation based on the book by René Guénon – Theosophy : History of a Pseudo-Religion. Including contextualising material bringing the story of Theosophy, it’s teachers, doctrines and influence into recent times.


Reading from Rene Guenon’s Introduction to the Study of the Hindu Doctrines ~ Sankhya, Yoga and Vedanta

In his book Introduction to the Study of the Hindu Doctrines René Guénon lists six main darshanas or ”points of view” applicable within the Hindu doctrine. These are not competing or conflicting philosophical systems, as they are sometimes misunderstood to be, but are rather traditional and orthodox ways ”to see”.
The six darshanas are Nyaya and Vaisheshika, Sankhya and Yoga, Miminsa and Vedanta.
Nyaya means logic or method. Vaisheshika means individual thing and is concerned with the knowledge of individual things . ”While Nyaya treats of things in their relationship with the human understanding, Vaisheshika considers them more directly for what they are in themselves.” (RG). Mimansa means profound thought or the meditative study of the Vedas.

In this Podcast I read the three chapters Guénon wrote concerning the 3 other named darshanas, that is Sankhya, Yoga and Vedanta

Read Online – Nyaya pg 238, Vaisheshika pg 245, Sankhya pg 255, Yoga pg 261, Mimansa pg 267, Vedanta pg 276.

Music – from Free Music Archive used under Creative Commons License
Raag by Vinod Prasanna + Okey Szoke +Pompey
Haratanaya Shree by Veena Kinhal

Interview With Branko Malic

In which I interview Branko Malic, about his perspectives on Ireland. We discuss the euphoric reaction to the recent abortion referendum, the fate of the Catholic church, pedophilia and the priesthood, the rise of right wing sentiment, the technocractic micromanagement style of the EU, transnational corporations and the sustainable development agenda, and more dark topics that need to be considered….