On Optimism: A Chant of Darkness

By Cynthia Chung “So my optimism is no mild and unreasoning satisfaction. A poet once said I must be happy because I did not see the bare, cold present, but lived in a beautiful dream. I do live in a beautiful dream; but that dream is the actual, the present – not cold, but warm;…

Study of the Heavens: a History of Chinese Astronomy

Transcript of a lecture given by Cynthia Chung at ‘The Universe, Creativity and You‘ Symposium. We live in a strange time. Many have forgotten the power of imagination and are instead bogged down with the reality of ‘practicality’. The reality of ‘the budget’, and the reality of ‘what is deemed useful and what is deemed…

Clarity vs. Obscurity IV: Yeats and the Occult

By Adam Sedia Click here for Part I, Part II and Part III to this series. Modernism produces obscure poetry because it denies the existence of absolute truth. Without a fundamental truth to reveal, poetry is relegated to presenting a series of images for the reader to supply the meaning of the text. Hart Crane…

Clarity vs. Obscurity V: Eliot’s Masks

By Adam Sedia Click here for Part I, Part II,  Part III , and Part IV to this series. T.S. Eliot means many things to many different people. Like Yeats he won the Nobel Prize in Literature. In the academy he numbers among the titans of twentieth-century poetry, with The Waste Land hailed as the epic of our…

Reviving the Memory of Time through Ruins

By Ryan Hamadeh An article I wrote that ponders the significance of Culture. What secrets inhabit this revered term. We use it abundantly in an ill defined way, but up close it reveals secrets which bestow meaning to our most profound perplexion. Countries to have lost their way in bitter war or societies that yearn…

Multipolar vs Unipolar RTF Symposium

To participate in all upcoming Rising Tide Foundation Zoom Lectures, simply write to info@risingtidefoundation.net. Visit our Symposia page for more information. America’s Forgotten Fight for Universal ProgressLecturer: Anton Chaitkin (author of Who We Are: America’s Fight for Universal Progress) Teddy Roosevelt’s Last Mad CrusadeLecturer: Martin Sieff (author of Cycles of Change) Hamiltonian Economics and the…

Discourse On the Debt of Africa, Thirty-Three Years On

by PD Lawton Today, Africa stands at the cross-roads. This is the last opportunity for the continent`s leadership to decide the fate of 1.3 billion people. This is the most crucial moment in Africa`s history. The choice on one hand, is to continue following IMF diktat and agree to a future of economic policy that benefits the…

Prometheus and Atlantis

By Gerald Therrien In Part 1 of my recently published Trilogy on the School of Athens (The Pre-Socratic Philosophers Explored), we read that, ‘Prometheus therefore, being at a loss to provide any means of salvation for man, stole from Hephaestus and Athena the gift of skill in the arts, together with fire, and bestowed it…

Solving The Mystery Behind the Building of the Great Pyramid

By Dr. Quan Le Some words about a mesmerizing documentary Grande Pyramide K 2019 by director Fehmi Krasniqi. Its premiere was in Paris on September 2019 and it’s available for free on the Internet since December 2019. For people interested in the history of Egypt in particular and of mankind in general, it’s an absolute…