Classics & Classics : The Three Kingdoms… Tempus, Kairos & Chronos

In this presentation delivered by the Rising Tide Foundation’s resident China expert Dr. Quan Le, the heart and soul of Chinese civilization is explored through the portal of the great Confucian classics and the deeper moral, philosophical and even geopolitical lessons contained in the 14th century historical novel by Luo Guanzhong titled ‘The Romance of…

Rediscovering the Odyssey of Homer: Was it History or Myth?

Up until the late 19th century, humanity had presumed that the fantastical stories conveyed in the ancient works of Homer were little more than fiction. However, certain archaeologists choose to see in Homer’s work the metaphorical hand of truth, and following the author’s descriptions of lands contained in the Illiad, tracked down the exact locations…

The Cold War as an Aberration of History [A Symposium in 5 Acts]

Between November 28 and December 26, the Rising Tide Foundation is hosting a symposium of 5 lectures featuring different stories from the Cold War. Each story zeroes in on the artificial causes of this dark period in world history that never should have happened and how great men and women who understood how to break…

Towards An Age of Creative Reason Symposium

To register for upcoming RTF lecture series, please contact info@risingtidefoundation.net Today, perhaps more so than at any time in history, we are experiencing a divide between what is considered to be the “domain” or “confinement” of art as wholly separate from the domain of “politics.” The irony of such a perception is its failure to…

Who Benefits from Africa’s Poverty?

In this Rising Tide Foundation lecture, Africa Agenda editor in chief PD Lawton takes you through a definitive history of Africa with a look to the future. PD introduces ancient African renaissance traditions that have long been suppressed by colonial powers since the 19th century and takes the viewer through the calamitous 20th century with…

The 1648 Peace of Westphalia: A Phase Shift in Universal History

Today’s world is shaped by a tension caused by two opposing paradigms pulling humanity into two directions. Where one is unipolar and premised around an organizing principle of “Might makes Right”, the other is multi-polar and shaped by a principle of “win-win cooperation”. Where one is imperial- defining “value” around the material extraction of land…

Identifying False Post-WWII Narratives [RTF Lecture with Irene Eckert]

What if everything you’ve ever been taught about the causes of the Cold War were a lie? What if leading Nazis like Reinhardt Gehlen (chief of Nazi intelligence) and his entire network were reconstituted in West Germany by leading figures running the CIA? What if these same agencies also created a nihilistic cult of ugliness…

Reviving the Lost Art of Pythagorean Thinking [RTF Lecture]

In this final presentation of the Rising Tide Foundation symposium ‘The Earth’s Next 100 Years’, Matthew Ehret introduces a potent method of thinking embodied in the figures of Plato, Pythagoras and Timaeus of Locri in Ancient Greece. We trace the work of Pythagorean thinking from the famous Timaeus dialogue, which introduced a rigorous hypothesis of…

Half Genius, Half Bloody Idiot: Churchill as Warlord

In this Rising Tide Foundation lecture, Martin Sieff introduces the bad, the worse and the ugly of Winston Churchill by unveiling a solid 80 year process of world history. Sieff, the journalist, historian and poet leaps over time to examine the parallel psyches of personalities who made history for better or worse contrasting the military…

The Cosmology of the Electric Universe (RTF Lecture with Dr. Michael Clarage)

What if everything you’ve been told about biology, cosmology, and microphysics is wrong? In this Rising Tide Foundation lecture, Dr. Michael Clarage introduces the electrical model of the universe by exploring solar systems, galaxies, supernova and other celestial phenomena without the baggage of assuming there are such entities of “black holes”, “dark matter”, or “empty…