Russia and the United States: The Forgotten History of a Brotherhood

by Cynthia Chung “A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it”. – Frederick Douglass (former slave who would later become a great American statesman and diplomat) It has always been an utmost necessity to exercise…

Sun Yat-sen’s Advice to Young Revolutionaries

By Matthew Ehret On January 1, 1912 Dr. Sun Yat-sen was inaugurated as the first president of the Republic of China consolidating a decades-long effort to overthrow an ancient feudal order premised upon a hereditary power structure of the “divine right of bloodlines”. Sun’s fascinating life defies any pre-existing categorization as a “socialist” or “capitalist”…

Learning to Think Like Mencius in a Time of Crisis

Since ancient times, philosophers have sought the remedy to humanity’s recurrent plunges into war, division, chaos, ignorance and all the moral, temporal and spiritual ills that accompany those disharmonies. In ancient Greece, this effort was spearheaded by Plato (427-347 BCE) and his school of disciples that applied the methods of their master Socrates (470-399 BCE)…

It’s Time for a New “Age of the Muses”

By David Gosselin “To tame the savageness of man, and make gentle the life of this world” -Aeschylus The twentieth century has been an age fraught with discussion of new ages: the “New Age”, an “Age of Aquarius,” the “Ultimate Revolution”, a “New World Order,” a “New American Century” the age of “Modernism,” a “Post-Modern”…

Beyond the Lines: On Shelley’s “Ode to a Skylark”

By David Gosselin “To a Skylark” is perhaps one of the greatest nests of poetic paradoxes in the history of English poetry. Its language is shaped around the creation of ironical images, starting with the enigmatic “Hail to thee, blithe Spirit/Bird thou never wert!” and proceeding to describe “unpremeditated art,” “a cloud of fire” and…

A New Project is Unveiled! Un nouveau projet est dévoilé!

The Rising Tide Foundation has joined hands with Montreal based artist/astronomer Patrick Cyr to unveil a new project for teaching astronomy, geometry, art and philosophy using a new observatory design premised on the dodecahedral structure. The first prototypical observatory is nearly complete and will be installed on location atop one of the highest hills in…

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…