C.S. Lewis vs H.G. Wells: A Journey out of the Deep Black Void

C.S. Lewis is famously known for his work ‘The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe’ as well as his impassioned defense of Christianity in an age of accelerating materialism, but he is less known for his work in science fiction. Although not often appreciated as these works deserve, Lewis’ sci-fi trilogy (Out of the Silent…

C.S. Lewis’s Science Trilogy Explained with Cynthia Chung

In this episode of ‘Unreliable Narrators’ RTF President Cynthia Chung is invited to unpack C.S. Lewis’ Science Fiction Trilogy and its importance in understanding the causes and remedies of the problems of transhumanism, Malthusianism and the occult plaguing today’s world. Subscribe to the Unreliable Narrators Podcast here. Below is the Lecture Series Cynthia delivered on…

The 4 Seeds, Timeless Education and Universal History

This presentation is about the most powerful tool to achieve the final goal of Universal History, which is everlasting Peace & Prosperity for all. For this, we need to match, in the diverse human societies on Earth, the epistemological stature of a given person with his social status. We need to guarantee that our cultural…

To What Purpose are We Drawn to Tragedy: A Study of Shakespeare’s Hamlet

In this lecture, Cynthia Chung discusses whether there is a purpose to tragedy beyond merely being tragic and whether this was the intention of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Along with a study of the play, two performances are compared and juxtaposed to determine what Shakespeare intended for his audience. Featured Cover Image: “Hamlet’s Vision” by Pedro Americo

How Classical Painting Liberates us from the Shackles of the Senses

An exploration of Schiller’s Aesthetics as it pertains to political revolutions past and future By Matthew Ehret This article is based on a RTF lecture given on Feb. 11, 2019 in Montreal Canada. German poet Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805) wrote his twenty six Letters on the Aesthetical Education of Man in 1794 in order to address…

Tagore’s Religion of Man (a workshop)

Today’s present age is beset by a littleness of thinking that is not disconnected from the profound loss of universality that once animated the cultural standards of healthier past ages. Individuals too often grope moment to moment for either survival or hedonistic pleasure while professionals and technicians who yearn to use their knowledge for the…

Poe’s Metaphysics: Rediscovering Eureka

By Matthew Ehret What I here propound is true: — therefore it cannot die: — or if by any means it be now trodden down so that it die, it will “rise again to the Life Everlasting. Nevertheless it is as a Poem only that I wish this work to be judged after I am dead.” –Edgar…

The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters

By Cynthia Chung What say of it? what say CONSCIENCE grim, That spectre in my path? – Chamberlayne’s Pharonnida There has always been a fascination with “horror” since time immemorial, such that much of what functions to thrill us today is not much different from the sort of folk tales told hundreds if not thousands…