The US Dollar: Why It’s the Reserve Currency of the World
The US dollar has come a long way since its introduction in 1792. Over time, it evolved into the world’s reserve currency, holding the highest level of confidence and liquidity, surpassing all other currencies in circulation. In times of geopolitical turmoil, and a...
Iron Man: A Cinematic View on the Military Industrial Complex
Michel A Rizzotti The summer of 2008 will be remembered as a superhero blockbuster. Among the year’s biggest box office hits were Batman, Incredible Hulk and Iron Man. Their release coincided with US status as a super-power at a crossroad. The war in Iraq did no go as...
Teilhard de Chardin: A Human Phenomenon
A tribute to a scholar and visionary mystic who predicted the advent of the noosphere we call today the World Wide Web, as well as additional definitions and clarifications about some of his ideas.
The Inauguration of the Washington National Monument
A step by step re-enactment of the building and inauguration of the giant obelisk. The erection of the Washington National Monument stands as a visible sign that celebrates the mythical foundation of its founding Father, revealing in the process how myth and politics blend-in together to generate an ideological consolidation of power.
The Mythical Quest for Independence
A mythical quest of a paradise lost by the people of Quebec. Their lone search for cultural affirmation and recognition in a North American Anglo dominium.
This short essay allows us to display a splendid Zuni mythology. In many respects,
the Zuni represent a beautiful example of the aboriginal cultures that thrived in North America. It allows us to disclose the Zuni’s conception of the world which was created long before the West made its imprint on the whole continent.
A Discourse on Spirituality
Additional comments on the basic principles of the sacred, the profane and the wholly other that have been outlined elsewhere on this web site.
Our tribute to Simone de Beauvoir: An overdue acknowledgment of her contribution to philosophy. The contents of the latter were mostly credited to her celebrated life long companion, Jean-Paul Sartre. Her invaluable analysis of a devalued notion of the Other as an essential part in the expansion of Being.
The Da Vinci Code & Mary Magdalene
Thanks to Dan Brown’s book, the overshadowed heroine was brought back to the forefront, raising several controversial questions about her relationship with Jesus and her role in his ministry. The much talked about secret code of the Holy Grail is given a different spin. Especially in view that the Gospels are also literary works, revealing the importance played by the metaphor.
Lady Di: A Media Consecrated Icon
In this essay we explore how the media has dislocated the legitimate role of religious institutions in providing traditional forms of religious experience to the masses.