13497The Mystery of Love this Weekend on Aeon Byte!!!
- Dec 27, 2008We have all experienced it, we all thrive for it in some aspect, and
we all are heavily challenged by it almost every day by various
mediums. But the reality is that Love, in all its masks, is perhaps
just as hard to understand as Salvation, Enlightenment or Gnosis. We
all fall short often when attempting to unleash its fulfilling
benefits. We face Love head on, from the long corridors of history,
psychology, legend and religion. We view this great enigma through
the lenses of Mystics, Philosophers, Theologians, Religious Founders,
Artists and, of course, even The Gnostics.
Astral Guest-- Richard Smoley, author of 'Conscious Love', 'Inner
Christianity: A Guide to the Esoteric Tradition', 'Hidden Wisdom: A
Guide to the Western Inner Traditions'.
--Defining love through some of the greatest thinkers of history,
including some you wouldn't expect like Dante, Kierkegaard and Richard
--Why the notion of unconditional love is but a fable.
--The reasons Christianity, more than any other religion, decided to
place love as one of its centerpieces. And how it has failed and
succeeded in doing this.
--The various Gnostic attitudes on love, relationships and mawwiage.
--Separating the various forms of Classic Love and how we often
--The very real concept of Christian Karma and how love (not
compassion) can break it.
--Revisiting the origins of Romantic Love and how it commands Western
Civilization even today.
And much more!!!