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Forest Poetry Updates
July 08, 2009, 06:26:29 PM
Forest Poetry is a website devoted to traditional ethics,lifestyle, and metaphysics.

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-July 8, 2009: New post examining modern religiousity. In English, y Español.

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July 14, 2009, 04:47:51 PM
July 14, 2009: New article examining the falsity of modern cosmological systems.

“Proponents of modernity often relate with glee how science has shown traditional concepts of man and the cosmos to be materially and demonstrably false. In some cases they even claim that the latest scientific theory represents an improvement not only in physical understanding, but also in moral understanding.

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Some seem to think that when Aristotle placed the earth in the center of his physical model he did so because his “primitive” conceptions could not allow him to imagine a universe where man was not of the utmost importance, and that the modern models, by making man’s abode just one of a countless multitude of peripheral specs driven about in various cycles, made him more humble. This idea is completely false, and is in fact an inversion of the truth.”


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August 21, 2009, 05:08:57 PM
August 21, 2009: New post concerning myths and inner war.

"In countless myths from all traditional cultures of the world, strong, fair heroes do battle with vile and deformed beasts. Sometimes the heroes are remarkable mortals, sometimes the gods themselves, the villains also varying in power. These tales have endured in popularity, even to the modern day, although their true meaning is no longer widely understood."

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September 13, 2009, 02:59:58 AM
 September 12, 2009: New article concerning Monotheism.

"A monotheistic religion is one which revolves around a single God. Usually monotheism refers specifically to religions of Semitic origin (Judaism, Christianity and Islam). The word itself, however, directly implies that which is essential to all religions and metaphysical doctrines, the Absolute.

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 Monotheism makes two basic demands of all men, firstly faith in God, and secondly an actualization of this faith in every aspect of life. These two demands are outlined by Jesus Matthew 22:34-40, and form the fundamental principles of spiritual life within the sphere of all the major religions, monotheistic or not."

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October 18, 2009, 05:50:58 PM
October 18, 2009: New post examining how economics corrupts ethics.

"Maybe the reason that best explains why we understand ethics in a relativist way is that our modern perception of reality is entirely defined in functions of production. Economic science makes whatever falls into its study field relative, because it is grounded in the valuations made by individuals in reference to their circumstantial needs. This is not harmful when applied to merchandise, but when every human act is capitalized, everything is determined as good or bad by consumers. The ideal becomes capital, and goodness becomes what is desirable for the most."

In English, y Español.

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November 24, 2009, 03:49:02 PM
November 23, 2009: New Article on the virtue of prayer.

“This method of spiritual recognition has two inescapable and mutually inclusive sides: on one hand ethics as a guide for behavior for the external, material world, and on the other hand a contemplative exercise for inward, spiritual experience. In order to know the Divine, beyond all the acknowledged metaphysical theory, both these interdependent and indivisible aspects must be present within a given religion.¹

What exactly is this contemplative praxis? Very simple: Prayer.”

In English, y Español.

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January 12, 2010, 06:32:27 PM
January 12, 2010: New post on the vanity of modern ecology.

"Mixing modernism and ecology results in an environmental movement that does not wish to sacrifice its “progress” and modern comforts."

In English, y Español.

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January 25, 2010, 07:06:09 PM
January 25, 2010: New post examining the West's reaction to the earthquake in Haiti.

"With the collapse of tradition, two different worldviews have taken its place: scientific materialism, and religious superstition...A good example of these two worldviews can be found in the reaction to the earthquake in Haiti..."

In English.

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January 29, 2010, 10:04:25 PM
These are very profound ruminations.

The concept of the Solar concept assimilating the consciousness of Man into itself also plays a role I think. The idea that man can not create based on 'gifts' that are not of the assimilated god-head (which is the true vampire , sucking out all consciousness) is very much an ingrained Western Civilization conception. I think maybe there needs to be a balance between the pereceived 5 senses and the scientific data gathered to create a balance between both of them, thus creating a new Man and a New Civilization based on the ashes of the self-destructive mindset created in the wake of the uninspired Euclidean thought process and a paradigm of modern science. There is both night and day that needs to be represented I think.

- Marchozelos.


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February 21, 2010, 05:21:17 AM
February 21, 2010: New post discerning the objectivity of Truth.

"Some people reading traditionalist writers get finicky when they first see Truth with a capital T, because they doubt that any ultimate Truth can be attainable, or even worse, they fear a monopolization of opinion in the intention of establishing an “intolerant” version of Truth in society; both are typical misunderstandings of an individualistic modern era."

In English.

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March 02, 2010, 07:26:40 PM
March 2, 2010: New post, Truth in Traditionalism part two.

"Perrenialism is sometimes attacked or ignored because its teachings are viewed as an “appeal to tradition”, a type of logical fallacy. This is a dangerous misunderstanding."

In English.

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March 06, 2010, 04:16:33 PM
March 6, 2010: New post concerning traditional life study within contemporary society.

"We are excited by explorations of traditional wisdom, as we should be, given that this wisdom is the greatest human possession, a boon from the divine that can show us the best way to live; but we must not forget to simply live."

In English.

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March 23, 2010, 08:53:20 AM
March 22, 2010: New post concerning destiny as return to the eternal.

"Scientists have foretold that after five billion years, the Earth will be absorbed into the sun as the sun reaches the end of its lifespan. What they have described, by way of analogy, is in fact the absorption of the entire cosmos into the principal substance."


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April 01, 2010, 05:57:31 PM
March 31, 2010: New post concerning miracles.

"A miracle occurs when the supernatural order directly intervenes in the natural order. Through a modern abuse of language, the latter term has come to connote rationality, and the former irrationality."


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