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Life as a Work of Art

Author: Kanika Mehra

January 22, 2024

As far back as I can remember, Art has always been the first language that I could understand and express myself most naturally through.  At an early age I was lucky to be exposed to the world of classical art and artists by my grandfather. Every summer vacation when I would arrive at my ancestral [...]

On Marsilio Ficino’s Magic

Author: Agostino Dominici

January 21, 2024

Marsilio Ficino was a prominent figure in the Italian Renaissance, making significant contributions to the study and revival of Magic. His magical teachings were an amalgamation of Neoplatonism, Hermeticism, and Christian thought. Before delving into Ficino’s magical doctrines, it is essential to explore some of the key themes underlying Renaissance magic. – Religious and Cultural [...]

The Hero, Life and the Creation of the Sun

Author: Siobhan Farrar

January 21, 2024

The wisdom tradition and religious thought of the ancient Aztecs is shrouded in mystery. Whilst we cannot completely ‘know’ how these people encountered life, we can intuitively enter an understanding of how they thought, using symbolic language to decipher what remains perceivable through the shifting sands of time. One such remaining treasure is the myth [...]

A Dangerous Method: The Relationship Between Freud and Jung (and others)

Author: Alfredo Aguilar

January 21, 2024

“People could learn from their mistakes, if they weren’t so busy denying them”. Carl Gustav Jung A Dangerous Method is a 2011 film that deals with the complicated personal relationships between Carl Jung, founder of analytical psychology, Sigmund Freud, founder of the psychoanalysis, and Sabine Spielrein, initially a patient of Jung and later herself a [...]

What Can We Do To Decrease Polarization?

Author: Sabine Leitner

January 21, 2024

The recent atrocities in the Middle East and the subsequent actions, reactions, comments, discussions, and demonstrations around the world have highlighted again how quickly we can become polarized in our opinions today. It is like a chain reaction: the moment one person starts to take sides for who is more deserving of sympathy and support, [...]

Life Lessons from Cyanotypes

Author: Janki Mehta

November 1, 2023

The cyanotype process is a fascinating analogue photographic printing process that produces distinctive blue hued prints. It was one of the earliest non-silver processes used for creating photographs, and its invention marked a significant development in the history of photography. The cyanotype technology was invented by Sir John Herschel (1792-1871) – a remarkable British polymath, [...]

Humanizing Medicine: In Conversation with Dr. Farokh Udwadia

Author: The Acropolitan magazine editorial team

November 1, 2023

In March 2022, New Acropolis Culture Circle hosted renowned physician, author and Padma Bhushan awardee Dr. Farokh Udwadia at our Mumbai center. Dr. Udwadia has contributed to many National and International publications, and written several books, one of which is TABIYAT: Medicine and Healing in India. He has spoken out strongly about how humanizing medicine [...]

‘To be or not to be’ Today

Author: Ana Luisa Lellis

September 8, 2023

‘To be or not to be, that is the question’. How many times have we heard, seen, or read this sentence? From Laurence Olivier to Bugs Bunny, so many have tried their hand at interpreting what is quite possibly the most famous soliloquy in literature. Hamlet’s themes, characters, and iconic lines have permeated various forms [...]

Metaphysical Goods

Author: Sabine Leitner

September 8, 2023

It is easy to understand theoretically how the sound of a violin is produced. But it is very difficult to turn this intellectual understanding into the actual ability to play the violin well. Similarly, as humanity, we have already grasped many profound concepts a long time ago, but in some cases it has taken us [...]

The Mask, Unmasked

Author: Archana Samarth

September 8, 2023

Life is a mystery and in mysterious ways, invites us to unravel it .  The Truth it guards so protectively is expressed in myriad symbolic forms, some of which have survived over centuries, civilizations, and cultures. For one who is on a philosophical adventure of seeking wisdom, these symbolic forms are a bridge to the [...]

The Science of Tomorrow: An Alliance of Reason and Spirituality

Author: Jean Staune

September 8, 2023

In view of what is happening today, it is possible that science may hold a less important place in the culture of tomorrow. Why? Because when science is called upon to express its view on certain subjects, it often adopts an excessively authoritarian tone. This uncompromising approach has discredited it in the eyes of public [...]

The Symbolic Dimension of Grimms’ Fairy Tales

Author: Ana Luisa Lellis

September 8, 2023

“Deeper meaning resides in the fairy tales told to me in my childhood than in the truth that is taught by life.” Friedrich Schiller Over two hundred years ago, the brothers Grimm published the first edition of their “Children’s and Household Tales”.Little did they know how important their work would be and for how long [...]