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Building The Future

Author: Carlos Adelantado

June 8, 2024

The path of philosophy is long but not hard. It is a path of searching, of always learning. We like to define a philosopher as a seeker, a lover of wisdom. A philosopher is the one who asks questions about life and tries to find answers; answers that can be valid and useful to find [...]

Smart Slavery

Author: Antonin Vinkler

May 2, 2024

Thanks to the benevolent faith there are over a hundred letters preserved from my favorite philosopher – Lucius Annaeus Seneca, in which he is mentoring his younger friend Lucilius. In one of those letters (No 27) Seneca mentions Calvisius Sabinus – a rich fellow, who wanted to become a memorable part of the society of [...]

Travelling Beyond: Egypt Explorations with New Acropolis India

Author: Sukesh Motwani

May 1, 2024

Part 1 – Upper Egypt. New Acropolis India’s ‘Travelling Beyond’ initiative curated its inaugural exploration, a 10-day journey to Egypt in January 2024. Led by a senior instructor on Egyptian Symbolism and a very good local Egyptologist guide, the trip immersed its 32 participants in the culture, history, mythology, and philosophy of ancient Egypt. While [...]

Zen Gardens As A Portal To Contemplation

Author: Manjula Nanavati

May 1, 2024

“To study Zen is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be awakened by all things.”                                                           – Dogen Zenji. It is said that the founder of Buddhism in Japan, the monk Mahakashyapa, received his illumination directly from Shakyamuni t [...]

Harmony in the Orchestra of Life!

Author: Gauri Dhawan

May 1, 2024

Harmonia, in Greek Mythology, is the goddess of Harmony and Concord. She is the daughter of Ares, the God of War; and Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love. At first glance, this could seem strange: a force of war, and a force of love coming together to create harmony.  But, let’s take a deeper look at [...]

Discovering Life’s Beauty through Poetry

Author: Dipti Sanzgiri

May 1, 2024

  What is beauty? How do we define it? What happens to us when we encounter beauty? It is an experience that is so profound that many poets have expressed in many beautiful ways.           My Heart Leaps Up My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky: [...]

Philosophy in Action: Victory of Light over Darkness

Author: Manjula Nanavati

January 23, 2024

This article consist of extracts from an event hosted to celebrate World Philosophy Day at the Main Centre of New Acropolis  in Mumbai India. As part of the ongoing celebrations that New Acropolis spearheaded in over 400 centres across 50 countries, in Mumbai, New acropolis India (North) hosted a panel discussion around the theme of [...]

Spiritual Exercises in the Western Philosophical Tradition

Author: Julian Scott

January 22, 2024

Although modern philosophy is mainly an intellectual pursuit, it has had immense impact on the shaping of our world. The philosophy of Francis Bacon (1561 – 1626) was largely responsible for the current scientific worldview and the explosion of technology; Auguste Comte (1798 – 1857) schematized the foundations of a theory of linear progress in [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

‘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 [...]