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Posted August 28, 2021 by Excavator Media

Jonathan Myles-Lea 1969 – 2021

  The following is written in memory of my friend, the renowned British painter, Jonathan Myles-Lea who passed away recently. Jonathan was a brilliant individual and had an enormous influence upon me.⁣ ⁣ I first reached out to him when he was going to be visiting the late Roger Scruton.⁣ ⁣ I still remember checking […]

Posted August 25, 2021 by Daniel Mirante

Introducing René Guénon & The Traditionalist School

Frithjof Schuon observed that “the work of Guénon is ‘traditional’ because the fundamental facts that it conveys are strictly in conformity with the teaching of the great traditions”.  For Guénon, since the time of the Greeks, a variety of confusions led Western civilization to a complete disconnection of humanity with its own origins, that is to say, their tradition.

Posted August 24, 2021 by admin

Frithjof Schuon of the Traditionalist School

Art refers essentially to the mystery of the veil: it is a veil made of the world and ourselves and it is thus placed between us and God, but it is transparent in the measure in which it is perfect and communicates to us what at the same time it dissimulates. Art is true, that […]

Posted July 28, 2021 by Daniel Mirante

4 Living Italian Painters straddling Contemporary and Tradition

4 painters whom skillfully weave prevailing contemporary zeitgeist together with traditional symbolism.

Posted July 21, 2021 by Excavator Media

Sacred Public Art

The important role of architecture and creative productions in transforming and  shaping the consciousness of a society. 

Posted July 19, 2021 by admin

Gnostic scholar Elaine Pagels new book ‘What is Satan’

A very interesting article on the life and career of the scholar of Gnosis, Elaine Pagels.

Posted July 12, 2021 by Excavator Media

The Spirit Is The Master, Imagination Is The Tool

Through the imagination the artist can bring into being creative representations which distill inherently valuable archetypal truth. It can also also act as a way of “seeing” below the surface of physical world.

Posted July 6, 2021 by Daniel Mirante

A comparative study of Tolkien and Wagner

Originally published in the accredited fantasy journal Mythlore (which specialises in work on Tolkien, the following paper acts as a comparative analysis of both Wagner and Tolkien’s “Ring Cycles”.

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Thomas Cole’s art in ‘Queering US Landscapes’ museum.

With Thomas Cole’s art and pivotal inspiration to generations of landscape painters and appreciators, Professor John-Michael H. Warner and the University of Arizona invites you to questioning the concept of private property

Posted July 4, 2021 by Tristanna Emani

Counterfeit Visionary

Whether the world will go with a bang or with a whimper is a big question of modernity. T.S. Eliot’s famous sentence on “broken jaw of our lost kingdoms” and the world as “a valley of dying stars” is pretty close poetic image to what Guenon calls deviation. The existence of Tradition implies that civilization […]