Russell's History of Modern Europe Epitomised: Forming a Complete Text-book of Modern History, as Well as a Perfect Treasury of Facts, Dates, Important Events, the History of Kingdoms and States, and of the Lives of Celebrated Characters
A set of transcendent essays on Celtic mysticism, describing Russells’ luminous excursions into the otherworld, including clairvoyant and prophetic visions, precognition of Gnostic concepts, past-life and astral journeys, and, always, heightened awareness of the beauty that pervades mundane reality. Russell describes encounters with what today we would call UFOs, and attempts to construct a private Kabala based on an intuitive reconstuction of a primal language and alphabet. Lastly, he attempts to put a mystical gloss on the primeval Celtic pagan deities. Chapters include The Slave Of The Lamp, The Many-Coloured Land, The Memory Of Earth, The Mingling Of Natures, The Language Of The Gods, The Celtic Imagination, Celtic Cosmogony, Ancient Intuitions, and Meditation.
Bertrand Russell’s classic primer on Western philosophy and the greatest thinkers of the past three millennia
With zest and rigor, Bertrand Russell applies twentieth-century thinking to age-old philosophy, from the works of Plato and Aristotle to those of René Descartes and John Locke. In The Problems of Philosophy, he reviews the Western canon’s most influential ideas and thought experiments, offering a comprehensive and enlightening text for curious and seasoned philosophy readers alike. Infused with Russell’s own observations and critiques, this study offers reviews of topics such as idealism, knowledge, and the natures of truth, reality, and existence. Including the author’s prominent thinking on knowledge by acquaintance versus knowledge by description, The Problems of Philosophy is a critical look at the major philosophical accomplishments spanning from classical Greece to the twentieth century.
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