Nicholas of Cusa and the Infinite
Thomas J. McFarlane
Nicholas of Cusa (1401-64) was a philosopher and theologian whose writings influenced the development of Renaissance mathematics and science. The first part of this podcast traces the historical development in the West of thought about the Infinite prior to the time of Nicholas of Cusa. The second part discusses his philosophy as presented in his major work, On Learned Ignorance. The third part of the podcast then examines the subsequent development of thought about the Infinite and the ways in which Nicholas of Cusa influenced mathematics and science.
Vladimir Koptelov, FRC
General Administrator of the Russian Administration
In this podcast, which is a reading of his discourse presented in the Grand Temple during the AMORC World Convention in San Jose, General Administrator Vladimir Koptelov introduces us to Russian Cosmism, the nineteenth century scientific, philosophical, religious, and cultural phenomenon in Russia.
The Rosicrucian Utopia
Claudio Mazzucco, FRC
Grand Master of the Italian Grand Lodge
In this podcast, which is a reading of his presentation at the AMORC World Convention in San Jose, Grand Master Claudio Mazzucco of the Italain Grand Lodge traces the path of Universal evolution from the Big Bang to the achievement of Cosmic Consciousness.
This podcast features an article from the December 2010 Mithraic Mysteries issue of the Rosicrucian Digest.In this selection, Jane B. Sellers discusses the precession of the equinoxes, vital to the understanding of the Mithraic Mysteries. Hipparchus may have rediscovered this astronomical phenomenon, however, it is clear that the Egyptians were aware of it centuries before.
This podcast features an article from the December 2010 Mithraic Mysteries issue of the Rosicrucian Digest. David Ulansey, Ph.D., and others propose that the followers of the Mithraic Mysteries worshipped a god who was powerful enough to adjust the positions of the stars, referring to the shift caused by the precession of the equinoxes.