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What is Philosophy?

The Magic of Life

Life is magical and magic is life, just gaze into the eyes of a new born child. Since the dawn of humanity, people have recognized the magic and mystery of life. From this awe was birthed a form of understanding—philosophy and religion.  

Philosophy is the study of the mysteries of the Absolute and the Relative; heaven and earth; Creator and Creation. It comes from the Greek φιλοσοφία [philosophia], which literally translates as ‘love of wisdom.’

Wisdom derives from the following formula: information without experience remains just information; information plus experience equals knowledge; knowledge plus experience equals wisdom.

Philosophy

  • The science of things divine and human, and of the causes in which they are contained. [Cicero]
  • The science of things evidently deduced from first principles. [Descartes]
  • The greatest good ever imparted by Divinity to (hu) man. [Plato]
  • Philosophy begins with wonder. [Socrates]

A  Spiritual Philosophy

  • Divine Humanity is a spiritual philosophy that attempts to understand and explain the mysteries of life and creation.
  • It is based on first knowledge or first principles. It is not solely based on earth knowledge such as earth-based philosophies/religions or is it solely based on the heavens such as Organized Religion.
  • Divine Humanity is based on both the earth and the heavens and is experiential and transformational in content.

A Green Philosophy and Religion

Divine Humanity recognizes the divine in nature and the sacredness of all living things. It acknowledges the equality and divinity of nature. Humanity is not above nature, as a steward; nor below nature, at the mercy of it. Humanity is one with nature and in partnership with the earth in co-creating a paradisiacal state of life, for all life.

"If it comes to pride with a philosopher then it is a great pride. His work never refers him to a public, the applause of the masses, and the hailing chorus of contemporaries. To wander lonely along his path belongs to the nature of the philosopher. His talents are the most rare, in a certain sense the most unnatural and at the same time exclusive and hostile even to kindred talents. The wall of his self sufficiency must be of diamond, if it is not to be demolished and broken, for everything is in motion against him. His journey to immortality is more cumbersome and impeded than any other and yet nobody can believe more firmly than the philosopher that he will attain the goal by that journey. He has truth; the wheel of time may roll whither it pleases, never can it escape from truth. It is important to hear that such men have lived."
(Friedrich Nietzsche, 1890)