"has demonstrated an excellent understanding of problematic issues and has contributed challenging questions and highly intellectual pathways in his writing...."
- Dr. Eitel Timm, PhD, William Butler Yeats und Friedrich Nietzsche
"...the quintessential Waldorfian protege."
- Carol Milstone, The National Post, CANADA (2002)
"I find Elegwen to be an articulate lecturer. He is a serious scholar and would be an asset to any PhD program."
- H.E. Dr. Lilian Torres-Muga, PhD., Ambassador of Peru to Czech Republic (2019)
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"If everything is within nature, or a natural cosmos, then miracles and seemingly supernatural powers are not unearthly, even though they are certainly divinely inspired. Such powers and graces and gifts do not need a source beyond the natural. The emanations of reality and orders of existence from God supply us with all the energy we need to create the so-called supernatural effects known to history."
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Three scholarly works written from 1997 to 2004, during a seven year period of study prior to completing my opus, The Ethics of Understanding God.
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An exploration of structuralist methodology into the approach of hermeneutics following by William Butler Yeats in his study of the mythology "structuralist correspondences" of the Irish pantheons and the the Kabbalistic Tree of Life.
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"The cosmic model of nature in semiotics contains two aspects: the semiotic, the presemiotic. That is, there is a realm of meaning, sign and interpretation, and also a realm prior to this, a kind of ‘underconscious of nature’ where signs are not yet formed and divulged. This is naturalism that accepts nature and spirit as the only precategories and in particular sees nature as containing elements of self-transcendence; as naturalism it denies any form of the supernatural, but reinterprets the supernatural into orders within nature’s ecstatic self-transcendence."
"Hermeticists listen to – and now and then hear – the beating of the heart of the spiritual life of humanity. They cannot do otherwise than live as guardians of the life and communal soul of religion, science and art. They do not have any privilege in any of these domains; saints, true scientists, and artists of genius are their spiritual superiors. But they live for the mystery of the communal heart which beats within all religions, all philosophies, all arts and all sciences – past, present and future."
- Anonymous, Meditations on the Tarot: A Journey Into Christian Hermeticism (written by Roman Catholic anthroposophist Valentin Tomberg)
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"Not all who wander are lost." - J.R.R. Tolkien
In 2004 Elegwen O'Maoileoin attended the First Annual Conference for the academic Association for the Study of Esotericism (ASE) at the University of Michigan, East Lansing.
Despite encouragement to skip straight to doctoral work, he remained at UBC to earn a graduate Diploma in Christian Studies, followed by his Masters of Divinity (M.Div.) at UBC's Vancouver School of Theology in 2006 before continuing doctoral studies with Dr. Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, until his tragic death August 29th, 2012.
My playing of music, composing and songwriting happened in grad school and grew out of my love of exotic instruments from uilleann pipes, to lutes and other instruments of Ireland, the European Renaissance and the Balkans and Near East.
Most of my albums are available under the stage name DAMANTA, an old Irish (Gaeilge) word used on Inis Mor (where I lived) as the supreme superlative; it could also mean, deadly or awesome in that sense.
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