Spiritual Politics

by Spiritual Politics

Spiritual Politics
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 19
  • Last: 26 Jan 2014
"As Above, So Below," "Man was made in the Image of God," "Tat Vam Asi (That art Thou)." These great sayings form the core of spiritual philosophies the world over. In them lies the great secret of Spirituality, that the individual human being, and the divine, share a singular relationship of profound mystery. But while mysticism may be beautiful, faith without works is dead. The ultimate end of any religion is not merely belief, but an ethic, a code of behavior. And as individuals must have a code, how much so for nations? Every other Saturday, at 11 am Pacific, Join Elias Wilkin as he explores the intersection of politics, ethics and spirituality.

Episodes (19)

  • Intoduction to Spiritual Politics--The Basic Thesis
    Intoduction to Spiritual Politics--The Basic Thesis
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    Published: 5 Jan 2013 Duration: 31:00
    This first Episode of "Spiritual Politics" will explore the broad strokes of the basic thesis, which will drive the content for the entire series, namely, that a study of the mystical phrases "As Above so Below," "Man is Made in the Image o... Read more →
    This first Episode of "Spiritual Politics" will explore the broad strokes of the basic thesis, which will drive the content for the entire series, namely, that a study of the mystical phrases "As Above so Below," "Man is Made in the Image o... Read more →

  • At Long Last - Politics
    At Long Last - Politics
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    Published: 16 Feb 2013 Duration: 01:03:00
    In this episode, Elias Wilkin takes the Metaphysical and Ethical Philosophies previously estblished and uses them to flesh out the political philosophy.  He will examine the nature of the State and the people's relationship to it, and how t... Read more →
    In this episode, Elias Wilkin takes the Metaphysical and Ethical Philosophies previously estblished and uses them to flesh out the political philosophy.  He will examine the nature of the State and the people's relationship to it, and how t... Read more →

  • Natural Rights / Gun Controll
    Natural Rights / Gun Controll
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    Published: 2 Mar 2013 Duration: 01:16:00
    In this episode of Spiritual Politics, Elias Wilkin explores the concepts of Essentialism, Natural Rights, and Natural Law, in contrast to Existentialism, Nihilism, and "Positive Law," with respect to individual autonomy.  In the latter hal... Read more →
    In this episode of Spiritual Politics, Elias Wilkin explores the concepts of Essentialism, Natural Rights, and Natural Law, in contrast to Existentialism, Nihilism, and "Positive Law," with respect to individual autonomy.  In the latter hal... Read more →

  • Gay Marriage
    Gay Marriage
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    Published: 30 Mar 2013 Duration: 01:40:00
    In this episode Elias Wilkin examines the issue of Gay marriage, so recently tackled by the Supreme Court of the United States.  A brief overview of the current state of the law leads into a compairson between Spiritual Politics and the vie... Read more →
    In this episode Elias Wilkin examines the issue of Gay marriage, so recently tackled by the Supreme Court of the United States.  A brief overview of the current state of the law leads into a compairson between Spiritual Politics and the vie... Read more →

  • Re-Defining Left and Right
    Re-Defining Left and Right
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    Published: 11 May 2013 Duration: 01:06:00
    In this episode, Elias Wilkin examines the Left-Right Paradigm as it currently stands in American politics, and questions wheather these concepts make any sense when examined at a deeper level than mere talking points and Plattitudes.  Elia... Read more →
    In this episode, Elias Wilkin examines the Left-Right Paradigm as it currently stands in American politics, and questions wheather these concepts make any sense when examined at a deeper level than mere talking points and Plattitudes.  Elia... Read more →

  • Workers' Rights
    Workers' Rights
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    Published: 16 Mar 2013 Duration: 01:30:00
    Coming at you a little late this week, Elias Wilkin brings the view of Spiritual Politics to bear upon the question of workers' rights, particularly the issue of wages.  He'll examine the rights of property and contract, in the terms of Spi... Read more →
    Coming at you a little late this week, Elias Wilkin brings the view of Spiritual Politics to bear upon the question of workers' rights, particularly the issue of wages.  He'll examine the rights of property and contract, in the terms of Spi... Read more →

  • The Case for Anarcho Capitalsim
    The Case for Anarcho Capitalsim
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    Published: 13 Apr 2013 Duration: 01:46:00
    In this Episode, Elias Wilkin Puts forth the central thesis of Spiritual Politics: that Anarch-Capitalsim is the only moral, natural and legitimate form of social governance, and that efforts to bring about and maintain this type of society... Read more →
    In this Episode, Elias Wilkin Puts forth the central thesis of Spiritual Politics: that Anarch-Capitalsim is the only moral, natural and legitimate form of social governance, and that efforts to bring about and maintain this type of society... Read more →

  • Epistemology
    Epistemology
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    Published: 27 Apr 2013 Duration: 01:23:00
    In this Episode, Elias Wilkin explores the epistemology of Spiritual Politics.  How do we know what we know?  How does knowledge work?  This concept has been discussed in snippits in prior episodes, but now, finally, epistemology gets its o... Read more →
    In this Episode, Elias Wilkin explores the epistemology of Spiritual Politics.  How do we know what we know?  How does knowledge work?  This concept has been discussed in snippits in prior episodes, but now, finally, epistemology gets its o... Read more →

  • Dualism
    Dualism
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    Published: 30 Jun 2013 Duration: 01:32:00
    After a brief hiatus, Elias Wilkin returns to Spiritual Politics to discuss "Dualism," and the opposing philosophy of "Non-Dualism."  Elias examines the evolutionary origins of Dualism, as well as the spiritual, ethical and political danger... Read more →
    After a brief hiatus, Elias Wilkin returns to Spiritual Politics to discuss "Dualism," and the opposing philosophy of "Non-Dualism."  Elias examines the evolutionary origins of Dualism, as well as the spiritual, ethical and political danger... Read more →

  • Expanding on the Metaphysics
    Expanding on the Metaphysics
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    Published: 19 Jan 2013 Duration: 53:00
    Elias Wilkin examines the Macrocosm of the Spirit, the Microcosm of the soul, and discusses how the study of the relationship between these two reveals the autonomy of the individual. Elias Wilkin examines the Macrocosm of the Spirit, th... Read more →
    Elias Wilkin examines the Macrocosm of the Spirit, the Microcosm of the soul, and discusses how the study of the relationship between these two reveals the autonomy of the individual. Elias Wilkin examines the Macrocosm of the Spirit, th... Read more →

  • Ethics
    Ethics
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    Published: 2 Feb 2013 Duration: 01:07:00
    In this Episode, Elias Wilkin recaps the Metaphysics established in the first two episodes, and then builds off this foundation to lay out a spiritual ethical philosophy, in which the ethical binary of "Good and Bad" is expanded into a hexa... Read more →
    In this Episode, Elias Wilkin recaps the Metaphysics established in the first two episodes, and then builds off this foundation to lay out a spiritual ethical philosophy, in which the ethical binary of "Good and Bad" is expanded into a hexa... Read more →

  • The Tao of the Market
    The Tao of the Market
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    Published: 25 May 2013 Duration: 01:19:00
    The "Invisible Hand" of the free market gets spiritualized into the "Tao of the Market," in this episode.  Elias Wilkin examines how the Free Market--the free association of soveriegn individuals--brings about the creation of wealth for all... Read more →
    The "Invisible Hand" of the free market gets spiritualized into the "Tao of the Market," in this episode.  Elias Wilkin examines how the Free Market--the free association of soveriegn individuals--brings about the creation of wealth for all... Read more →

  • The Origins of Progressivism
    The Origins of Progressivism
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    Published: 8 Jun 2013 Duration: 01:56:00
    In this Episode, Elias Wilkin examines the origins and theory of "Progressivism," the innocuous name given to so-called "liberal" collectivist theories that run contrary to Natural Law and have wormed their way into the center of our curren... Read more →
    In this Episode, Elias Wilkin examines the origins and theory of "Progressivism," the innocuous name given to so-called "liberal" collectivist theories that run contrary to Natural Law and have wormed their way into the center of our curren... Read more →

  • Statism in Religion and Spirituality
    Statism in Religion and Spirituality
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    Published: 27 Jul 2013 Duration: 01:35:00
    In this episode Elias Wilkin examines why both religious and spiritual people tend to develop sympathies for statist ideologies.In this episode Elias Wilkin examines why both religious and spiritual people tend to develop sympathies for sta... Read more →
    In this episode Elias Wilkin examines why both religious and spiritual people tend to develop sympathies for statist ideologies.In this episode Elias Wilkin examines why both religious and spiritual people tend to develop sympathies for sta... Read more →

  • The Tree of Life Part IV: The Sun of the Self
    The Tree of Life Part IV: The Sun of the Self
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    Published: 1 Jan 2014 Duration: 02:14:00
    After the passing of the holidays, Elias Wilkin returns to ring in the new year with an examination of the Sphere of Tipareth and the Tarot Trump of "The Sun" the glorious triumpg of the self.  Like the great solar sphere, tune in on the fi... Read more →
    After the passing of the holidays, Elias Wilkin returns to ring in the new year with an examination of the Sphere of Tipareth and the Tarot Trump of "The Sun" the glorious triumpg of the self.  Like the great solar sphere, tune in on the fi... Read more →

  • The Tree of Life-Part 1:The High Priestess of the Self
    The Tree of Life-Part 1:The High Priestess of the Self
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    Published: 19 Oct 2013 Duration: 59:00
    After a long and unforseen dormancy, Spiritual Politics returns with a bang.  This episode kicks off a new multi-part series in which Elias Wilkin leads a guided tour up the Kabbalahistic Etz Chaim, the Tree of Life.  But this is not your g... Read more →
    After a long and unforseen dormancy, Spiritual Politics returns with a bang.  This episode kicks off a new multi-part series in which Elias Wilkin leads a guided tour up the Kabbalahistic Etz Chaim, the Tree of Life.  But this is not your g... Read more →

  • The Tree of Life Part VI: Defending the Tower
    The Tree of Life Part VI: Defending the Tower
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    Published: 26 Jan 2014 Duration: 01:11:00
    Spiritual Politics Returns with more analysis of the Tree of Life, this time focusing on Geburah, the Sphere of Strength and all the martial qualities of the Self. Spiritual Politics Returns with more analysis of the Tree of Life, this tim... Read more →
    Spiritual Politics Returns with more analysis of the Tree of Life, this time focusing on Geburah, the Sphere of Strength and all the martial qualities of the Self. Spiritual Politics Returns with more analysis of the Tree of Life, this tim... Read more →