What are the central differences between Latin and Eastern theology? Is there are common thread of difference that gives rise to two different approaches to divinity, knowledge, revelation and eschatology? Yes, I argue. I discuss Augustine, Aquinas, absolute divine simplicity as borrowed from Aristotle and Plato, the Logos, the Greek triad, I Am as "pure being," Anselm, the analogia entis/chain of being, apophatic theology, theosis, created grace, divine energies, divine ideas, and the supposed 'beatific vision.'
Note: apologies for the Skype quality which skips and jumps here and there, and which I could not help. We'll just pretend it's cryptographic and we're "agents" (not spies!) and de-code certain sections where Skype "jumps." Ms. Annie Machon was gracious enough to grant me an interview to discuss her own story, the infamous David Shayler affair, corruption and whistleblowing in British Intelligence, the modern terror state, and much more. Her 2005 book, Spies, Lies and Whistelbowers: MI5, MI6 and the Shayler Affair is a fascinating read, and can be tracked down, if you're sleuth enough. Her bio at her site reads: Annie Machon is a former intelligence officer for MI5, the UK Security Service, who resigned in 1996 to blow the whistle on the spies' incompetence and crimes with her ex-partner, David Shayler. Drawing on her varied experiences, she is now a media pundit, author, journalist, international tour and event organiser, political campaigner, and PR consultant. She has a rare perspective both on the inner workings of governments, intelligence agencies and the media, as well as the wider implications for the need for increased openness and accountability in both public and private sectors. She is also a recognised international public speaker on a variety of issues: security and intelligence, ethics and citizenship, the war on terror, press and media freedoms, secrecy legislation, civil liberties, totalitarianism and police states, accountability in government and business as well as discussing her personal story of being 'on the run'. Annie can also provide relatively pain-free and fun training in public speaking and media skills, Annie read Classics at Cambridge University and then began a career in publishing. In 1991 she was recruited by MI5 where she was posted to their political and counter-terrorism departments. Machon, A. (2005). Spies, Lies and Whistleblowers: MI5 and the David Shayler Affair. Book Guild Ltd. ISBN-10: 185776952X http://www.anniemachon.com/ http://jaysanalysis.com
Primal Edge Health invited me on to discuss veganism as social engineering, the green cult, the moral relativism and meaningless Darwinian materialism of hipster soy boy fuititarians and cultists.
Jay Dyer is the author of Esoteric Hollywood: Sex, Cults and Symbols in Film. He is the host of the JaysAnalysis Podcast/Esoteric Hollywood. He is also a regular contributor to 21stCenturyWire, Soul of the East and the Espionage History Archive. Broaching subjects as wide as satire, metaphysics, film analysis, theology, geopolitics, literature and history, as well as interviewing numerous prominent figures, Jay has authored hundreds of articles already read by millions in just the past few years. Jay is also working with Jay Weidner on a new television series for Gaia based on this unique approach to film.