Louise de Keroualle, Louis XIV’s Seductive Spy

Portrait of Louise de Keroualle (detail), Duchess of Portsmouth, about 1671–74, Peter Lely. Oil on canvas, 49 1/4 in. × 40 in. J. Paul Getty Museum, 78.PA.223 While not quite a rags-to-riches story, Louise de Keroualle’s rapid rise in 17th-century British court and society puts her toward the top of my “Women Who Get Stuff[…]

Trump, His Virus and the Dark Age of Unreason

Photo of Joseph McCarthy by United Press (Library of Congress) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons By Bill Moyers and Michael Winship There’s a virus infecting our politics and right now it’s flourishing with a scarlet heat. It feeds on fear, paranoia and bigotry. All that was required for it to spread was a timely opportunity[…]

The Reality of Consciousness (VIDEO)

Is Consciousness a fundamental pre-existing awareness? What is the universe made of? According to visionary author and revolutionary futurist, Peter Russell … Nothing. It’s not made of any “thing.” There is this aware field of being, that is already there. He believes that the current worldview stating that the world exists of space, time and matter,[…]