European Grand Narrative

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The European Grand Narrative (EGN) is Creation Template that emerged as a consequence of the intellectual/theological activities of Renaissance elites.[1] The European Grand Narrative consisted of three related variations, Philosophia Perennis, Prisca Theologia, and Pia Philosophia. The EGN has informed esoteric and exoteric spirituality and popular culture since.

Related Terms

European Grand Narrative > Common Core, Elite Spirituality, Perennial Philosophy, Philosophia Perennis, Pia Philosophia, Platonic Orientalism, Prisca Theologia, Regime of Accumulation

Notes

The EGN is mystified, obscured, and hard to pin down. It "is constituted of no fewer than three macrohistorical models, each with their own implications and internal logic, may have been a weakness theoretically, but could be an advantage in practice. The very ambiguity of the narrative gave it a peculiar flexibility: it allowed authors – provided they possessed sufficient erudition and rhetorical skill – to have recourse to different apologetic strategies at different times or to mix elements taken from all three models, and thereby elude their critics almost forever in a never-ending maze of references to unquestionable authorities."[2]

The EGN is a Creation Tempolate designed to prop up and perpetuate the elite's extant Regime of Accumulation

The EGN can be traced in part to the the activities of elite high priests in Persian working to prop up the empire of Persian Autocrat Ardashir[3]

Footnotes

  1. Hanegraaff, Wouter J. Esotericism and the Academy: Rejected Knowledge in Western Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
  2. Hanegraaff, Wouter J. Esotericism and the Academy: Rejected Knowledge in Western Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
  3. Sosteric, Mike. “From Zoroaster to Star Wars, Jesus to Marx: The Art, Science, and Technology of Human Manipulation,” Unpublished. https://www.academia.edu/34504691.
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