"Uniting wisdom with the soul" is how The Postil Magazine describes its overall mission. The magazine content is free and contains an array of well-written and thought-provoking articles and other writings focusing on religion, history, philosophy, politics, and art.
The Postil Mazine describes itself in the following manner on its "About Us" page:
Our logo – a tree stump, though cut down, yet sprouting – points to a high truth – that good ideas, though cut down, will sprout and grow again. Truth, like energy, cannot be destroyed.
Our Latin motto – Vivida vis animi –means, “the vigorous strength of the mind, or the vigorous strength of the soul,” since the Latin word, animus, can mean both, “mind” and “soul” – which for us means faith and reason and together. It comes from Lucretius’ De rerum natura, Book I, line 72.
The mission of The Postil Magazine is to recoup a fading vision of humanity, namely, Classical Humanism, rooted in faith and reason, and best expressed in Judeo-Christianity. In other words, we work for the return of Christendom.
This is also the New Humanism, couched in the great tradition of Erasmus of Rotterdam and Sir Thomas More – deep learning, informed by deep faith.
We seek to feed the mind with good ideas, and good ideas are expressions of a celebratory soul. The West needs reseeding with good ideas because it is in the process of losing its soul.
There is a heavy pall of cultural fatigue smothering the West. It is a true Dark Age, where wisdom is confused with information, truth is problematized as spin, faith is ridiculed as superstition, language is tightly controlled, and reason is shouted down by weaponized emotion.
We recognize that human beings cannot live without ideals, without transcendence, without truth. In effect, there can be no humanity without God.
There is a great hunger for deeper faith, for purer enlightenment, for greater virtue, for sharper reason, and for good ideas. In other words, a hunger for truth.
Our task is to rediscover spiritual and intellectual excellence, as expressed in merit. And it is through excellence that humans achieve their greater, eternal purpose – moral beauty. In this way, civilization is the embodiment of both good ideas and virtue.
I warmly thank the editor(s) at The Postil Magazine for including my work in the latest edition of their excellent publication and encourage you to visit and support their site.
I am sure to become a regular reader of the magazine myself.