Posts tagged with 'Jonathan Black'

  • POSTED ON: August 29, 2013
    FILED UNDER: Books, Television
    TAGS: Jonathan Black

    Books, Television

    Idealism and Fantasy

    By Mark Booth

    Idealism and Fantasy

    A few years ago I wrote book called The Secret History of the World. It was history according to the beliefs of secret societies like the Rosicrucians. I didn’t try to argue for it or present evidence, just dragged it all into the light of day. These mystical and esoteric beliefs, taken together, are a well worked account of idealism, the philosophy which argues that mind is in some sense more real than matter and prior to it. The book has done well in some territories, including France, Holland and the States. I was tickled pink the other day to discover that the villain of a Spanish film epic of the Holy Grail and the Templars was named after Jonathan Black. It seems to appeal to students and others curious about new ways of looking at the world. I was even invited to lecture on idealism at Maastricht University, not because I’m a proper philosopher but because materialism – the opposite of idealism – is so dominant that it’s hard to find anyone to argue the toss.