Category Archives: astrology

Kalev’s Anti-Blog: A Post Scriptum: Maimonides So Close Yet So Far…

In my previous post on Maimonides’s Letter on Astrology, I noted that Leo Strauss had implied that Maimonides had accepted the philosopher’s distinction between god as a remote cause the affects of proximate cause on human beings. I had thought … Continue reading

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Kalev’s Anti-Blog: Maimonides’ ‘Letter on Astrology,’ Leo Strauss, and Some Luck

By Kalev Pehme For my friend Scott Alexander, one of the best readers of Maimonides; may he get the recognition he well deserves… One realizes when reading Maimonides’s Letter on Astrology, a comparatively short work, that it is an immensely … Continue reading

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Kalev’s Anti-Blog: A Short Story About Chicago and the Occult in the 1960s

Dark Forces By Kalev Pehme I was a young man in my first year in college when I was beaten by the Chicago police at a demonstration against the War in Vietnam. Fortunately, although one of the pale-blue helmeted officers … Continue reading

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Kalev’s Anti-Blog: A Poem

Across from the Roslyn Mill By Kalev Pehme Have you thought O dreamer that it may be all maya, illusion?                 —Walt Whitman   At Cedarmere where Byrant lived, lilies Impressionistically now splotch the pond. There are many red, ripe, wild … Continue reading

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Kalev Pehme’s Anti-Blog The Myths of the Zodiac

Some time ago, I was asked to write about the myths of zodiac for a website in Australia. I did so, and it has been a great success. I have modified and cleaned it up a bit and I am … Continue reading

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