The second issue of Aditi will treat the question of the kali yuga.
According to the Hindu cosmology, humanity passes through four ages. We are presently living in the last age or kali yuga in which human beings have lost contact with the gods and with the Sacred and are heading toward a catastrophe that should eventually bring a return of the Golden Age (satya yuga).
What are the spiritual paths still available for those living in the “dark age”? What is the contemporary relevance of the teachings of the Upanishad and Bhagavad Gita? How can the initiatory path of the Tantra and the Goddess help one seize the paradoxical opportunities of a world in which, according to Nietzsche’s formula, “God is dead” ?
This issue will also explore the Hindu conception of time and history. How to interpret the prophecies contained in the Hindu scriptures? How do these teachings compare to those of monotheistic faiths but also Classical mythology and Greek philosophy? How did the cyclical conception of time shape the Hindu vision of history but also of the political?
This issue will finally analyze how western esotericists such as René Guénon or Julius Evola have interpreted (and maybe distorted) the Hindu conception of time to criticize the modern world.
Potential contributors should send a one-page proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org for review. Articles can be written in English or French. Those proficient in both languages are encouraged to write in English. Articles should be no longer than 5000 words and use the Chicago Style. For Sanskrit words, authors should use the International Alphabet of Sanskrit Transliteration (IAST). Finalized articles are due on January, 15th 2019. Publication is scheduled for the fall 2019.