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Plotinus - The Hypostases - The One, Intellect and Soul

At the heart of Plotinus’ teaching resides the three principles, archai or hypostases. The One, Intellect and the Soul.

“There is the One beyond being… and next in order there is being and intellect, and the nature of soul is third. 48 more words

Philosophy

Waterfalls, Chesney Hawkes and Salmon

Emanation is something which naturally flows out of something. This could be water from a waterfall to form a stream. In theology Emanation is the belief that God (or a divine being often referred to as ‘the one’) formed the universe by it naturally flowing out of them. 192 more words

Prometheus Trust CFP: Immortality

From John Finamore, via the ISNS mailing list:

PROMETHEUS TRUST TENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

TO BE HELD ON 10-12 JULY 2015 AT AT

PURLEY CHASE CENTRE, MANCETTER, WARWICKSHIRE, CV9 2RQ, UK… 329 more words

Call For Papers

Travel Grants to be awarded for ISNS 2015 Conference in Buenos Aires

From John Finamore, via the ISNS mailing list:

The International Society for Neoplatonic Studies is pleased to announce Travel Grants for the ISNS Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 15-19, 2015. 169 more words

Conference

New Books: Divination and Theurgy in Neoplatonism and Restoring the Soul of the World

Two works I have been eagerly awaiting for some time have recently come to light:

Crystal Addey’s Divination and Theurgy in Neoplatonism augurs (forgive me) a thorough and painstaking analysis of the relationship between divinatory practices and later Greek philosophy, with special attention lavished on Porphyry’s… 70 more words

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The Christian worldview explained by R.J. Rushdoony

Since God has created man and all things else, and God’s absolute and total government rules providentially in and through all things, moral responsibility is an inescapable part of the constitution of things.

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The Luminous Mirrors of the Deity

“Thus the sefiroth are here conceived as worlds but also as seals, as minting stamps of all reality—just as the Platonists speak of the ideas as seals—but they are also the ”luminous mirrors” of the deity through which its light is reflected in all reality. 168 more words

Gershom Scholem