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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


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

Plotinus - Problems of the Soul - Part 1

Commentary on the Enneads – Problems of the Soul – Ennead (IV-3-1)

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Hypatia of Alexandria and NASA

The NASA website, appropriately and to their credit, has a page on the Neoplatonist Hypatia.

The text states:

‘Sixteen hundred years ago, Hypatia became one of the world’s leading scholars in mathematics and astronomy. 279 more words


Epitome of Plotinus' Enneads 1.3: On Dialectic, or the Upward Way

Plotinus: Dialectic, or The Upward Journey.  The Enneads 1.3,  Stephen MacKenna (transl.), London, 1917–1930.

Our journey is to the Good.

What art or method will bring us there? 441 more words