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Riddles in the Dark: Socrates' Prayer in the Phaedrus

Dear Reader,

It is one of the underlying theses of the book on which I am working that there is an occult shamanistic and theurgic tradition buried in Plato’s dialogues on love, the Phaedrus and the Symposium. 351 more words

New book: Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Plato in Antiquity

Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Plato in Antiquity. Edited by Harold Tarrant, University of Newcastle Australia, Danielle A. Layne, Gonzaga University, Dirk Baltzly, University of Tasmania and Monash University, and François Renaud, Université de Moncton. 490 more words


Call for Panels: International Society for Neoplatonic Studies 2018

Courtesy of John Finamore:


    I am pleased to announce the call for panels for the 16th annual ISNS conference, to be held in Los Angeles on June 13-16, 2018, in conjunction with Loyola Marymount University. 298 more words


Iamblichus: Recognizing Spirits

I’m reading Iamblichus, On the Egyptian Mysteries, with some friends.  As a group, we’ve read the letter and chapter two, but time and circumstances have prevented us from meeting as often as we’d like to discuss the rest.   1,302 more words


Neoplatonic Metaphysics

There is only One Source
One Essence
Yours and Mine
There is no difference
No fixed entity
It is simultaneously both
Being and Thought

Consider this… 46 more words