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The Birth of Gender: An Allegory

Not long after the dissipation of The One, there arose an especially bright and ethereal creature on earth. By nature, the creature was full of potential and power, but was also a creature that was conflicted in mind and body, for it seemed to love and hate itself, and would often try to harm itself because of this. 1,777 more words

new books in Neoplatonism, spring 2017

Several juicy titles in Neoplatonic Studies are popping up for 2017 already. One is a promising-looking set of studies on Byzantine Perspectives on Neoplatonism, which includes a number of papers on Proclus, Plethon, and the reception of Neoplatonic texts in the Byzantine world. 51 more words


The Dissipation of The One: A Neoplatonist Creation Story

In the beginning there was The One, for the One had always existed. The nature of The One was to feel and think in union with itself always. 637 more words

Episode 5: Arius


If you know anything about early church history, you’ve probably heard of the Council of Nicaea and the heretic, Arius. But the story is shrouded in mystery.  210 more words


An Overview of Plotinus' Thought

“To the degree the soul goes toward the formless, being completely unable to comprehend it because it is not defined or stamped, so to speak, by a richly coloured stamp, she slides off and is frightened that she may have nothing.” Plotinus – Ennead VI-9-3… 12 more words


The Pull of the Daimon

Do you ever feel driven by a force that you sense is outside of your conscious will? Perhaps this energy is directed in a productive way toward a creative passion or vocation, or perhaps has darker or destructive manifestations that veer into the realm of obsession or addiction? 824 more words

James Hillman

The battle for art - part five: the bourgeois art gallery, capital's House of the Lord

Symbols for the two great approaches to God the Self:

  • floors of lacquered woodgrain – the pathway of contemplative (Romantic) spiritual activity
  • walls of pure white – the surrounds of contemplative spiritual stillness…
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Capitalist Ideology