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Our journey back into the centre of eternity is one of transcending levels of intelligence. It is a soulful expression of learning to simply be what we already are. 65 more words


Hegel the consummate Neoplatonist 13b

Hegel and Plotinus rejected propositions of the understanding from their speculative philosophy

Hegel rejected from his philosophy those traditional tools of reason that are employed to test the worth and validity of concepts – the proposition of the understanding (Verstand), the use of predication and the formal syllogism – and he did so all for the same reason – that they deny the unity-in-difference and the principle of negation which are the engine of the conceptual openness and poetry of his Neoplatonic system, the mysticism of which neither he nor his ideological proponents would or could ever acknowledge. 2,352 more words

Capitalist Ideology

Hegel the consummate Neoplatonist 13a

Concepts, propositions, predication and the speculative sentence

Hegel, philosopher of concrete concepts

In bourgeois ideology Hegel is known as the philosopher of concrete concepts, the hard man, master and exemplar of reason. 1,753 more words


New translation of Calcidius

John Magee’s new translation of the fourth-century Latin commentary of Calcidius on Plato’s Timaeus has now appeared, courtesy of Harvard University Press. Check it out… 166 more words


Our Guardian Spirit

As children our Guardian Spirit is very real to us but as we become more rigid and cynical in our view of the world we pass off our Daemon as mere superstition. 120 more words


Return to the One: Plotinus's Guide to God-Realization

If you are looking for an easy to read, a very simple introduction, and a direct way to penetrate the spirit of Plotinus’ teaching, then RETURN TO THE ONE: PLOTINUS’S GUIDE TO GOD-REALIZATION is an ideal way to begin your exploration. 38 more words


Hegel the consummate Neoplatonist 12c

God is cognised in a perspectival community

A perspectival cultus is Neoplatonism’s end point. In it, the divine as eternal, infinite all-knowing lives amongst (with a Christian patina, is reconciled with) the multitude of a community, finite in their lives and knowledge. 2,372 more words