Category Archives: Mysticism

LIFE (PLAY-DOH FOR THE MIND)

For your unique palate and edification, a cup of tea with a mild Neoplatonic flavour and a twist of Lila from the Vedic tree, no need for sweetener to take the edge off, it is best to contemplate this experience with … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Evolution of the Western Mind

An Introduction to The Passion of the Western Mind (Understanding the ideas that have shaped our world view) The Passion presents a concise narrative history of the Western world view beginning with the ancient Greeks. The aim of this book … Continue reading

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PLOTINUS – WHAT IS SOUL

For Plotinus our prior life as soul was in spirit but not in the way that we now perceive ourselves with flesh and blood, but as a oneness of sorts with spirit itself. So why would soul in its right … Continue reading

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For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Whether our values line up with natural law or principles such as fairness, respect, kindness, integrity and honesty, we nevertheless find ourselves at odds with one another and the world at large. Do we change our core values to adapt … Continue reading

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Platonic Dialogue – For the modern day soul.

Here resides the beginning & end of platonic dialogue. This is philosophy for the everyday person. The trial and death of Socrates is one of the most cherished stories within the western world. It is a classic that remains forever … Continue reading

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Arthur Schopenhauer – Upanishads – Random Selections

In light of the Upanishads… The World as Will and Representation – Vol 1 – Random Selections. By Arthur Schopenhauer. Translated and edited by Judith Norman, Alistair Welchman & Christopher Janaway. Narrated & adapted for video by Jason Youngman. Click … Continue reading

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Arthur Schopenhauer: In Light of the Upanishads

In light of the Upanishads… The World as Will and Representation Vol 1 §63 (Eternal Justice) By Arthur Schopenhauer. Translated and edited by Judith Norman, Alistair Welchman and Christopher Janaway. Narrated & adapted for video by Jason Youngman Click here … Continue reading

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Immortality – Transcendental vs Immanent knowledge

IMMORTALITY: A DIALOGUE THE ESSAYS OF ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER STUDIES IN PESSIMISM Volume Four Translated by T. Bailey Saunders Adapted & narrated by Jason Youngman Ever wonder why philosophers are stereotypically seen as depressed and sombre individuals who like to find … Continue reading

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Plotinus – God is the Goal

For Plotinus – God is the Goal – that ultimate telos that so many have pondered throughout the ages is still a hot topic to this day. Many of us comprehend God by asserted attributes: God is love, God is … Continue reading

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