Category Archives: Mysticism

ON THE PRIMAL GOOD – The source of all lesser goods

Commentary on the Enneads of Plotinus – Ennead 1.7 There is another sort of good that Plotinus speaks of – that is the transcendent Platonic Good. This sort of good supposedly goes beyond moral excellence, and in some respect is … Continue reading

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TETRAGRAMMATON MEDITATION

This is an auditory & visual meditation upon the four letter name of the Hebrew G-d. The objective is to visualize and allow the sound of the letters of the Divine Name to resonate throughout the whole of ones being … Continue reading

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An arduous trip each soul to partake; to act out roles til’ the day we awake.

To look back upon history and contemplate its greater meaning is something significant to behold. Again and again we see the same archetypal stories being played out as actors upon a stage wearing different costumes. Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor, rich man, … Continue reading

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ON WELL BEING – Rooted in the Good Itself

In this tractate Plotinus presents how we are to live well and reach our true good. Despite the present & more popular notion of living well, which has come to be associated with power & wealth, he takes the higher … Continue reading

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EUDAIMONIA – THE ART OF LETTING GO

Eudaimonia is often translated as happiness or well-being. The name itself suggests a spiritual component or orientation. My new year’s resolution for 2016 is to ask as many people as possible what they believe to be the common element of … Continue reading

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THE UNIVERSE AS A SINGLE HARMONY

The eerie sound of swords clash for worldly power, the fall of giants shake the earth blocking economic pathways and the roar of irrationalism as tidal waves suffocate the weak. Yet when we look to the heavens there is an … Continue reading

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The Phaedrus by Plato – The Winged Soul

The Phaedrus is a priceless work of literary art. It possesses the myth of the rise and fall of the human soul; an archetypal story brought into fruition within every solar system throughout the heavens, so it is for those … Continue reading

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Illumination in the lingering strings of Vivaldi

The snowflakes scatter around before they reside upon the ground. Their patterns are within my power as my soul aligns itself with the One. Sweet melody unfolding, expanding ocean wave reflects the setting sun. The Red Priest joins the loose … Continue reading

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Plotinus – On the Intelligible Beauty

Rekindling Plotinus’ work on the Intelligible Beauty with art and music. “Since we say that the person who has come into contemplation of the intelligible world, and  understood the beauty of the true intellect, will also be able to form … Continue reading

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On Surrendering the Soul

“But in proportion as the soul goes towards the formless, since it is utterly unable to comprehend it because it is not delimited and, so to speak, stamped by a richly varied stamp, it slides away and is afraid that … Continue reading

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