Category Archives: Spirituality

On the Emergence into Life

On the descent of the soul into body, the Philosopher Plotinus explains the reason for our emergence into life. He holds to the notion that the universe is filled with souls in order to make it complete. It is here … Continue reading

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Set Forth into the Deep

This poem largely draws upon platonic thought so as to express how we have come to experience reality as separated beings. It encapsulates a world view no longer acceptable by the masses but for the poet it remains the fabric … Continue reading

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Creating Pathways of Peace

If put into action, the following biblical suggestions may help to reduce the psychological plaque to well-being. Such counsel is by no means a panacea fix for all individuals. Nevertheless it possesses a spirit or a certain kind of poise … Continue reading

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Between the Heart & Mind

A life void of pleasure may be dull and boring, or something far worse. You might ask what would be the sense of working hard at something if there is no reward in the end or at least some enjoyment … Continue reading

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Commentary on Ennead I.4 – Well-Being

Plotinus makes perfect sense if you take the time to think about what he is saying. To attain ultimate well-being is an out of this world experience. It’s about being in eternity opposed to existing in time. Rather than getting … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings – 2017

Wishing you all a very merry and warm holiday season! Here in my area of the globe each day now comes with more light and the snow fall affords the opportunity for cross country skiing. An awesome way to keep … Continue reading

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Plotinus – Light of Light

The passages used in this video help to convey a vivid representation of a spiritual realm not known through the senses. Such heights require a certain kind of intellect or theoretical wisdom by which to grasp such eternal principles. Some … Continue reading

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Docility – Open Both Ears

“Just as docility has to do with a man’s doing well in acquiring a correct estimation from another, so shrewdness has to do with a man’s doing well in acquiring a correct estimation on his own.” – Aquinas Docility is … Continue reading

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Understanding First Principles

From my childhood up to the present day, good manners have been second nature to me. Good morning, pardon me, cleaning up after myself, allowing seniors to get on the bus first, apologising for mistakes, waiting patiently in a line … Continue reading

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Be Grateful – Not Hateful

The Canticle of the Sun became song through a man who was bent on restoring what he believed to be one of the main functions of our humanity, namely charity, i.e. to bestow unto others a means to live life … Continue reading

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