Tag Archives: Enneads

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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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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Plotinus – On Providence

How can one account for Providence when we live in a world of so much suffering and bloodshed? Perhaps we are failing to perceive nature aright or we are missing the mark as to conducting our lives in accordance to … 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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TO KNOW SPIRIT IS TO SIMPLY BE

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. In the 5th Ennead, tractate 3, chapter 9, Plotinus demonstrates how we … Continue reading

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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. Plato himself approaches such topics through the medium … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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PLOTINUS ON NUMBER

Plotinus on Number explores the essential role which number plays in the architecture of the universe in Neoplatonic philosophy… Click on image above to watch video. JY

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PLOTINUS – ON BRINGING VISION INTO SIGHT

‘Let us then make a mental picture of our universe’ says Plotinus, in view to calling upon the Source of all things so as to behold it as vision. Here resides a representation of this intellectual exercise or what some … Continue reading

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CONTEMPLATION – Uniting All Existence

The modern use of the word contemplation is to think seriously about something. It is a mental act of intelligence, often used so as to make an important decision or to ponder the relevance of something significant in which the … Continue reading

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