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Who is Socrates?

 

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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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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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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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What is Neoplatonism

Platonic thought has flowed into many directions over the centuries and many have experienced it in different ways. Its flavour has been altered through the dramatic unfolding of the western mind and yet continues to inspire those who absorb its rays. Click … Continue reading

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ON THE PRIMAL GOOD – The source of all lesser goods

  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 the ideal itself that allows for all lesser … 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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