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Plotinus – Ennead I.2 – Commentary

“The Civic Virtues…. are a principle of order and beauty in us as long as we remain passing our life here: they ennoble us by setting bound and measure to our desires and to our entire sensibility, and dispelling false … Continue reading

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Plotinus – Ennead I.I – Commentary

Know thyself: these were the words inscribed on the entrance to the Oracle of Delphi. Philosophia begins with this injunction and so Plotinus begins where we all must necessarily begin: with oneself. Click on the image above for commentary on … Continue reading

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Commentary on the Enneads of Plotinus

Join us for a chapter-by-chapter commentary on The Enneads of Plotinus. But first things first, we must seek to understand the philosophical foundation of this work.  Plotinus inquires into the nature of existence itself, rather than any of the various … 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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