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The Soul of Metaphysical Reflections

“The apex and role of an artist is to bring beauty, harmony & splendour into the mundane world through the vivifying qualities of the Muses.” A bold statement in need of validation yes; so let’s reflect upon the creative literary … Continue reading

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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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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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The Individual Soul

For hundreds of years both philosophers and religious alike have discussed the validity of the soul and its purpose. Many have come to articulate and express its beauty and essence through various mediums such as literature, creative art and ritual. … Continue reading

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For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Whether our values line up with natural law or principles such as fairness, respect, kindness, integrity and honesty, we nevertheless find ourselves at odds with one another and the world at large. Do we change our core values to adapt … Continue reading

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Plotinus – Life and Writings

PLOTINUS TELLS us nothing about his life in his own writings, and all our information about him comes from the biography which his disciple and editor Porphyry wrote as an introduction to the Enneads? Fortunately this is a reliable source. … 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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