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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

Click on the video above to watch a short adaptation of Return to the One: Plotinus’s Guide to God Realization. – A modern day commentary on the Enneads of Plotinus. JY  

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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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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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SUICIDE – On going out of the body

“When he was on the point of death… he said, ‘Try to bring back the god in us to the divine in the All!’ and, as a snake crept under the bed on which he was lying and disappeared into … Continue reading

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Platonic Reflections – On our emergence into Life

My stillness in depth of infinite mind, That which allows for the all to align. Through the fire of imagination, transposed manifestation, we, no longer three, but I. Temperance and her kind my golden mean, Justice as scales to keep … Continue reading

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ON THE PRIMAL GOOD – The source of all lesser goods

Commentary on the Enneads of Plotinus – Ennead 1.7 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 … Continue reading

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