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The Kingfisher's Wing (novel about Plotinus) (New)
by Casey, Mary
Publisher: Sophia Perennis
Book ID: 9781597310321, 1597310328
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The Kingfisher's Wing is a visionary reconstruction, or recital, of the life of Plotinus, based on a close study of the Enneads. It is an unveiling of an age-old wisdom which we find reflected in all the authentic traditions of mankind and serves as the basis of true civilization. It is a vivid evocation of the Mediterranean world of the third century mediated through a finely-tempered prose, and has been described as an inner journey through the mind of a poet to the heart of timeless Truth.
"I want to thank you for the self-examination to which The Kingfisher's Wing subjected me . . . for our time presents us with problems closely parallel to the times of Plotinus. You search out the key issues with a subtle insight and seriousness that is like a conscience speaking from our pages . . . for Plotinus was something far other, and far more, than a philosopher in the diminished modern sense of the term. He was a true 'lover of wisdom' -- of the spiritual knowledge that has been virtually forgotten in the secular world of the modern West . . . You have shown what Plotinus was -- and that, in the words of Socrates, 'the unexamined life is not liveable to man.'" -- Kathleen Raine, to the author
Mary Casey was born in Hampshire in 1915 and died in Dorset at midnight, January 30/31, 1980. The Enitharmon Press published two collections from her poems under the titles Full Circle and Christophoros in 1981; Rigby & Lewis published another selection, The Clear Shadow, in 1992; and a selection of journal entries, A Net in Water, was published by The Powys Society in 1994. Mary completed three historical novels, of which The Kingfisher's Wing is the first to be published. Mary was the daughter of Lucy Penny, sister of the writers John Cowper Powys, Llewellyn Powys, and Theodore Powys. Sophia Perennis has also published Night Horizons, which contains correspondence between Mary and her husband Gerard Casey.
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