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Plotinus, the Platonist (Used)
by Yount, David
Publisher: Parmenides Press
Book ID: 9781930972353, 1930972350
Plotinus, The Platonist explores the epistemological, metaphysical, and ethical views of both Plato and Plotinus, demonstrating through juxtaposition that the views of each man go beyond similarity -- they are essentially the same on some 180 different major and minor claims. Yount takes this comparison further, postulating that both Plotinus and Plato are best typified as mystics, as in their respective writings both describe their version of "The Ultimate Experience."
In Plotinian texts, this ultimate experience is characterized by having a vision or attaining knowledge of the Plotinian One; in Platonic texts, the ultimate experience involves obtaining insight into the Platonic Good. Yount argues that the "ultimate experience”"articulated and advocated by both men is actually the same experience, with the same requirements and the same effects. The Good and the One are interchangeable.
Yount’s contention runs counter to traditional Platonic and Plotinian scholarship, which holds that while the two philosophers share a number of views, they ultimately do not share a common philosophy. Yount lays out a thorough and extensive counterargument, drawing parallels and elucidating potent lines of connection between the two philosophers. The book is intended for all students of Ancient Greek philosophy, and will be an indispensable addition to the libraries of all Plato and/or Plotinus scholars.
The Accidental Shaman: Journeys with Plant Teachers and Other Spirit Allies
Charing, Howard G
Inner Traditions / Bear & Company
After surviving a serious elevator crash in London, Howard G. Charing found he had developed healing touch as well as the ability to hear voices and experience visions--just as a healer in Italy had predicted only a week before the accident. He began using his abilities to heal but felt he needed more guidance and training. He first connected with a national spiritual healing organization, only to be told he was doing everything wrong. Then, through a friend, he discovered shamanism.
The Luminous Stone: Lucifer in Western Esotericism (Western Esotericism in Context)
Schulke, Daniel A. (ed)
Three Hands Press
Limited to 800 copies
The Arcanum of the 'fallen angel' Lucifer evokes such concepts as heresy, rebellion, pride, liberation from the bonds of demiurgic oppression, and impetus for human evolution. Meaning 'light bearer', Lucifer has, from his earliest origins, been hailed by religious and artistic countercultures as a patron saint of enlightenment -- the essential quality embodying overthrow of ignorance and the inspired process of revelation. Allied to ancient Gnostic cosmological concepti...
LIBER SPIRITUUM: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick
Forrest, Adam (ed)
Book is limited to 500 hand numbered hardcover copies printed in two colors and bound in faux leather silk-touch cloth, 252 pages, Foil stamp on both the front and back boards with a full color frontispiece by acclaimed artist Caniglia and sewn in satin bookmark.
About the book:
For Liber Spirituum: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick, Azoth Press has assembled a group of nine of the foremost writers in the field of ceremonial magick, representi...
The Voynich Manuscript
Yale University Press
Many call the fifteenth-century codex, commonly known as the Voynich Manuscript, the world s most mysterious book. Written in an unknown script by an unknown author, the manuscript has no clearer purpose now than when it was rediscovered in 1912 by rare books dealer Wilfrid Voynich. The manuscript appears and disappears throughout history, from the library of the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II to a secret sale of books in 1903 by the Society of Jesus in Rome. The book s language has eluded deciphe...More