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Plotinus, the Platonist (Used)

by Yount, David

Publisher: Parmenides Press

Binding: Paperback

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 Sworn Book of Honorius: Liber Iuratus Honorii The Sworn Book of Honorius: Liber Iuratus Honorii
Honorius of Thebes
Ibis Press / Nicolas-Hayes

As the title testifies, students were sworn to secrecy before being given access to this magic text, and only a few manuscripts have survived. Bits of its teachings, such as the use of the magic whistle for summoning spirits, are alluded to in other texts. Another key element of its ritual, the elaborate Seal of God, has been found in texts and amulets throughout Europe.

Interest in The Sworn Book of Honorius has grown in recent years, yet no modern translations have been attemptedunt...

Price: $35.00

Beyond the Mauve Zone. Enhanced Edition. Beyond the Mauve Zone. Enhanced Edition.
Grant, Kenneth

London: Starfire Publishing, 2016. Limited Edition. A new, enhanced edition of BEYOND THE MAUVE ZONE, fully corrected by Michael Staley using Kenneth Grant's personal copy with his annotations. The volume has also been re-set, and includes a new index that should prove most useful. A FINE CLOTH COPY in illustrated dust jacket. Custom end papers. Colored frontispiece, and twenty-four page plate section with the majority of the images being in color. 324 pages, indexed. Octavo. This is the eighth,...

Price: $59.95

Jailbreaking the Goddess: A Radical Revisioning of Feminist Spirituality Jailbreaking the Goddess: A Radical Revisioning of Feminist Spirituality
Allen, Lasara Firefox
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.

"Jailbreaking the Goddess is an important contribution to the writings on Goddess tradition and feminist spirituality. . . . I love her political savvy, her sensitivity around issues of diversity and cultural awareness and appropriation, and her unabashed celebration of pleasure, sensuality, and life!" -- Starhawk

Jailbreaking the Goddess is a revolutionary revisioning of the feminine divine. Where the maiden, mother, crone archetypal system is tied to female biology and physic...

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The Blazing Dew of Stars The Blazing Dew of Stars
Smith, David Chaim
Fulgur Limited

London: Fulgur Limited, 2013. Limited to 1001 copies only. Square landscape folio. For those who have had the joy of handling and experiencing The Sacrificial Universe released last year, this new book will continue that fine tradition. The Blazing Dew of Stars is a complex mystical text which speaks with many voices to introduce the practice of Kabbalistic contemplative alchemy. The volume offers glimpses of a rare view of direct application and immersion into the Real, intertwini...

Price: $89.95

The House of Owls The House of Owls
Angell, Tony
Yale University Press

For a quarter century, Tony Angell and his family shared the remarkable experience of closely observing pairs of western screech owls that occupied a nesting box outside their forest home. The journals the author recorded his observations in, and the captivating drawings he created, form the heart of this compelling book a personal account of an artist-naturalist s life with owls. Angell s extensive illustrations show owls engaged in what owls do hunting, courting, raising families, and exercisi...

Price: $30.00