Ancient Philosophy Mystery and Magic

Ancient Philosophy  Mystery  and Magic
Author : Peter Kingsley
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages : 422
Release : 1995
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105018238308
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Philosophy Mystery and Magic Book Description:

The second half of the book re-examines problems regarding the connections between ancient magic, science, and religion. More specifically, it traces for the first time a line of transmission from Empedocles and the early Pythagoreans down to southern Egypt, and from there into the world of Islam.

Reality

Reality
Author : Peter Kingsley
Publisher :
Total Pages : 591
Release : 2003
ISBN 10 : UOM:39076002420979
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reality Book Description:

Kingsley introduces the extraordinary mystical tradition that lies at the roots of Western culture. "Stunningly original, this book is momentous in its implications."--Huston Smith, author of "The World's Religions."

A Story Waiting to Pierce You

A Story Waiting to Pierce You
Author : Peter Kingsley
Publisher :
Total Pages : 174
Release : 2010
ISBN 10 : 1890350206
ISBN 13 : 9781890350208
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Story Waiting to Pierce You Book Description:

Revealing a forgotten truth in the present day, this account illuminates the crumbling political and economic structures of the West, shedding light on an ongoing and arduous search for a sense of purpose. Recounting a true story, this exploration tells of a wandering Mongol shaman who made a dramatic appearance around the Mediterranean centuries before the time of Christ. Highlighting how this nomad came as an envoy on a mission of purification, this study records how he met with a man who became tremendously influential in Western science, philosophy, culture, and religion: Pythagoras. The essence of Western civilization is said to have originated from this meeting, and this examination argues that today’s conflicts and tensions have stemmed from taking this monumental occasion for granted, forgetting that there must be a greater meaning to life than everyday efforts and struggles. Reflecting on a time when Eastern and Western cultures were one, this evocation contends that there is still a common spiritual heritage to all civilizations. A unique collaboration between the author and archaeologists, historians, and shamans from around the world, this document has the potential to change the future for all.

German Political Thought and the Discourse of Platonism

German Political Thought and the Discourse of Platonism
Author : Paul Bishop
Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 408
Release : 2019-01-31
ISBN 10 : 9783030045104
ISBN 13 : 3030045102
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

German Political Thought and the Discourse of Platonism Book Description:

Taking Plato’s allegory of the cave as its starting-point, this book demonstrates how later European thinkers can be read as a reaction and a response to key aspects of this allegory and its discourse of enchainment and liberation. Focusing on key thinkers in the tradition of European (and specifically German) political thought including Kant, Marx, Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and the Frankfurt School, it relates them back to such foundational figures as Rousseau, Aristotle, and in particular Plato. All these thinkers are considered in relation to key passages from their major works, accompanied by an explanatory commentary which seeks to follow a conceptual and imagistic thread through the labyrinth of these complex, yet fascinating, texts. This book will appeal in particular to scholars of political theory, philosophy, and German language and culture.

Ancient Philosophy of Religion

Ancient Philosophy of Religion
Author : Graham Oppy
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 336
Release : 2014-09-12
ISBN 10 : 9781317546511
ISBN 13 : 1317546512
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Philosophy of Religion Book Description:

The origins of the Western philosophical tradition lie in the ancient Greco-Roman world. This volume provides a unique insight into the life and writings of a diverse group of philosophers in antiquity and presents the latest thinking on their views on God, the gods, religious belief and practice. Beginning with the 'pre-Socratics', the volume then explores the influential contributions made to the Western philosophy of religion by the three towering figures of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. The chapters that follow cover the the leading philosophers of the major schools of the ancient world - Epicureanism, Stoicism, Neoplatonism and the early Christian Church. "Ancient Philosophy of Religion" will be of interest to scholars and students of Philosophy, Classics and Religion, while remaining accessible to any interested in the rich cultural heritage of ancient religious thought.

Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece

Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece
Author : Nigel Wilson
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 832
Release : 2013-10-31
ISBN 10 : 9781136787997
ISBN 13 : 1136787992
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece Book Description:

Examining every aspect of the culture from antiquity to the founding of Constantinople in the early Byzantine era, this thoroughly cross-referenced and fully indexed work is written by an international group of scholars. This Encyclopedia is derived from the more broadly focused Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition, the highly praised two-volume work. Newly edited by Nigel Wilson, this single-volume reference provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the political, cultural, and social life of the people and to the places, ideas, periods, and events that defined ancient Greece.

Temple Mysticism

Temple Mysticism
Author : Margaret Barker
Publisher : SPCK
Total Pages : 192
Release : 2012-06-08
ISBN 10 : 9780281067022
ISBN 13 : 0281067023
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Temple Mysticism Book Description:

According to Margaret Barker's groundbreaking theory, temple mysticism underpins much of the Bible. Rooted in the cult of the first temple in ancient Judaism, it helps us to understand the origins of Christianity. Temple mysticism was received and taught as oral tradition, and many texts were changed or suppressed or kept from public access. Barker first examines biblical texts: Isaiah, the prophet whom Jesus quoted more than any other in Scripture, and John. Then she proposes a more detailed picture, drawing on a wide variety of non-biblical texts. The resulting book presents some remarkable results.

Ancient Philosophy

Ancient Philosophy
Author : Lorenzo Perilli
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Total Pages : 806
Release : 2017-12-12
ISBN 10 : 9781351716031
ISBN 13 : 1351716034
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Philosophy Book Description:

‘We are all Greeks. Our laws, our literature, our religion, our arts, have their root in Greece’, the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley once wrote. It is in Greek that the questions which shaped the destiny of Western culture were asked, and so were the first attempts at an answer, and the search for a method of investigation. This book tries to rediscover the propulsive force that for over two millennia spread, and still lives in our system of thought. By systematically quoting the very words of the leading actors and by tracing their sources, it leads the reader along a path where they will be able to observe the establishment of philosophical ideas and language, in an updated and balanced picture of archaic lore, of the thought of the classical and hellenistic ages, and of the philosophy of late antiquity. The book looks closely at the progress of scientific thought and at its increasing autonomy, while following the evolution of the fruitful yet problematic relationship between the Greek world and the Near East.

Measuring Heaven

Measuring Heaven
Author : Christiane L. Joost-Gaugier
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Total Pages : 376
Release : 2018-09-05
ISBN 10 : 9781501727313
ISBN 13 : 1501727311
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Measuring Heaven Book Description:

Surviving fragments of information about Pythagoras (born ca. 570 BCE) gave rise to a growing set of legends about this famous sage and his followers, whose reputations throughout Antiquity and the Middle Ages have never before been studied systematically. This book is the first to examine the unified concepts of harmony, proportion, form, and order that were attributed to Pythagoras in the millennium after his death and the important developments to which they led in art, architecture, mathematics, astronomy, music, medicine, morals, religion, law, alchemy, and the occult sciences. In this profusely illustrated book, Christiane L. Joost-Gaugier sets out the panorama of Pythagoras's influence and that of Christian and Jewish thinkers who followed his ideas in the Greek, Roman, early Christian, and medieval worlds. In illuminating this tradition of thought, Joost-Gaugier shows how the influence of Pythagoreanism was far broader than is usually realized, and that it affected the development of ancient and medieval art and architecture from Greek and Roman temples to Gothic cathedrals. Joost-Gaugier demonstrates that Pythagoreanism—centered on the dim memory of a single person that endured for centuries and grew ever-greater—inspired a new language for artists and architects, enabling them to be "modern."

Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy Volume 17 Volume XVII 2001

Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy  Volume 17 Volume XVII  2001
Author : John J. Cleary
Publisher : BRILL
Total Pages : 292
Release : 2002-01-01
ISBN 10 : 9004126880
ISBN 13 : 9789004126886
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy Volume 17 Volume XVII 2001 Book Description:

This volume of BACAP Proceedings contains recent research by international scholars on Empedocles, Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus and some Hellenistic philosophers. It covers such topics as Epicurean methods of managing mental pain, moral nostalgia in Plato' s Republic, and empty terms in Aristotelian logic. This publication has also been published in hardback, please click here for details.