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This is our little ‘Alexandrian Library’ where we preserve and share ancient and modern wisdom & teachings that have been experienced in their practical and humanistic virtues in our everyday work. Welcome to discover these gems.

Please click on our former blog in order to gain access to our articles between 2010 and End of 2019.

 

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We know that a strict division into ‘body, soul and mind’ categories is artificial, as they are intimately interweaved. Still it is easier for our mind to follow this classification in order to map the whole Picture. We invite you to discover their dedicated pages.

Proclus-‘A Prayer To Bless the Philosophical Work’/ Proclus-‘Une Prière Pour Bénir le Travail Philosophique

Proclus-‘A Prayer To Bless the Philosophical Work’/ Proclus-‘Une Prière Pour Bénir le Travail Philosophique

October 19, 2020
Engraving from the title page of Gottfried Arnold’s ‘Umpartheyschen Kirchen und Ketzer Historie’. Leipzig, 1699 first edition.*‘I pray all the gods and goddesses to guide my mind in this study that I have undertaken-to kindle in me  a shining light of truth and enlarge my understanding for the genuine science of being; to open the gates of my soul to receive the inspired guidance of Plato; and in anchoring my thoughts in the full splendor of reality to hold me back from too much conceit of wisdom and from the paths of error by …
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