Proclus

Triple are the Roads of Fire

Triple are the Roads of Fire

The Father’s hymn does not consist of compound discourses nor the preparation of sacred workings. For being alone incorruptible he does not receive a corruptible hymn. Let us not therefore imagine that we may persuade the master of true discourses by a hollow hurricane of words, nor by show or parade adorned with artificial workings: For God loves the unadorned beauty of form.
Proclus – About ‘Intellect, Imagination, and Opinion’ & ‘Human Intellect’

Proclus – About ‘Intellect, Imagination, and Opinion’ & ‘Human Intellect’

 Artwork: ‘The Olympian Gods’ by Giulio Romano’64. ‘The essential Intellect contains as a whole, all together and in actuality the true understanding of reality. The intellect of the philosopher, however, since it is not essential but an illumination of the Intellect and, as it were, an image of the Intellect, thinks on the particular level and comprehends the truth only intermittently.’65. ‘Among men there are five conditions of knowing or not knowing: Double ignorance, simple ignorance, desire (to know), inquiry and discovery…
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

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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