On Ancient Numerology and Astronomy — Snow Cone Diaries

In their quest for the ultimate symbols to represent reality, an integral of their philosophical pursuits, the Greeks developed an esoteric tradition that although was not inconsistent with the pantheistic tradition within which it coexisted, was relatively independent from it. It was the secret truth of religion and was not meant for everyone. Traces of […]

On Ancient Numerology and Astronomy — Snow Cone Diaries

Plato: „Allegory of the Cave“ — Create Don’t Consume

Books are long and time is short. So being able to ask the right questions is the short cut you need. Here are three questions to explain Plato’s allegory of the cave. Plato can be very difficult to understand — even the popular Assassin’s Creed video game Odyssey featuring dialogue with Socrates and Pericles in […]

Plato: „Allegory of the Cave“ — Create Don’t Consume

Kreta = Atlantis? — Des Pudels Kern

Von der Antike bis in unsere Gegenwart hat das Schicksal der offenbar aufgrund von Naturkatastrophen im Meer versunkenen Insel Atlantis die Menschen beschäftigt und fasziniert. Dem Lager der Skeptiker, die eine mögliche Existenz von Atlantis stets verneinten, stand von Anfang an das Lager derjenigen gegenüber, die mindestens einen wahren Kern des Mythos für möglich hielten. […]

Kreta = Atlantis? — Des Pudels Kern

Literary Tales: Plato and Philosophy — Discourses on Minerva

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In the inaugural lecture of the “Philosophy Hour” at Literary Tales, we begin with the very source of systematic philosophy: Plato. In this half hour lecture we provide the tools for understanding Plato as a political thinker, ethicist, satirist, and architect of foreshadowing. This lecture introduces the reader/listener to how to extract the richness from […]

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The Great Year – Plato & the Four Yugas — The Classical Astrologer

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The problem of describing the beginning and the end of Astrological ages is notoriously chaotic, yet it is widely assumed that this information is readily available. Nothing could be further from the truth. This article cuts a wide swath across the A colleague recently questioned my assignment of the current Age to Aquarius), when both […]

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Plato (c. 428 – 348 B.C.) — Scarce Wisdom

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Introduction Plato (c. 428 – 348 B.C.) was a hugely important Greek philosopher and mathematician from the Socratic (or Classical) period. He is perhaps the best known, most widely studied and most influential philosopher of all time. Together with his mentor, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, he provided the main opposition to the Materialist view of the world represented by Democritus and Epicurus, and he helped to lay the foundations of the whole of Western Philosophy. Plato was the founder of the […]

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Der goldene Esel

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Und so, mein lieber Glaukon, ist denn dieser Mythos erhalten worden und ist nicht untergegangen, und er wird vielleicht auch unsere Seelen retten, wenn wir ihm nämlich folgen. (Platon, Politeia 621c) Lucius verwandelt sich vom Esel zurück zum Menschen. By Bartolomeo di Bartoli for Bruzio Visconti – 2D copy of a scan of an medieval manuscript, […]

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