Blind soul! Arm thyself with the torch of the Mysteries, and in the night of earth shalt thou uncover thy luminous. Double, thy celestial Soul. Follow this divine guide and let him be thy Genius, for he holds the key of thy lives, both past and to come. Appeal to the Initiates (from the Book of the Dead). Listen within yourselves and look into the infinitude of Space and Time. There can be heard the songs of the Constellations, the voices of the Numbers, and the harmonies of the Spheres. Each sun is a thought of God and each planet a mode of that thought. To know divine thought, O souls, you descend and painfully ascend the path of the seven planets and of their seven heavens. What do the Constellations? What say the Numbers? What revolve the Spheres? O lost or saved souls, they speak, they sing, they roll . . . your destinies! Fragment (from Hermes).
Double, thy celestial Soul. Follow this divine guide and let him be thy Genius, for he holds the key of thy lives, both past and to come. Appeal to the Initiates (from the Book of the Dead).
Author: Edouard Schure
Publisher: Leonardo Paolo Lovari
In the teachings of Hermes , Plato and editions were not alone in conveying a particular attitude . Christ , mankind participates in the power of a divine being The butter - soft vellum , rich illumination and elegant and retains an ...
Author: Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
In his earlier Rhetorical Power, Steven Mailloux presented an innovative and challenging strategy for combining critical theory and cultural studies. That book has stimulated wide-ranging discussion and debate among diverse audiences—students and specialists in American studies, speech communications, rhetoric/composition, law, education, biblical studies, and especially literary theory and cultural criticism. Reception Histories marks a further development of Mailloux's influential critical project, as he demonstrates how rhetorical hermeneutics uses rhetoric to practice theory by doing history. Reception Histories works out in detail what rhetorical hermeneutics means in terms of poststructuralist theory (Part One), nineteenth-century U.S. cultural studies (Part Two), and the contemporary history of curricular reform within the so-called Culture Wars (Part Three). Mailloux situates, defends, and elaborates the theory he first proposed in Rhetorical Power, and he exemplifies it with a new series of provocative reception histories. He also both critiques and reconceptualizes the version of reader response criticism he developed in his first book, Interpretive Conventions. Throughout Reception Histories, Mailloux demonstrates his distinctive blend of neopragmatism and cultural rhetoric study. By tracing the rhetorical paths of thought, this book offers a new way to read the current volatile debates over higher education and contributes its own original proposals for shaping the future of the humanities.
C H A P T E R l ARTICULATION AND UNDERSTANDING I should imagine that the name Hermes has to do with speech, ... Benjamin Jowett Behind Plato's pseudo-etymology are the various Greek myths that present Hermes as the messenger of the gods ...
Author: Steven Mailloux
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
"A Seminar on Plato's Protagoras offers the transcript of Leo Strauss's seminar on Plato's Protagoras edited and introduced by the renowned scholar Robert Bartlett. In this dialogue, Socrates engaged with the sophist Protagoras. In the lectures, Strauss discusses Protagoras and the sophists in relation to the dialogue Gorgias in which Socrates engages with the meaning of rhetoric, all in light of Socrates' pursuit of the question "How ought one to live?" While Strauss regarded himself as a Platonist and published some work on Plato, including his last book, he published little on the dialogues. In these lectures Strauss treats many of the great Platonic and Straussian themes: the difference between the Socratic political science or art and the Sophistic political science or art of Protagoras; the character and teachability of virtue, its relation to knowledge, and the relations among the virtues, courage, justice, moderation, and wisdom; the good and the pleasant; frankness and concealment; the role of myth; and the relation between freedom of thought and freedom of speech"--
Now the word is applied in Homer to Hermes, the god Hermes. Alcibiades has the peculiar charm of Hermes, the god of the thieves, among other things. I saw that Alcibiades was used as a model for statues of Hermes, and he was thought to ...
Author: Leo Strauss
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
In The Tradition of Hermes Trismegistus , Christian H. Bull argues that the actual authors behind the treatises attributed to Hermes Trismegistus were Hellenized Egyptian priests in charge of small groups practicing spiritual exercises, initiatory rituals, and devotional hymns.
Beliefs (δόξα) and teachings (μάθημα) handed down from the ancients are thus, according to Plato's Egyptian priest, necessary to make the soul mature, and therefore their antiquity would naturally bestow prestige and authority on such ...
Author: Christian H. Bull
Sadradin Shirazi (1571 - 1640), known also as Mulla Sadra, spoke of the primacy of Being and promoted a new ontology, founding a new epistemology. Mulla Sadra's ontology is an important philosophical turn and contribution to the understanding of the development of Muslim philosophy and thought. This comprehensive study of Mulla Sadra's philosophical thought explores his departure from tradition; his turn to the doctrine of the primacy of Being; the dynamic characteristics of Being and the concept of substantial change; comparisons with Heidegger's fundamental ontology; and the influence of Mulla Sadra's ontology on subsequent Muslim philosophy. Of particular value to students of philosophy, Islamic and Middle Eastern studies, philosophy of religion, and general readers who seek to understand Muslim philosophy, this book explores the significance of the doctrine of Mulla Sadra and its impact on subsequent debates in the Muslim world.
This science is the very intuition of the inspired and illumined Plato , the guide and master of philosophy , and of those who came before him from the time of Hermes , ' the father of philosophy ' upon Plato's time , including such ...
Author: Muhammad Kamal
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
An expert on the thought of medieval Islamic philosopher Suhrawardi argues that philosophers have romanticized this work as a revival of “oriental” wisdom.
He went up until earth and heavens were beneath his feet.123 Suhrawardi is convinced that Hermes - like other Ancients who came in the time before Aristotle , like Agathadaemon , Empedocles , Pythagoras , Socrates , Plato , and others ...
Author: John Walbridge
Publisher: SUNY Press
This book explains how the Cratylus, Plato’s apparently meandering and comical dialogue on the correctness of names, makes serious philosophical progress by its notorious etymological digressions. While still a wild ride through a Heraclitean flood of etymologies which threatens to swamp language altogether, the Cratylus emerges as an astonishingly organized evaluation of the power of words.
But nowadays we , or so we think , prettify the name into Hermes . ( 407e - 408b ) Hermogenes asks a question that points up the still undecided nature of nous in the fourth group of names . Socrates resists .
Author: Michael W. Riley