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Platonic Axiochos on Death

, 19:01

Socrates explains that death is not an experience accompanied with the loss of someone's existence. The real human is the soul which is immortal.

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Poem: The Goddess

, 12:08

A daughter in the woods created a sacred circle,
she burnt a mix of herbs and she was holding an amount of myrtle.
She called the elementals at the corners until the dawn was coming,
she made the evocation and for the Goddess she was chanting.
The atmosphere had changed and a presence filled the air,
a morph started to emerge; it was a woman with a beauty extremely rare.

She was wearing a long dress which was like the starry night,
a diaphanous veil was covering her shoulders falling at each side.
She had high on her waist one a knife on her belt,
a small key with a silver chain was hung around her neck.
She was holding one torch and the flame was warm and bright,
she is the Goddess of the truth, the wisdom and the light.

“I am the triple energy of the four worlds,
she who on her hands the time holds.
I am the one, the life-giving soul,
I hold the torch of truth leading to the sacred road.
I am she whose heart is the fire of the sun,
and what is done I can make it undone.
I am more ancient than the world, more ancient than time,
when the darkness comes it is then when you will see me shine.
I am she who hears the silence and she who is standing still,
to those who honor my name I’ll be present in the times of need”.

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Hekate, British Museum

Commentary on Timaios for the Positioning of the Cosmic Soul

, 14:35

On the work of Proclos, Commentaries on Timaios, we read a comment about a platonic teaching concerning the positioning of the soul. Porphyrios, Iamblichos and Proclos give their views. Read the following text having in mind that the Goddess Hekate is the cosmic soul, the soul of the universe, putting the soul of the universe in the middle between the mental and the tangible world.

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Becoming Agathos Daimon

, 00:12

The neoplatonist philosopher Porphyry divided virtues in four categories in his work Sententiae. Political virtues, kathartikes (cleansing) virtues, mental virtues, paradigmatic virtues. The political virtues set boundaries to the passions of the soul. The cleansing virtues help the removal of those passions. The mental virtues help to the removal of the passions which do not think of the mental energy. The paradigmatic virtues help to the removal of the essense of the passions of the mind(?), here the ancient text is missing. The human who practices the kathartikes virtues is becoming a daemon or a agathos daemon, a good daemon, something like the guardian angel of the christianity. The one who will obtain the mental virtues becomes a god. Let's see the kathartic virtues of Porphyrios.

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