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Really something Much beyond my range, but stimulating still Only at the end did I start to suspect Uzdavinys might have been sarcastic at times I don t know if he was.I have no idea what to say, except that it was wonderful The experience reminded me of reading Zizek a few years back after I had finished the book The Plague of Fantasies I just couldn t say what the hell it had been about and what it had said about that mysterious something, but I nonetheless felt it was a great read.I gu Really something Much beyond my range, but stimulating still Only at the end did I start to suspect Uzdavinys might have been sarcastic at times I don t know if he was.I have no idea what to say, except that it was wonderful The experience reminded me of reading Zizek a few years back after I had finished the book The Plague of Fantasies I just couldn t say what the hell it had been about and what it had said about that mysterious something, but I nonetheless felt it was a great read.I guess Uzdavinys main thesis was that Plato maybe pick and choose d parts of Orphic and Egyptian religious doctrine for his own system, or at the least was much influenced by Parmenides who was very much influenced by the Orphics and the Egyptians All this is very contestable because the little we know of Parmenides, the Orphics, and the Egyptians is fragmentary and inevitably interpreted through a European lens across several millenia Uzdavinys readily admits this although I just can t escape the feeling he was being a bit sarcastic.An enigmatic work Will definitely re read Perhaps I am the mummy like jackal who has come from the four corners of Nun and wishes to bark amongst the dogs of Seshat Algis U davinys 1962 2010 was an incredible scholar of classical theurgy and Greek philosophy While he claimed that with this book he had nothing else to say, I can t help but feel his insights were congealing into a not quite yet realized but still marvelous synthesis of ancient thought This monograph is a exposition of philosophy as Orphean madness, what Plato cal Perhaps I am the mummy like jackal who has come from the four corners of Nun and wishes to bark amongst the dogs of Seshat Algis U davinys 1962 2010 was an incredible scholar of classical theurgy and Greek philosophy While he claimed that with this book he had nothing else to say, I can t help but feel his insights were congealing into a not quite yet realized but still marvelous synthesis of ancient thought This monograph is a exposition of philosophy as Orphean madness, what Plato called erotike mania the desire for the divine banquet and wisdom A better title might be Egypt and the Spurious Roots of Platonism.Excluding a handful paragraphs, Orpheus is only mentioned off hand and secondarily to ancient aegyptian and Assyrian Theology.The first third about Assyrian was convincing, while half the connections with Egypt were repetitive and speculative Reading his other works might offerconvincing comparisons I m not saying there aren t any, Egypt is undoubtedly influential in every way but Assyrian connection was stronger, but th A better title might be Egypt and the Spurious Roots of Platonism.Excluding a handful paragraphs, Orpheus is only mentioned off hand and secondarily to ancient aegyptian and Assyrian Theology.The first third about Assyrian was convincing, while half the connections with Egypt were repetitive and speculative Reading his other works might offerconvincing comparisons I m not saying there aren t any, Egypt is undoubtedly influential in every way but Assyrian connection was stronger, but that might be my Neoplatonic bias and his Eastern bias.The author gives off the impression of Orriental centrism and an Iamblichian view if that s a word , perhaps one might even say anti neoplatonic I want to believe A great book, which examines Plato s dialogues from a different perspective or lens, namely, the mystery cults Orphism standing or lens.The book also covers other mystery cults and practices, especially those of the Ancient Egyptians, Assyrians, Babylonians, and others Although the book is a heavy read, it is so informative and enlightening, and it made feel that I want to read. Excellent book It is short, only 24 short chapters, but it is excellent and shows mastery on the subject I little bit scholar but straight to the point A lot of Greek vocabulary and sometimes old Egyptian words So get ready to learn a little bit of Greek.Unique work of tracing the roots of some aspects of Plato the soul, its destiny, and myths associated Good source to know the current scholar work on Orphism, Hermetism, Phytagoriamism and Plato The order of the chapter is a little bit we Excellent book It is short, only 24 short chapters, but it is excellent and shows mastery on the subject I little bit scholar but straight to the point A lot of Greek vocabulary and sometimes old Egyptian words So get ready to learn a little bit of Greek.Unique work of tracing the roots of some aspects of Plato the soul, its destiny, and myths associated Good source to know the current scholar work on Orphism, Hermetism, Phytagoriamism and Plato The order of the chapter is a little bit weird, or at least I did not get |Download Book ⚖ Orpheus and the Roots of Platonism ♾ A book on the religious, mystic origins and substance of philosophy This is a critical survey of ancient and modern sources and of scholarly works dealing with Orpheus and everything related to this major figure of ancient Greek myth, religion and philosophy Here poetic madness meets religious initiation and Platonic philosophy This book contains fascinating insights into the usually downplaid relations between Egyptian initiation, Greek mysteries and Plato s philosophy and followers, right into Hellenistic Neoplatonic and Hermetic developments The Visual Dictionary of Ships and Sailing mystic origins and substance of philosophy This is a critical survey of ancient and modern sources and of scholarly works dealing with Orpheus and everything related to this major figure of ancient Greek myth Fact and Artifact: Writing Nonfiction religion and philosophy Here poetic madness meets religious initiation and Platonic philosophy This book contains fascinating insights into the usually downplaid relations between Egyptian initiation The Suicide Exhibition (The Never War Greek mysteries and Plato s philosophy and followers The Suicide Exhibition right into Hellenistic Neoplatonic and Hermetic developments