Dear Gillian Philosophy today, is mostly a preparation for a pay-cheque or terminal unemployment (probably the latter). Whereas in ancient Greece and Rome, philosophy was
Dear Gillian The Early Church (Apostolic) Fathers reacted unfavourably to a teaching they referred to as ‘Gnosticism’. With the discovery of the Nag Hammadi Library (and Dead Sea Scrolls), we know
Dear Gillian You raise some very interesting points. Recently, I read the (1958) book entitled ‘The Gnostic Religion – The Alien God and the Beginnings
Plato seems to be the origin of Western mysticism (Phraedo) and (through his lineage disciple Aristotle who taught Alexander the Great) also the Western scientific
‘More than other believers, the contemplative ought to be an “expert in atheism.” Does he believe? Perhaps, yet without believing, it seems to him. He
‘Theogony’ is a poem written by the ancient Greek poet Hesiod (8th-7th Centuries BCE), which describes the origins of the ancient Greek gods.This body of knowledge may be considered augmented by the myths and legends as recorded by Homer.