Offspring of the Gods — Something from Proclus’ Commentary on Plato’s TIMAEUS

The passage below is of great theological interest. Previously on this blog, I have mentioned that being in the train of a God is not particularly unique because it could be said about each and every person, and this is yet another passage that deals with that. It's also striking to me looking at this … Continue reading Offspring of the Gods — Something from Proclus’ Commentary on Plato’s TIMAEUS

Interesting Proclus Passage About Parallels “with the Sacred Tradition”

This passage from Proclus comes at the tail end of where he's discussing the visible and invisible periods of the planets, and — surprisingly, but possibly only due to my ignorance — seems to say at 88.30 that each of the planets' years is itself a God. The discussion transitions to a discussion of traditional … Continue reading Interesting Proclus Passage About Parallels “with the Sacred Tradition”

Black Holes, Chanting That Apollon Boreas Thing, Symbols, and Poetry

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Apollon who gleams, who fills us up like a basin —what light within lightlessness?The ancients wrote that all could be illumined —but what illumination for the edge beyond which lightdances eternal with itself alone, bound and liberated,unseen by all, where space dances out timeand time ricochets oracular in the darkest stars?Does it mean that the … Continue reading Black Holes, Chanting That Apollon Boreas Thing, Symbols, and Poetry

A Quotation from Proclus’ Commentary on Plato’s TIMAEUS, Book 4

I came across this passage this morning in the fifth the volume of the translation of Proclus' Commentary on Plato's Timaeus, Book 4: Proclus on Time and the Stars. I really liked this passage because it's yet another one that backs up the ideas about receptivity within theurgy and worship, or the concept that highly … Continue reading A Quotation from Proclus’ Commentary on Plato’s TIMAEUS, Book 4