A Miscellany of Quotations — Damascius and Kongtrul

From Damascius' Lectures on the Philebus First, the translator, L.G. Westerink — or the Prometheus Trust when they did their monograph — capitalizes Gods. I only just admitted that was a good decision after waffling for more than a decade, but this is a happy thing to see in a book. The Philebus is the Platonic dialogue in … Continue reading A Miscellany of Quotations — Damascius and Kongtrul

The Commonplace Book Tag (and some comments on reading Platonic texts)

So, I've started a new tag on this blog called commonplace book. Whenever I share a roundup of quotations from what I'm reading, it will have this tag. I'm consolidating various types of content on this blog, which is exciting to me because it will have somewhere stable to live. Within the commonplace book tag, most … Continue reading The Commonplace Book Tag (and some comments on reading Platonic texts)

A Miscellany of Quotations — Shaw and Kongtrul (with some Addey)

I finished my Goodreads annual book challenge about a month ahead. There are still more books I absolutely need to read. Such is the struggle of a bookworm 📖🐛. From Theurgy and the Soul Gregory Shaw "Heat" (tapas/yoga : thermon/theurgy) is awakened by, or directly related to, the "breath" (prana/yoga : pneuma/theurgy). When sufficiently heated, … Continue reading A Miscellany of Quotations — Shaw and Kongtrul (with some Addey)

Passing Down

While commenting on quotations a few days ago, I said that my head was working out a poem about Platonism, Late Antique schools, and the prevailing circumstances. This poem happened last night while I should have been cleaning citation data. The next thing I knew, it was time for bed. Originally, I didn't want to … Continue reading Passing Down