A Miscellany of Quotations — I Just Started Reading Aristotle

Um, so. Aristotle. Nicomachean Ethics. The translation I have is from Bartlett and Collins, and it prides itself on being literal. As I mentioned in the blog post with some final quotations from Damascius' Lecture Notes on the Philebus, I had a dream I was in a philosophy class (the details are in that post), … Continue reading A Miscellany of Quotations — I Just Started Reading Aristotle

A Miscellany of Quotations — Majercik, Bryant, Damascius

First, for several days, I have had a brainworm from the Chaldean Oracles fragments. (This isn't getting a header because it's a single quotation at the beginning.) It's the phrase sober up from Fragment 15, trans. Ruth Majercik: And you do not know that every god is good. O, drudges, sober up … However, my … Continue reading A Miscellany of Quotations — Majercik, Bryant, Damascius

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)