Sea and Mountain, Body and Mind

I. sharp love / ἔρως ὀξύτατος as circles move through the grit of sensationwhat is within dissolvedmimicking blood, mirroring lifethe image of the mixing-bowlHekate's retinue of meandering spiritsthe root of all quenchless desirea growth that blooms, that shedsa red rose within the walled gardenwe hide from ourselves unspeakingshame nailing us, shackling us II. urgent love … Continue reading Sea and Mountain, Body and Mind

Some Passages from Damascius’ Commentary on the PHAEDO

I just finished reading Damascius' discussion of the Phaedo, and I have a few quotations that I would like to share with you all. It's sometimes an unwieldy challenge to pull quotations that are striking from a commentary because the passages are very contextual. Here, the discussion of the Phaedo focuses on the various arguments … Continue reading Some Passages from Damascius’ Commentary on the PHAEDO

Brief Thoughts after Reading Book VI of the Platonic Theology

Tonight, I finished reading the part of the Platonic Theology in the six books from Proclus; I'm about to commence with the remainder of the Prometheus Trust volume, which contains a seventh book by Thomas Taylor. (I've already read all of the endnotes, so I'm about 3/4 of the way through it.) I've been pushing … Continue reading Brief Thoughts after Reading Book VI of the Platonic Theology