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

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

A Quotation of Interest from Proclus’ Timaeus Commentary

I've gotten out of the habit of posting things on the commonplace book tag, mostly because — just after embarking on my read through Book 2 of Proclus' Timaeus commentary — I realized that the text was rapidly becoming so interconnected that posting things without people knowing the context could do more harm than good. … Continue reading A Quotation of Interest from Proclus’ Timaeus Commentary

A Miscellany of Quotations — Proclus Discusses Prayer in Book II of the Timaeus Commentary

On Friday night, I hit the second large chunk of text (299.21-303.23) of Proclus' Timaeus commentary that deals with the theological meat that I really enjoy reading. This morning, while scrubbing dirty things in the kitchen, cleaning the shower with an Exciting New Eco-Friendly Scrub that Actually Works As Advertised (lol adulthood), and so on, … Continue reading A Miscellany of Quotations — Proclus Discusses Prayer in Book II of the Timaeus Commentary