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Philosophy as a Rite of Rebirth: From Ancient Egypt to Neoplatonism [Algis Uzdavinys] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Philosophy as a. Algis Uždavinys. Ascent to Heaven in Islamic and Jewish Mysticism. Algis Uždavinys. The Golden Chain: An Anthology of Platonic and Pythagorean Philosophy. Algis Uzdavinys. Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts, Lithuania Algis Uždavinys (– ) was a prolific Lithuanian philosopher and scholar whose work pioneered.

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This book contains fascinating insights in A book on the religious, mystic origins and substance of philosophy. I believe his basic intuition is sound, and I found his effort uzdqvinys expound on the nature of philosophic thought with respect to its transcendental content, and his deft navigation of diverse traditions by which it played out in different forms, to be at times virtuosic.

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Be the first to ask a question about Orpheus and the Roots of Platonism. Sep 27, Tony Gualtieri rated it it was amazing. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Andrew rated it it was amazing Feb 09, It didn’t surprise me that he railed against methodical and careful scholars like M.

It’s a prolegomena where a critique is needed, and although it contains many brilliant insights and stunning observations, it’s tedious and exhausting to read, coming across like the ranting of an academic in the grip of a manic episode. He could have been a truly great scholar, of Peter Brown’s caliber. The book also covers other mystery cults and practices, especially those of the Ancient Egyptians, Assyrians, Babylonians, and others.


The Golden Chain : An Anthology of Pythagorean and Platonic Philosophy

About Algis Uzdavinys The editor, Algis Uzdavinys, is an author, translator, and scholar of remarkable scope who uses his scholarship and his own algid knowledge of the philosophia perennis to illustrate for us the timeless wisdom of these writings. I don’t know if he was. I have no idea what to say, except that it was wonderful. Refresh and try again.

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This is a critical survey of ancient and modern sources and of scholarly works dealing with Orpheus and everything related to this major figure of ancient Greek myth, religion and philosophy. Looking for beautiful books? Pray without Ceasing Patrick Laude. It is short, only aligs short chapters, but it is excellent and shows mastery on the uzdavinyss.

Freidrich Hardenburg rated it it was amazing May 13, Lists with This Book. Other books in this series.

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A great book, which examines Plato’s dialogues from a different perspective or lens, namely, the mystery cults Orphism standing or lens. Joshua Laferriere rated it really liked it Jul 10, By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.


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Uzravinys Essential Vedanta Eliot Deutsch. Christopher Roberts rated it really liked it May 11, Jason rated it really liked it Apr 08, So get ready to learn a little bit of Greek. Good source to know the current scholar work on Orphism, Hermetism, Phytagoriamism and Plato. Much beyond my range, but stimulating still.

In the Heart of the Desert John Chryssavgis. There are no discussion topics on alyis book yet. I guess Uzdavinys’ main thesis was that Plato maybe pick-and-choose-d parts of Orphic and Egyptian religious doctrine for his own system, or at the least was much influenced by Parmenides who was very much influenced by the Orphics and the Egyptians.

Paperbackpages. The Golden Chain of the title refers to the ancient belief that such philosophy transmits a heritage of unitive knowledge through a succession of enlightened teachers and students. I little bit scholar but straight to the point.

The foreword is by John Finamore. Nathaniel Ritter rated it really liked it Jun 05, Tyler Newton rated it liked it Jan 27,