Philosophy and Theurgy in Late Antiquity by Algis Uzdavinys

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Philosophy and Theurgy in Late Antiquity by Algis Uzdavinys | Self-Initiated Books
Philosophy and Theurgy in Late Antiquity by Algis Uzdavinys | Self-Initiated Books
Philosophy and Theurgy in Late Antiquity by Algis Uzdavinys | Self-Initiated Books
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The Ancient Philosophy, in its original Orphico-Pythagorean and Platonic form, is not simply a way of life in accordance with the divine or human intellect (nous), but also the way of alchemical transformation and mystical illumination achieved through initiatic “death” and subsequent restoration at the level of divine light. As a means of spiritual reintegration and unification, ancient philosophy is inseparable from the hieratic rites. 

The theurgic “animation” of statues appears to be among the main keys for understanding how various royal and priestly practices, related to the daily ritual service and encounter with the divine presence in the temples, developed into the Neoplatonic mysticism of late antiquity.

Title: Philosophy and Theurgy in Late Antiquity
Author: Algis Uzdavinys
Format: Paperback
Pages: 308
Algis Uždavinys (1962–2010)

Algis Uždavinys (1962–2010), was a prolific Lithuanian philosopher and scholar. His work pioneered the hermeneutical comparative study of Egyptian and Greek religions, especially their esoteric relations to Semitic religions, and in particular the inner aspect of Islam (Sufism).