May 21, 2018

The following is an introduction to the ancient text at the absolute center of any historical reconstruction of theurgy, Iamblichus’s “On the Mysteries.” The version pictured is the highly recommended recent translation by Clarke, Dillon, and Hershbell (2003).


November 19, 2017

When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: the people I deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous and surly. They are like this because they can't tell good from evil. But I have seen the beauty of good, and the ugliness of evil, a...

June 15, 2017

The Platonic Academy in Florence was a driving force of Neoplatonism during the Renaissance period.

The Platonic Academy was founded in Florence, Villa Medici at Careggi, in 1462 by Marsilio Ficino, following the orders of Cosimo de Medici.  A group of philosophers, wri...

June 15, 2017

Meditations we post here are excerpts from classical text linked to Western Tradition.

It is good to meditate on these texts as this wisdom is really eternal!

We hope you will share with us your thoughts.


“There are men [the gnostics], bound to human bodies and...