Tag Archives: Plotinus

On transmigration (or reincarnation)


….There are other realms or (eschatological) degrees or states of being, like the diverse hells, the purgatory and limbo of Christian theology and other, peripheral or central states (following René Guénon), through which the unsanctified soul passes. “No being of … Continue reading

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Exchange in Internet


(From  dialogue in internet)  There are many important points in your (X) reply, which I would like to comment on, noting firstly that we seem to be in substantial agreement on what we have covered so far. We are clear … Continue reading

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Plotinus life, by Porphyry (Cont.)


‘Good and kindly, singularly gentle and engaging : thus the oracle presents him, and so in fact we found him. Sleeplessly  alert – Apollo tells- pure soul, ever striving towards the divine which he loved with all his being, he … Continue reading

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Plotinus, Porphyry, (Apollo)


The following (in part) are the words that the god Apollo declaimed when consulted at his Oracle about the merits and person of Plotinus, that exalted philosopher and mystic, only comparable to Plato himself (no to mention Socrates). This was … Continue reading

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The One


“The One does not bear to be numbered in with anything else, with a one or a two or any such quantity; it may not be ascribed number because it is measure and not the measured.”     ~ Plotinus

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