Twilit Grotto -- Esoteric Archives. Chapter 1. Very many things have been set forth concerning these subjects by the Grecian philosophers, but the for the most part have derived the substance of their belief from conjecture. The Gods and their peculiarities In the first place, therefore, it is to be taken for granted that there are gods. I ask then: what are the peculiarities of the superior races, by which they are differentiated from each other? As the gods dwell in heaven only, I ask therefore, why are invocations at the Theurgic Rites directed to them as being of the Earth and Underworld?

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Iamblichus: De Mysteriis De Mysteriis

Iamblichus, De Mysteriis. This important work, which provides a unique insight into the mystical side of late Neoplatonism, has hitherto been neglected to an unfortunate degree, partly due to its inaccessibility. The process of sacrifice, the activities of angels and demons, the meaning of divine possession, and the functioning of oracles are all examined in this extraordinary defense of theurgic mysticism against contemporary critics such as Porphyry. Clarke, Dillon, and Hershbell bring this famous and fascinating text to light through their introduction and extensive notes. The Nature. Select Bibliography. Index of Names and Terms.



Iamblichus ca. One of the three major representatives of early Neoplatonism the third one being Plotinus himself , he exerted considerable influence among later philosophers belonging to the same tradition, such as Proclus, Damascius, and Simplicius. His work as a Pagan theologian and exegete earned him high praise and made a decisive contribution to the transformation of Plotinian metaphysics into the full-fledged system of the fifth-century school of Athens, at that time the major school of philosophy, along with the one in Alexandria. His birthplace is traditionally taken to be Chalcis ad Belum modern Qinnasrin , although support has recently been voiced in favor of a different Chalcis, Chalcis sub Libanum Aliquot and n. What is uncontroversial is that Iamblichus hailed from a very influential Syrian family, the Sampsigeramids of Emesa Damascius, Philosophical History , Athanassiadi Since this son is said by Porphyry to have married a Roman aristocrat, it is very likely that Iamblichus studied in Rome under Porphyry, who would have carried on the philosophical circle Plotinus had founded in


Part I. The Gods and their peculiarities

Porphyry is known to have had a disagreement with Iamblichus over the practice of theurgy , and the Mysteries consists mainly of Iamblichus' responses to the criticisms of his teacher. Proclus , writing years after Iamblichus, seems to have ascribed to him the authorship of the Mysteries. However, the differences between this book and Iamblichus' other works in style and in some points of doctrine have led some to question whether Iamblichus was the actual author. Still, the treatise certainly originated from his school, and in its systematic attempt to give a speculative justification of the polytheistic cult practices of the day, it marks a turning-point in the history of thought where Iamblichus stood. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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