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The Mysticism of Plotinus

by Evelyn Underhill

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Published by Kessinger Publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mysticism,
  • Metaphysics,
  • Body, Mind & Spirit,
  • New Age / Body, Mind & Spirit,
  • New Age

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages140
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8506063M
    ISBN 101425456316
    ISBN 109781425456313

      Plotinus invites us, through philosophical reflection, spiritual meditation, and virtue to reach the divine Intellect and contemplate the beauty of noetic archetypes, or Forms The Heart of. Much of our biographical information about Plotinus comes from Porphyry's preface to his edition of Plotinus' Enneads. His metaphysical writings have Plotinus (Greek: Πλωτῖνος) (ca. A.D. –) was a major philosopher of the ancient world who is widely considered the founder of Neoplatonism (along with his teacher Ammonius Saccas)/5.

    These nine essays deal with various aspects of the general subject of mysticism. Some discuss its general theory and practice and others deal with its application as seen in the lives and works of the mystics, from the pagan Plotinus to the Christian contemplatives of our own day. Regarded as the founder of Neo-Platonism, Plotinus (AD ) was the last great philosopher of antiquity, producing 0works that proved in many ways a precursor to Renaissance thought. Plotinus was convinced of the existence of a state of supreme perfection and argued powerfully that it was necessary to guide the human soul towards this state.

      For Plotinus, each individual soul is just a part of The Soul; and like Plato, he believes in metempsychosis, or the transmigration of souls. This elaborate metaphysical doctrine is the backdrop of Plotinus’s spiritual practices. Plotinus shares with many other Western mystics a scorn for the body. This book argues against the common view that there are no essential differences between Plato and the Neoplatonist philosopher, Plotinus, on the issues of mysticism, epistemology, and ethics. Beginning by examining the ways in which Plato and Plotinus claim that it is possible to have an ultimate experience that answers the most significant philosophical questions, David J. Yount provides an.


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Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ Author: Evelyn Underhill. This book argues against the common view that there are no essential differences between Plato and the Neoplatonist philosopher, Plotinus, on the issues of mysticism, epistemology, and by: 1.

out of 5 stars Mysticism of the One Reviewed in the United States on December 8, This kindle book seems to be an excellent reprint of the author's book published in "The Philosophy of Plotinus" Volume II which I recently read.4/5(1).

8 PLOTINUS: The Origin of Western Mysticism The third-century Roman, Plotinus, was such a divinely inspired philosopher and mystic. He was most certainly a highly advanced soul, possessing the rare gift of divine grace coupled with a fierce determination to give all his. Plotinus’ mysticism of henosis, unification with the One, is a highly controversial topic in Plotinian scholarship.

This book presents a careful reading of the Enneads and suggests that Plotinus’ mysticism be understood as mystical teaching that offers practical guidance concerning henosis.

This book carries a fascinating Introduction by Arnold I Davidson, entitled 'Reading Hadot Reading Plotinus'. and is separated into 7 chapters: 1) Portrait. 2) Levels of the Self. 3) Presence. 4) Love. 5) Virtues. 6) Gentleness. 7) Solitude. Plotinus lived an ascetic life, teaching students about his Cited by: The Mysticism of Plotinus () Kessinger offprint, 48 pages.

Taken from The Essentials of Mysticism (). Anthologies. Fruits of the Spirit () edited by R. Roberts; reprintISBN ; The letters of Evelyn Underhill () edited with an intro.

by Charles : 6 DecemberWolverhampton, England. In the general literature of mysticism, the doctrine (or rather doctrines) of emanation is usually associated for the first time with the great name of Plotinus (born at Lycopolis, in Egypt, about A.D.).

This remark raises a twofold reflection which is of the highest interest. Plotinus: The Six Enneads (Great Books of the Western World, Vol) by Plotinus, Robert Maynard Hutchins, et al.

| Jan 1, out of 5 stars 1. Leather Bound $ $ $ shipping. Only 1 left in stock - order soon. More Buying Choices $ (13 used & new offers) Missing: Mysticism. Summary of Plotinus. The first philosophy book I ever bought—above is the exact cover—was the The Essential Plotinus.

Conversations with a friend in the summer after high school in awoken me, as Hume did Kant, from my dogmatic slumber. At the time my friend was something of a devotee of Plotinus, having studied him in a metaphysics class. Wherever Christian mysticism passes from the emotional and empirical to the philosophic, this colour is clearly seen, and the concepts of Plotinus, more or less disguised, reappear: even in those medieval writers who had no direct acquaintance with Greek philosophy.

The Origin of Western Mysticism – selected writings of Plotinus – is compiled, edited and commented by by Swami Abhayanand a.

He has graciously allowed us to offer them here as Origin of Western Mysticism is an attempt to systematic present Plotinus’ thoughts.

Kenney spends the first third of his tripartite study of Augustinian mysticism on the contemplative philosophy of the Enneads, hoping to deliver us the Plotinus with whom Augustine can truly engage. This is well traveled territory for Kenney, who is a leading scholar of late-antique monotheism and its mystical resonances.

The mysticism of the self within philosophy brings about an inevitable tension which is overcome by Plotinus through the use of distinction between the experience of reality and reality in itself.

INTRODUCTION 1. INTRODUCTION. Mysticism is that point of view which claims as its basis an intimate knowledge of the one source and substratum of all existence, a knowledge, which is obtained through a revelatory experience during a rare moment of clarity in contemplation.

Indeed, Plotinus's philosophy proceeds from a founding experience – the union with the One-Good – and develops as an inquiry into the conditions of its occurrence and recurrence.

It is in this manner that the philosophy of Plotinus inherits the mysteric tradition and also has a decisive influence on what is commonly called the “mystical. The Mysticism of Plotinus by Evelyn Underhill,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Plotinus’ mysticism of henosis, unification with the One, is a highly controversial topic in Plotinian book presents a careful reading of the Enneads and suggests that Plotinus’ mysticism be understood as mystical teaching that offers practical guidance concerning henosis.

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Home 4/5(3). It is attained only when the soul, in an ecstatic state, loses the restraint of the body and has for a time an immediate knowledge of God (see mysticism).

See The Essence of Plotinus (extracts from the six Enneads and Porphyry's life of Plotinus, comp. by G. Turnbull, ); E. Bréhier, The Philosophy of Plotinus (tr. ); J. Rist. This book is a guide to those wishing to read the works (the Enneads) of Plotinus, one of the greatest figures of ancient philosophy.

The book provides an outline of Plotinus’ life and of the composition of the Enneads, placing Plotinus in the intellectual context of his time. Selected Plotinian texts are then discussed in relation to central issues in metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics.In his new study of the similarities between Plato and Plotinus, David J.

Yount proceeds to a meticulously argued demonstration of the thesis he had already put forward in his preceding book (Plotinus the Platonist: A Comparative Account of Plato and Plotinus’ Metaphysics, Bloomsbury, ).According to him, there are no essential differences between their philosophical doctrines.Inge’s account of Plotinus’ thought is highly commendatory and partisan.

He sees the encounter with neoplatonic philosophy as decisive for Christian identity. Plotinus offers a general, philosophical account of mysticism, which Inge finds helpful for his theory of religions. The key influences on Plotinus are held to be Pythagoras and Ammonius Saccas, although of course Plato is the.