Posts Categorized: Eye of the Soul

PLATO’S PARABLE OF THE SHIP

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PLATO’S PARABLE OF THE SHIP

Long ago, Socrates knew that nations (like souls, to which he compares them) are not very well-ordered: few citizens do what they are best suited for, everyone wants to interfere with everything, and only buffoons are typically in charge. In The Republic, Socrates narrates a wonderful parable to demonstrate his point. “Imagine then a fleet…
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‘KNOWING’ OR ‘BELIEVING’? ‘RELIGION’ OR ‘CULT’?

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Tweet Share When the Eye of the Soul awakens, we experience a high level of reality – pure ideas, Archetypes, what Plato called the ‘Forms’: essential meanings, revelations, universal truths, which are only accessible to the “intuitive intellect” above mere Reason. This is when real Faith becomes possible. Faith is notthe same thing as ‘opinion’…
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