The Sirius Mystery
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I first became interested in the historical Proclus after reading The
Sirius Mystery, by R. K. G. Temple. Here are some links related to that
William of Moerbeke
William of Moerbeke
, a neglected figure, helped to lay the foundation for the Renaissance
revival of Neoplatonism by translating the writings of Proclus into latin.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
This ancient tale can be viewed as a stellar initiation, not unlike
the mormon temple endowment or the rituals of the Golden Dawn. I have an
essay about this. Also, you can check out these
Pseudo-Dionysius and History
of the Franks
Ironically, the work of Proclus was carried by Pseudo-Dionysius into
Christianity. He created a fascinating and influential Christian Neoplatonism,
in contrast to prevailing thought in his day, ala Gregory of Tours in History
of the Franks. I am arguing that Gregory would have nothing good to
say about stellar initiation, whereas Pseudo-Dionysius would heartily approve,
and was probably an initiate himself. I have an essay
about this. Also, you can check out these links.
Anders Sandberg has created one of the most compelling images on
Babel Completed. Draw your own conclusions.
Just as true lovers move on beyond the beauty perceived through the senses
until they reach the Sole Cause of all beauty and all perception, so too, the experts
in sacred matters, starting with the Sympathy connecting visible things both
to one another and to the Invisible Powers, and having understood that all things are to be
found in all things, they established the Sacred Science. They
marvelled at seeing those things which come last in those which come first, and vice-versa;
earthly things in the heavens in a causal and celestial manner, and heavenly things on the
earth in a terrestrial way.
How else could it be that the sunflower moves in accordance with the sun...
Proclus (412-485 AD), On the sacred art
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