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Good source to know the current scholar work on Orphism, Hermetism, Phytagoriamism and Plato. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Adam rated it it was amazing Dec 24, This monograph is a exposition of philosophy as Orphean madness, what Plato cal “Perhaps I am the mummy-like jackal who has come from the four corners of Nun and wishes to bark amongst the dogs of Seshat.

The Best Books of He gives an electrifying sense of the vitality of ancient philosophy, and conveys the depth and profundity of its spiritual roots. West, while praising similarly speculative authors like Jan Assmann, whom he quotes liberally.

A book on the religious, mystic origins and substance of philosophy.

While he claimed that with this book he had “nothing else to say,” I can’t help but feel his insights were congealing into a not quite yet realized but still marvelous synthesis of ancient thought. Only at the end did I start to suspect Uzdavinys might have been sarcastic at times. I gu Really something. The editor Algis Uzdavinys is an author translator and scholar of remarkable scope who uses his scholarship and his own deep knowledge of the philosophia perennis to illustrate for us the timeless wisdom of these writings.


Be the first to ask a question about Orpheus and the Roots of Platonism. The order of the chapter is a little bit weird, or at least I did not get.

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Uzdavinys readily admits this although I just can’t escape the feeling he was being a bit sarcastic. The fragmentary nature of this odd compendium is perhaps most clearly brought across by its end, or lack thereof. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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Native Spirit Thomas Yellowtail. Adrian Bankhead rated it it was amazing Jan 31, So get ready to learn a little bit of Greek. This book contains fascinating insights into the usually downplaid relations between Egyptian initiation, Greek mysteries and Plato’s philosophy aogis followers, right into Hellenistic Neoplatonic and Hermetic developments.

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Andrew rated it it was amazing Feb 09, He could have been a truly great scholar, of Peter Brown’s caliber. Kim Skytte rated it it was ok Nov 28, Tyler Newton rated it liked it Jan 27, The book also covers other mystery cults and practices, especially those of the Ancient Egyptians, Assyrians, Babylonians, and others.


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It didn’t surprise me that he railed against methodical and careful scholars like M. Book ratings by Goodreads. The Golden Chain Algis Uzdavinys. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Timothy rated it really liked it Apr 14, Zi rated it liked it Jul 27, It’s a prolegomena where a critique is needed, and although it contains many brilliant insights and stunning observations, it’s tedious and exhausting to read, coming across like the ranting of an academic in the grip of a manic episode.

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Orpheus and the Roots of Platonism by Algis Uždavinys

The experience reminded me of reading Zizek a few years back: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He strings thoughts together by association, making no effort whatsoever to motivate or explain why a mystical rite of classical antiquity necessarily had any relationship to the teachings of a Persian Sufi in the eleventh century.

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