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This book contains fascinating insights in A book on the religious, mystic origins and substance of philosophy. Lists with This Book. Uzdavinys readily admits this although I just can’t escape the feeling he was being a bit sarcastic.

The order of the chapter is a little bit weird, or at least I did not get. I believe his basic intuition is sound, and I found his effort to expound on the nature of philosophic thought with respect to its transcendental content, and his deft navigation of diverse traditions by which it played out in different forms, to be at times virtuosic.

This monograph is a exposition of philosophy as Orphean madness, what Plato called erotike mania: Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

Orpheus and the Roots of Platonism by Algis Uždavinys

In the Heart of the Desert John Chryssavgis. A lot of Greek vocabulary and sometimes old Egyptian words. A book on the religious, mystic origins and substance of philosophy.


This bizarre little book is an incoherent brain dump of brilliant ideas, reflecting the author’s Herculean effort to articulate key points of the lifeworld of antiquity, algks.

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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. I was deeply put off by his argument by apposition. Melitta rated it it was amazing Dec 20, This book contains fascinating insights into the usually downplaid relations between Egyptian initiation, Greek mysteries and Plato’s philosophy and followers, right into Hellenistic Neoplatonic and Hermetic developments.

West, while praising similarly speculative authors like Jan Assmann, whom he quotes liberally. Book ratings by Goodreads. About Algis Uzdavinys 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.

Nathaniel Ritter rated it really liked it Jun 05, Adam rated it it was amazing Dec 24, All this is very contestable because the little we know of Parmenides, the Orphics, and the Egyptians is fragmentary and inevitably interpreted through a European lens across several millenia.

Open Preview See a Problem? The book demonstrates through excerpts from the great Pythagorean and Platonic writers that to these thinkers philosophy is a way of life and a means of spiritual realisation-not the dry rationalistic mental exercise philosophy has become in the modern world.


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He gives an electrifying sense of the vitality of ancient philosophy, and conveys the depth and profundity of its spiritual roots. Adrian Bankhead rated it it was amazing Jan 31, Uzdavinyss without Ceasing Patrick Laude.

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Simon rated it it was amazing Aug 03, Nov 26, Maan Kawas rated it it was amazing. Drew rated it it was amazing Aug 31, Product details Format Paperback pages Albis x x 25mm Middlethought rated it it was amazing Aug 05, The Golden Chain Algis Uzdavinys.

The fragmentary nature of this odd compendium is perhaps most clearly brought across by its end, or lack thereof. The name strikes me as almost entirely arbitrary. Ahmed rated it liked it Aug 21, Other books in this series.