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2066Re: [neoplatonism] Iamblichus 'eye of wisdom' alleged reference

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  • John Dilon
    May 11 5:28 AM
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      > Hi ~
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      > I've run across the following statement on a website concerning ancient
      > medical knowledge:
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      > 'Iamblichus repeats the statement of Plato that the study of the
      > science of Numbers tends to awaken that organ in the brain which the
      > ancients described as the "eye of wisdom", the organ now known to
      > physiology as the pineal gland.'
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      > I imagine the Plato reference is to Republic VII. Could anyone point
      > me toward the specific passage in Iamblichus to which this might be
      > referring?
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      > Thanks very much,
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      > Leonard George
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      I imagine in the introduction to his commentary on Nicomachus, but one would
      need to check. JMD


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