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5024Re: [neoplatonism] A text for meditation

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  • Jason Wingate
    Sep 1, 2011
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      Michael



      <<Let him who is endowed with intellect realize that he is immortal, and
      that the cause of death is sexual desire.>>



      That's certainly one way to read it!

      Compare with Symposium. Jason




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      -----Original Message-----
      From: Goya <goya@...>
      To: neoplatonism <neoplatonism@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thu, 1 Sep 2011 16:32
      Subject: [neoplatonism] A text for meditation







      ἀναγνωρισάτω
      <ὁ>ἔννους
      ἑαυτὸν ὄντα
      ἀθάνατον, καὶ
      τὸν αἴτιον
      τοῦ θανάτου
      ἔρωτα,

      Poimandres (Corpus Hermeticum I), 18

      Let him who is endowed with intellect realize that he is immortal, and
      that the cause of death is sexual desire.

      Michael Chase
      CNRS UPR 76
      Paris-Villejuif
      France









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