Mary Casey's Plotinus: A Visionary Recital PDF

By Mary Casey

Plotinus: A Visionary Recital is a reconstruction of the lifetime of Plotinus, according to an in depth learn of the Enneads. “Our time,” wrote Kathleen Raine, “presents us with difficulties heavily parallel to the days of Plotinus, who used to be anything a ways different, and much extra, than a thinker within the decreased sleek feel of the time period. He was once a real ‘lover of wisdom’—of the religious wisdom that has been almost forgotten within the secular global of the trendy West.”

Mary Casey’s ebook is a brilliant evocation of the Mediterranean international of the 3rd century, mediated via a finely-tempered prose that displays a different own imaginative and prescient. it truly is an internal trip during the brain of a poet to the center of undying truth.

“Generations of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic philosophers and theologians have expressed immeasurable indebtedness to Plotinus, for whom the Cosmos is a dwelling being, the everlasting is apprehended as attractiveness, and the perfect objective of human spirituality is union with ‘the One.’ The British author and Kenyan farmer Mary Casey enjoyed the vintage MacKenna translation of the Enneads, but took issues right into a assorted shape. She lived into the center and soul of Plotinian lifestyles, demise, inspiration, paintings, solitude, and creativity. Years later she emerged with what has been referred to as a visionary recital of the lifetime of the Neo-Platonic grasp, illumined with an innate realizing of divergent worlds, colleges of idea, the redemptive acts of human interiority. Casey movingly reconciles the Plotinian experience of the microcosmic and macrocosmic, Plato and Origen, Greek and Christian, Alexandria and Egypt, school room and altar, prayer and notion, philosophy and theology, nature and spirit, self-knowledge and avoidance, recollection and Lethe, Gaia and Cosmos, humility and dignity, binding and loosening, and eventually, lifestyles and demise. She does so with airtight and alchemical perception, poetic nuance, and startling authority, and therefore she has comprehensive issues for Plotinus that past students haven't, although a lot we savor and revere them. there's something approximately Plotinus: A Visionary Recital that's extra epiphany than fiction, extra remembrance than reportage, extra heartbreaking jolt than cozy learn, and extra clever than clever. Casey’s canticle is either haunting and therapeutic, and extremely warmly recommended.”—THERESE SCHROEDER-SHEKER, The Chalice of Repose Project

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