Articles On Piety

Hermetic tradition is an oversimplified form of Platonism that was spread from Egypt during the Hellenistic Period. It was a mystery tradition for selected initiates, with books and papers circulating among the chosen-ones, but those days have passed since Hermetism evolves and changes, adopting the currents of its time. This characteristic will always keep this tradition alive.

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Anyone who is unfair to humans cannot respect God. -Porphyry

As we have written previously on piety from the perspective of different ancient Hellenic writers, we will continue that tradition today, by offering a taste of Platonic theology as addressed in the book Laws, which is the last dialogue of Plato. It consists of 12 books and an additional one. In the...

We have presented the opinions of Zenon and Epictetus in this blog, but we have not written anything on Stoic Philosophy, that great school of antiquity. We don’t often come across Philosophy in blogs about Hekate or even in blogs dealing with the broader range subject of Witchcraft and Magick. In “A Witch Alone at the Crossroads” we consider Philosophy as foundamental for understanding the cult and the mysteries of the Goddess....

The beauty (of the god) is unique; a beauty above any beauty. (The god) bears beauty and he makes it more beautiful with the excess of beauty flowing from him, the beginning and the end of beauty. As a source of beauty, everything that comes from him is beautiful. - Plotinos VI.7

I have read and heard many times that gods can be scary showing up...

In the following article we will see how two main Stoic philosophers saw piety on Gods. From the blog we have also seen the opinions of Theophrastus and Plutarch on that subject.

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Theοphrastus informs us about the very first and later offerings to the Gods; plant and animal sacrifice as well as the ethics.

Who is Theophrastus

Theophrastus (371 – 287 BC) was a Greek philosopher and he was born in Eresos of Lesvos Island. At a young age he studied on...

Theurgy and Philosophy are two different methods which lead to the union with God.

 

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