Philosophy as a Rite of Rebirth - Algis Uždavinys
This compelling book mounts a challenge to current understandings of philosophy, presenting the case that philosophy is no less than human participation in a theophany, or divine drama. Delving into the magical texts of ancient Egypt, Neoplatonism and Ttheurgy, Algis Uždavinys argues that philosophy as we know has been detached from its roots in a spiritual endeavour, and that its ancient roots show that in early times philosophy aimed to give poeple noetic certainty, revelation, wonder, and the ascent to the divine.
Bream, The Prometheus Trust, 2008. Hardback, x+331 pages. New.