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The Veil Of Isis

Author : Pierre Hadot
ISBN : 0674023161
Genre : Philosophy
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Nearly twenty-five hundred years ago the Greek thinker Heraclitus supposedly uttered the cryptic words "Phusis kruptesthai philei." How the aphorism, usually translated as "Nature loves to hide," has haunted Western culture ever since is the subject of this engaging study by Pierre Hadot. Taking the allegorical figure of the veiled goddess Isis as a guide, and drawing on the work of both the ancients and later thinkers such as Goethe, Rilke, Wittgenstein, and Heidegger, Hadot traces successive interpretations of Heraclitus' words. Over time, Hadot finds, "Nature loves to hide" has meant that all that lives tends to die; that Nature wraps herself in myths; and (for Heidegger) that Being unveils as it veils itself. Meanwhile the pronouncement has been used to explain everything from the opacity of the natural world to our modern angst. From these kaleidoscopic exegeses and usages emerge two contradictory approaches to nature: the Promethean, or experimental-questing, approach, which embraces technology as a means of tearing the veil from Nature and revealing her secrets; and the Orphic, or contemplative-poetic, approach, according to which such a denuding of Nature is a grave trespass. In place of these two attitudes Hadot proposes one suggested by the Romantic vision of Rousseau, Goethe, and Schelling, who saw in the veiled Isis an allegorical expression of the sublime. "Nature is art and art is nature," Hadot writes, inviting us to embrace Isis and all she represents: art makes us intensely aware of how completely we ourselves are not merely surrounded by nature but also part of nature.

The Veil Of Isis

Author : Pamela Sidney
ISBN : 0646145207
Genre : Haiku
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The Veil Of Isis

Author : W. Winwood Reade
ISBN : 9783849644628
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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There is no study so saddening, and none so sublime as that of the early religions of mankind. To trace back the worship of God to its simple origin, and to mark the gradual process of those degrading superstitions, and unhallowed rites which darkened, and finally extinguished His presence in the ancient world. At first men enjoyed the blessings of nature as children do, without inquiring into causes. It was sufficient for them that the earth gave them herbs, that the trees bore them fruit, that the stream quenched their thirst. They were happy, and every moment though unconsciously they offered a prayer of gratitude to Him whom as yet they did not know. And then a system of theology arose amongst them vague and indefinite, as the waters of the boundless sea. They taught each other that the sun, and the earth, the moon, and the stars were moved and illumined by a Great Soul which was the source of all life, which caused the birds to sing, the brooks to murmur, and the sea to heave. It was a sacred Fire which shone in the firmament, and in mighty flames. It was a strange Being which animated the, souls of men, and which when the bodies died, returned to itself again. They silently adored this Great Soul in the beginning, and spoke of Him with reverence, and sometimes raised their eyes timidly to His glittering dwelling-place on high. And soon they learned to pray. When those whom they loved lay dying, they uttered wild lamentations, and flung their arms despairingly towards the mysterious Soul; for in times of trouble the human mind so imbecile, so helpless, clings to something that is stronger than itself.

The Veil Of Isis

Author : Edward Jilozian
ISBN : 9781450075916
Genre : Fiction
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Take an adventure with Edward Wolf as he unlocks the mystery behind one of the world's most secretive treasures. Follow him as he travels in search of this Egyptian treasure, but beware because evil forces are lurking all around him. Become part of the story and discover firsthand the thrill of his journey into the unknown. Let the excitement of his tale transcend your wildest imagination. Find out for yourself and enjoy!

The Veil Of Isis Or The Mysteries Of The Druids

Author : William Winwood Reade
ISBN : NYPL:33433068184419
Genre : Druids and Druidism
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Anacalypsis An Attempt To Draw Aside The Veil Of The Saitic Isis

Author : Godfrey Higgins
ISBN : OXFORD:590486087
Genre : Religion
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The Veil Of Isis

Author : Jane Schauer
ISBN : 0980463351
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Was Helena Blavatsky a great mystic or a charlatan? This book dramatically explores this question. Helena Blavatsky was born in 1831 into a well-off Russian family and she died in London in 1890. Her strange powers enabled her to telepathically move objects and to call spirits. Before she finally settled in London, she lived in both the USA and India. Her life was always full of controversy, drama and strange mystical events. To her followers, she was a modern Buddha. To her critics, she was nothing more than an absurd, promiscuous charlatan, who had ridiculous ideas about the powers of the human mind.

The Veil Of Isis Or Mysteries Of The Druids

Author : W. Winwood Reade
ISBN : 0559123558
Genre : History
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Anacalypsis

Author : Godfrey Higgins
ISBN : IND:32000007356647
Genre : Language and languages
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The Mysteries Of Isis

Author : DeTraci Regula
ISBN : 1567185606
Genre : History
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"This work provides information on the modern practice of Isis worship, portraying the goddess as a universal rather than specifically Egyptian deity. It contains rituals and exercises demonstrating how to divine the future using the Sacred Scarabs, cast love spells, and more."--Amazon.

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