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Plato - Misc. writings - The Mysteries

Identifier

006529

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Plato became a mystic through the Mysteries, this is an account of the experience

Plato asserted, too, that the ultimate aim of the Mysteries was to lead men back to the principles from which the race originally fell.

Note that I have not guessed at the activities which were used to obtain this liberation, but a selection of the activities used can be found in the sources section under Mysteries

A description of the experience

"In consequences of this divine initiation we became spectators of single and blessed visions, resident in a pure Light; and were ourselves made immaculate and liberated from this surrounding garment which we call the body and to which we are now
bound like an oyster to its shell."

 

The source of the experience

Plato

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Light

Symbols

Light
Oyster

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Inherited genes

Commonsteps

References