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1 minutes | Aug 20, 2019
The Podcast Has Moved!
Hey everyone! In case you missed it, this podcast has migrated off of Soundcloud and is now called "THE NUMBERS STATION with Alexander Price." Here are links to iTunes and Stitcher or the direct RSS: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-numbers-station-with-alexander-price/id1458247638 https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/practical-neoplatonism/the-numbers-station-with-alexander-price http://hopistar.org/numbersstation/podcast.rss
52 minutes | Mar 18, 2019
005 - Intelligence, Espionage, and Knowledge of the Unseen
Alex returns with a new episode about the mystical aspects of espionage in the Hebrew Bible and world history, as well as an update about the future of the show
53 minutes | Feb 12, 2018
001 - The Chora of the Timaeus and Iamblichean Theurgy
Greg, Isabel, and Alex talk about Greg's paper "The Chora of the Timaeus and Iamblichean Theology." What did it mean for the Neoplatonists for a human to embody the Divine? Similarities between Plato's Chora and Buddhist concepts of "shunyata" or emptiness as the matrix or mother of being. A memorable moment in Jean Paul Sartre's Nausea. Socrates as a Prophet of Islam. Philosophy as initiation.
31 minutes | Jan 22, 2018
020 - Spiritual Ascent in Plato's Timaeus & Sor Juana's First Dream w/ Greg Shaw and Isabel Farias
Greg Shaw from Stonehill College continues the conversation with Isabel and myself about spiritual ascent in Plato's Timaeus and what that would look like to someone wishing to undertake it today. Isabel also told us about a poem by a 17th century Latin American poet named Sor Juana, who in her "First Dream" described a sort of shamanic Night Journey with strong parallels to Plato.
22 minutes | Jan 15, 2018
019 - The Chora in Plato's Timaeus - with Greg Shaw and Isabel Farias
Gregory Shaw from Stonehill College and my friend and fellow Classicist Isabel Farias join me this week to discuss the concept of the chora in Plato's Timaeus. Isabel wrote her thesis at Barnard about the Timaeus. Greg authored a paper about the concept titled "The Chora in the Timaeus and Iamblichean Theurgy." In the abstract to this paper, he offered the following brief description of what the concept is: "The chôra described in the Timaeus (52b) is said to be the receptacle through which the world comes into existence. In some mysterious way she is the mother and nurse that allows the Forms to become manifest. Despite being essential to the work of the Demiurge, the chôra is unknowable, Plato says, except through an illegitimate kind of reasoning, more like dreaming than thinking."
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