Throughout human history men and women have been absorbed in exploring and trying to understand the relationship between each individual and the whole of creation.

This quest can be approached through the gateways of religious mysticism, theoretical physics, astrology, art, astronomy, transpersonal psychology, philosophy, sacred geometry, gaia theory etc.

The aim of the Urania Trust, as set out in its trust deed, is “to further the advancement of education by the teaching of the relationship between main’s knowledge of, beliefs about, the heavens and every aspect of his art science philosophy and religion.”

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Platonic Philosophy, Part 5: Summary

To summarize, the primary concepts of Platonism are:

That there is a single source of all things, which we call The One or The Good, ineffable and transcendentally above all qualities.

That from this source reality unfolds as a communication of goodness, descending in causal steps through the power of similarity...

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Hypatia of Alexandria (c.350–70 to 415)

Her year of birth is uncertain but she gathered her philosophy circle around her in the late 380s, then she died in 414. It was a turbulent period with the library of Alexandria destroyed in 389, the Serapeum (huge ancient pagan temple in Alexandria) destroyed in 391, the official closing of the pagan temples in 392 by Roman emperor Theodosius, who then in 385 supported the Catholic church; the sacking of Rome in 410, and St Augustine becoming the Bishop of Hippo (in Africa, further South than Alexandria) in 412.

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Platonic Philosophy, Part 4: Ethics

We now turn to a survey of what one might call ethics in its widest sense: Of course the direction of Plato's ethical system is based on his view of the nature of the human self and its destiny: if we are, as he thinks, immortal and intellectual creatures unfolding our potential in the world of time, then the pursuit of material wealth and temporal security is of little value...

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