“Philosophy is indeed the science of living perfectly, and is above all things, to speak briefly, the cause to Souls of a perfect life. “
Iamblichus, quoted from The Shrine of Wisdom
Vic Mansfield -- Book Signing and Talk at Wisdom's Goldenrod, March 1, 2008
In Astronoesis Anthony Damiani has given a masterful exegesis of Plotinus’ philosophy of truth. The following excerpts, supplementary quotes and comments are meant to give an introduction to the core premises. While there is a risk that such a brief introduction will truncate the meaning and impact of such a revelatory vision, with this concern exposed, if read with reverent and close attention, it is possible for these excerpts to reveal something essential of what Anthony unfolds in Astronoesis. This is Part One of a series. Carol DeAntoni
A beginner's mind conversation with Anthony's astrology --
We'll explore ways of entering into Anthony's astrology as a mandala that intimates where and how to look for one's soul.
Starting out Monday, January 12, 7:30 pm at Wisdom's Goldenrod library. We are planning to meet weekly.
Please join us if you're interested in exploring this topic.
2015 will be an important year in the archiving of Anthony Damiani’s materials. He left us a treasure trove of gifts and we wish to share with you a sampling of those gifts, in some way, the crown jewels, his hand drawn diagrams, presented here on our website for the first time.
It is our honor to be able to present to you a paper that Michael Wakoff delivered to the Prometheus Trust Conference on July 5, 2014: "If It Was What It Speaks": the Human Soul's Attainment of Self-Knowledge according to Plotinus.
“….yet the essence of it is very simple. You are all victims of a machine which is producing thoughts continuously, and you have lost control of the machine.”
Paul Brunton (from an audio tape Tony and Ella May Damiani brought back to their students at the American Brahman Bookstore in the early 1970s from a visit to PB in Switzerland. The recording is available in the member section of the website).