adepts in the Greco-Roman world
Jan 07, 2011 00:58 AM
In conjunction with the discussion of Plato's significance, I gave
some thought to the issue of initiates in the Greco-Roman world and
composed the following list of REAL adepts (i.e., those who possessed
Orpheus (about 7000 BCE, according to Besant and Leadbeater's Man: Whence, How and Whither).
Pythagoras (ca. 570-495 BCE).
Plato (429?347 BCE).
Apollonius of Tyana (ca. 15?100?).
Ammonius Saccas (3rd century).
Plotinus (ca. 204/5?270).
Iamblichus (ca. 245-325).
The Western European period probably was much poorer in comparison.
The only name that comes to my mind is Rudolf Steiner. I don't
consider mystics like Meister Eckhart and teachers like Gurdjieff
Of course, these are just my opinions and the truth may be something
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