Caves and the Ancient Greek Mind: Descending Underground in the Search for Ultimate Truth

Caves and the Ancient Greek Mind: Descending Underground in the Search for Ultimate Truth

Yulia Ustinova


Caves and the traditional Greek Mind analyses thoughts of attempting to find final knowledge in old Greece. The Greeks perceived psychological studies of outstanding depth as caused by divine intervention. They believed that to percentage within the immortals' wisdom, one needed to unlock the soul from the weight of the mortal physique by means of reaching an altered kingdom of awareness, that's, through merging with a superhuman being or via ownership by means of a deity. those states have been frequently attained by way of encouraged mediums, `impresarios of the gods' - prophets, poets, and sages - who descended into caves or underground chambers. Yulia Ustinova juxtaposes historical stories with the result of smooth neuropsychological learn. This novel method permits an exam of spiritual phenomena not just from the surface, but additionally from the interior: it penetrates the realization of people that have been engaged within the imaginative and prescient quest, and demonstrates that the darkness of the caves supplied stipulations important for his or her activities.

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