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Exploring the forgotten and rejected story of Western thought

Podcast episodes – The Secret History of Western Esotericism Podcast (SHWEP‪)‬ Earl Fontainelle

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 49 Ratings

Exploring the forgotten and rejected story of Western thought

    Danielle Layne on Proclus’ Religious Life and Thought

    Danielle Layne on Proclus’ Religious Life and Thought

    We are delighted to discuss what you might call Proclean spirituality with Danielle Layne. Platonic prayer as a way of living, the erotic quest for the Good, and the ever-elusive Platonic Dyad feature in a wide-ranging conversation combining proper philosophical-historical rigour with the true love of wisdom.

    • 51 min
    Graeme Miles on Proclus the Commentator

    Graeme Miles on Proclus the Commentator

    We discuss Proclus' titanic labours in the field of commentary – on many Platonic dialogues, but also on the Chaldæan Oracles, the Homeric poems, and a number of other texts – with Graeme Miles, an acute reader of Platonist philosophy and part of the team translating Proclus' Republic commentary into English. Come for Platonic commentary as spiritual practice, stay for the kosmic-astrological reading of the Myth of Er.

    • 43 min
    The Esoteric Proclus, Part II: Esoteric Exegesis and the Occult Ontology of Language

    The Esoteric Proclus, Part II: Esoteric Exegesis and the Occult Ontology of Language

    We enter the interconnected webwork of a reality where signs are things, things are signs, and everything means everything, but appropriately. Come for the visionary semiotics, stay for the occult sigils.

    • 59 min
    The Esoteric Proclus, Part I: The Life and Thought of an Esoteric Sage

    The Esoteric Proclus, Part I: The Life and Thought of an Esoteric Sage

    We look further into Proclus' esoteric doings, as a sage whose privileged status is marked by inspirations and epiphanies, omens and miracles. We then attempt a (shamefully oversimplified) summary of some important aspects of his (meta)physics.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Dylan Burns on Proclus the Successor

    Dylan Burns on Proclus the Successor

    We welcome Dylan Burns back to the podcast to discuss the life, works, and philosophy of Proclus the Successor. ‘All in all, but appropriately to each’

    • 52 min
    Hierocles of Alexandria and the Pythagorean Golden Verses

    Hierocles of Alexandria and the Pythagorean Golden Verses

    We discuss Hierocles of Alexandria, student of Plutarch of Athens made good. He wrote an esoteric commentary on the poem known as the Golden Verses of the Pythagoreans. The poem is full of good advice and the Commentary tells us a lot about the nature and purification of the luminous subtle body.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

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My favourite podcast! Can we get some merch please?

Liam of Mancunia ,

Esoteric Teachings for all levels

Brilliant podcast set at an easy pace that should make historians, theologians or just the curious happy! Excellent depth of knowledge and understanding explained in a clear and transparent way, flashes of humour too to keep things light. Brilliant podcast.

ThisGrey ,

Academic on western esotericism but fun

Everything out there on western esotericism is full of magical thinking but this one is different. It is academic, rigorous and factual but at the same time fun. Everyone involved really loves the subject and it shows. Probably the best source on western esotericism and tangentially classic philosophy and theology.

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