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The Greatest Sacrifice - the philosophical life as an offering to the Goddess of Wisdom

An exploration of philosophy as originally formulated - an inner discipline which informs the whole of life

Socrates said in the Republic, that “though these things [symbolic myths] were true, yet I should not imagine they ought to be so plainly told to the unwise and the young, but ought much rather to be concealed. But if there were a necessity to tell them, they should be heard in secrecy, by as few as possible; after they had sacrificed not a hog, but some great and wonderful sacrifice . . .” The sacrifice of a hog marked the beginning of the initiations of the mysteries of Eleusis - but Plato seems to be suggesting that there are greater and yet greater sacrifices to be made, as initiation leads the philosopher onwards to the revelations which lie at the heart of the mysteries, and at the heart of philosophy. This lecture explores the true philosophical life as the “greatest sacrifice” - one made to the Goddess of Wisdom, the patron of the hero-soul.


Tim Addey | talks | www


Date and Time:

22 February 2011 at 7:30 pm


1 hour



New Acropolis
19 Compton Terrace
N1 2UN
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Organised by:

The Prometheus Trust
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Available from:

The Administrator, The Prometheus Trust, info@prometheustrust.co.uk or phone 01373 825808

Additional Information:

No need to book in advance, but this can also be done through New Acropolis. 19 Compton Terrace,
N1 2UN
Telephone: 0207 359 0059

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