our greatest blessings come to us by way of madness Phaedr. 244a

2012/08/27

Verdict Expected in Death of Rachel Corrie

Rachel Corrie just hours prior to her being crushed in Rafah, Gaza Strip, March 16, 2003 trying to protect a home from demolition. Photo courtesy Rachel Corrie Foundation



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The soul descends into generation, after the manner of Kore
She is scattered by generation, after the manner of Dionysus;
Like Prometheus and the Titans, she is bound to body.
She frees herself by exercising the strength of Heracles;
Gathers herself together through the help of Apollo
And the saviour Athene, by truly purifying philosophy;
And she elevates herself to the causes of her being with Demeter.

~Damascius, the last head of the Platonic Academy in Athens, 6th century AD. from The Seven Myths of the Soul by Tim Addey, The Prometheus Trust