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Was Epicurus an Atheist?

Was Epicurus an Atheist?

Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God? Epicurus (according to Lactantius)...

10 Stoic Quotes on Love and Affection

10 Stoic Quotes on Love and Affection

The stoics are best known for their discipline, wisdom and dedication to virtue. We rarely hear about their thoughts around the topic of love and affection. With that in mind, here are a collection of 10 notable quotes on love, friendship and affection by the greatest...

Plato: 50+ Powerful Quotes from the Dialogues

Plato: 50+ Powerful Quotes from the Dialogues

With Plato, philosophy as we know it, took shape. Born in Athens somewhere around 428 BCE into an aristocratic family, Plato is probably the single most influential person in Western philosophy. Unlike most philosophers of ancient Greece, all of Plato’s writings are...

The Four Elements: Earth, Fire, Wind and Water (Empedocles)

The Four Elements: Earth, Fire, Wind and Water (Empedocles)

What is the universe made of? What is the arche? Is it one singular primordial thing or is it many things? Is it water or is it fire? Earth or air? For most of the ancient pre-Socratic philosophers the fundamental reality was made out of one single substance, though...

16 Spiritual Quotes On Awakening and Ego-Death

16 Spiritual Quotes On Awakening and Ego-Death

Ego-death, awakening, enlightenment.. These are some of the words and concepts we hear about in spiritual circles; but what do they really mean? Are there genuine experiences we as humans can have that correspond to these spiritual notions or are they just figments of...

All About Gnosticism and Gnostic Mythology

All About Gnosticism and Gnostic Mythology

Our world is a mistake, everything bodily and material is bad and last but not least the god most people worship is evil. That’s the Gnostic worldview in a very compact nutshell. However that isn’t the whole picture of Gnosticism; there is much more to be said about...

Seneca: 60 Insightful Quotes by the Stoic Philosopher

Seneca: 60 Insightful Quotes by the Stoic Philosopher

Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BCE – 65 ACE), also known as Seneca the Younger, was a Roman statesman, dramatist and Stoic philosopher. He was chiefly known as a philosopher who taught the Stoic art of self-restraint, mainly in order to help man better navigate and cope...

14 Spiritual Quotes by the Sage Hermes Trismegistus

14 Spiritual Quotes by the Sage Hermes Trismegistus

Few have expressed the inexpressible as compellingly as Hermes Trismegistus. But who was he really? Will we ever know? What we do know is that Hermes Trismegistus was/is the alleged and attributed author of the Hermetic Corpus (Hermetica), an influential set of...

8 Spiritual Quotes That Will Make You Question Your Reality

8 Spiritual Quotes That Will Make You Question Your Reality

We all believe ourselves to be someone in particular. We’re born into a physical body, given a name by our parents, grow and biologically ripen alongside our inevitable psychological conditioning bestowed upon us by the socio-cultural machine that we find ourselves...

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