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Synopsis A fun but rigorous Saturday morning, Jitsi'ing with Pierre. He starts over with having us as a group read the 1st hypothesis of Plato's Parmenides (*), and watching how Parmenides reasons, in a curious way that we moderns are not familiar with, to reason about the One-Self. Topic Highlights and Pierre' s Questions [This section is under construction: These are not complete.. I could not keep up today. Will have to edit and add more notes later. It was just too good and the points were...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSSAT, pg1, parmenides, hyp1, NSPRM
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Synopsis We continue our study of Plato’s Ion ( Balboa translation ) with Pierre. Pierre offers us many questions (see below), but the main thing at this point he is still challenging us to do is to: pull together as many quotes as we can to build up an understanding of what Socrates’ idea of an ‘art’ is, and especially a reciter’s (rhapsode’s) art (none of us have assembled the full list yet) use that definition to ask whether Socrates uses an art and knowledge that include the...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, ion
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Synopsis Saturday morning with Pierre, starting again with ‘part’ and ‘whole’ in the opening lines of the first hypothesis of Plato’s Parmenides . (We use the Balboa translation .) Highlights Hellos to Eve and Niko Belinda: What can we say about the Self? Is it Intellect Intellecting the Intelligible? Continuing yesterday’s discussion In order for a part to become a part of a whole, must it fit symmetrically? Why did ‘God’ give us symmetry? I.e., What is the origina of symmetry?...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSSAT, pg1, parmenides, hyp1, proclus, commentary-first-alcibiades
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Dialogue(s): parmenides Chapters: plg Sections: 130b-e Attendees: Pierre, Barbara, David, Regina, Nancy, Eldar, JeffS Timaeus 29e on Likeness , "This principle, then, we shall be wholly right in accepting from men of wisdom as being above all the supreme originating principle of Becoming and the Cosmos." Jung, archetypes, participation (and the problems with this). Huston Smith The History of the Kabbalah (and Jewish Platonists in southern Spain) Working from Plato's Parmenides: The...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, parmenides
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Dialogue(s): parmenides Chapters: plg;hyp1 Sections: 128c 128d 128e 129a 129b 129c 129e 129e 130a 130b Attendees: Pierre, Barbara, Eldar, Nancy, JeffS Note: if anyone would like to contribute notes, please email them to me and i will paste them here in the description section. Working from Plato's Parmenides: The Juan and Maria Balboa Translation More info: http://noeticsociety.org/psg Image pointilism courtesy of Flickr user aesthetics of crisis (aestheticsofcrisis) under a CC BY-NC-SA 2.0...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, parmenides, plg, hyp1
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Dialogue(s): parmenides Chapters: hyp2 Sections: 143c 143d 144c 144d 144e 145a 145b Attendees: Pierre, Barbara, David, Regina, JulieH, Nancy, Eldar, Bill, JeffS Beginning to 41:00 - Regina's question on couples 143c,d 41:30 to end - Discussion on whole, parts, singular, plural 144c-145b Working from Plato's Parmenides: The Juan and Maria Balboa Translation More info: http://noeticsociety.org/psg
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, parmenides, hyp2
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Dialogue(s): parmenides Chapters: hyp8,hyp4 Sections: 165c-165e (P20-P24), 158b (P15) Attendees: Pierre, Barbara, JulieH, Eldar, Regina 165c P20 additions: "and by appearing to be like.." Comparing the 8th hypothesis here to the shadows on the wall of the allegory of the Cave (in The Republic) 0:16:40 P22 What is a phantasm? Does its origin lie in "the different"? In any universe, if there are 2 things, and one is a phantom of the other, there is a fundamental difference...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, parmenides, hyp8, hyp4
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Text of dreams Marie's dream Mon 12 March 2018 There is a language. Listen to it. JeffS's dream – Wed 14 March 2018 1. A young guy and his friend plot to kill the guy’s mother. Now the son has done it (taken care of the job), and they are at another house. The police (who do not know that the son and his friend did this) happen to bring the body over to this same other house, out on the lawn (out of my view). I am a little confused (in the dream) as to why the police bring the body over to...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSDRM, pg1
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Dialogue(s): theology-of-plato Chapters: book01;chap26;chap27 Attendees: Pierre, David, Barbara, Eldar, Yoni, JulieH Synopsis Pierre leads the NS morning Parmenides study group through more reading of Proclus' Theology of Plato (*). This morning we read Book 1, Chapter 26, and the first half of 27. Highlights 0:00:00 --- Ch 26 - Divinity, the Immortal, the Intelligible Problems with Proclus' definition of 'divine' The role of Ousia on various levels We spend some time on the sentence, "For...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, theology-of-plato, proclus
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Attendees: Pierre, Regina, Barbara, David, JulieH Synopsis Pierre leads the NS Parmenides study group through more of Proclus' Theology of Plato (*). We read Chapter 4 beginning at the second paragraph to the end, and Chapter 5 (only the 2nd paragraph). And about one third of the way into the 1st paragraph of Chapter 6. Pierre also suggested we go back and review chapter 11 in Book 1 for a reminder as to where we're going with the Theology. No charts today. Highlights Book 2, ch 4, para #2...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, theology-of-plato, proclus
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Synopsis Grace explores a dream with Pierre as the first item in our NS Saturday morning meeting today, before we continue with the study of the Iliad . Dream Text Grace's Dream -- Fri 3 April 2020 -- “Rabbit in the Forest” traffic accident. a car is tipped, engine on, gas leaking. back door open. a basket of kittens on the seat. i hand it the basket to a guy whose arm is gashed and ask him to take it to the hospital behind him. he stares at me and i growl “go” and he turns and walks...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSDRM, pg1, nsvc
Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another session. Today we read Synopsis After first exploring two dreams , we continue our puzzling today on the first hypothesis of Plato’s Parmenides . Pierre opens it up and asks those of us who have been reading and studying in it what questions we have. We get a good question or two to look at, but at the end Pierre asks tus to bring more questions next time. As usual, we use the translation from our own Juan and...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, parmenides, hyp1
Title Plato: Lysis; Proclus: Commentary on Plato’s Parmenides DDDAS and the Virtues (and their Lack) in Every Past Pathologos Scene Synopsis We were supposed to start this beginner/dialogue track this Friday night, with Plato’s Lysis . It was to be a beginner’s meeting, but it ends up being advanced, talking about Proclus after all, and DDDAS (Definition, Demonstration, Division, Analysis and Synthesis), as well as the Virtues and Philosophical Midwifery. Highlights Why Lysis? Why did...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, lysis, commentary-on-parmenides, book05, proclus
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Synopsis Another fine Saturday morning exploring dreams with Pierre’s midwifery. Highlights Continuation of Kate’s dream exploration from last night . Exploration of Josh’s Dream More exploration of Darlene’s dream from September 12th . A brief hello and announcement from Juan Balboa on his latest translation of Damascius (See references, below) Dream Texts Kate’s Dream (reprinted from yesterday) Brother came back in the dream. I was trying to get something to record him. He was just...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSSAT, pg1, NSDRM
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Synopsis On this Sunday, JulieH and Regina explore recent dreams with Pierre midwifing. Dream Texts JulieH’s Dream – Sun 22 Nov 2020 I had won a political position as speaker of the head of the city, or yea, like the city. So, those were separate collections – there was the head of the city - I don’t know if it was city – it was some big public body, and I won the position of speaker of that body. And really, the only thing that was in the dream was my having won this position But in...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, NSDRM
Synopsis Another great, but challenging Sunday with Pierre. We get into mapping/matching a) the first 12 steps (of the 24) of Proclus’ demonstration of the dialectic on Providence , from his Commentary on Plato’s Parmenides onto b) the 12 mundane gods listed (in 4 triads) in Proclus’ Theology of Plato , Book 6, Chapter 22. Mostly we use the Balboa translations of these, but a bit of the Morrow and Dillon ( Commentary.. ). See Resources, below. Highlights [Note: My notes, as usual are...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, commentary-on-parmenides, theology-of-plato, book05, book06, chap22,...
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Stephanos sections 163b-164b Pierre, Barbara, David, Regina, Bradley, Nancy, Eldar, JeffS Working from Plato's Parmenides: The Juan and Maria Balboa Translation More info: http://noeticsociety.org/psg
Topics: philosophy, plato, parmenides, NSPRM, hyp7, pg1
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Stefanos sections: 129b-c,136b-c From Barbara: A smallish group today: Gina, Dave, Brad, Me, Pierre, and Josh. Pierre began the session by asking, "Is it worthwhile being clear about what Parmenides says the nature and power of that which can destroy the dialectic?" We started at 135B-C. Pierre asked about this passage, "Is this a perfect description of Socrates?" Then we went to Socrates at 129 B-C to examine Socrates' position to see if it matched. Then we went back to...
Topics: philosophy, plato, parmenides, NSPRM, plg, pg1
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Stefanos sections: 127e,136a Barbara's notes: Greetings, included is today's audio. And a chart picture by Brad. Present: Pierre, Barbara, David, Bradley, Josh, Kevin, Regina, Yoni Sorry but this tape starts a bit late, maybe 3 minutes. Pierre speaks increasingly softly as the class progressed. We become increasingly quiet. I push the tape recorder ever closer. He nudges it away. However, I'm hoping it's clear to you. I haven't checked. The subject of the discussion might be described as...
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Topics: philosophy, plato, parmenides, NSPRM, plg, pg1
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Dialogue(s): greater-hippias Sections: 295d-297c [The audio static from 0:03:02 - 0:08:18 has been fixed.] Second NSFRI on the Greater Hippias. (Last week's talk is here . Also, we continue the next day in our NSSAT Saturday chat on the same topic.) This was really a fun talk. Synopsis Pierre explores going through Plato's dialogue, Greater Hippias, replacing the word, "beauty" with the word, "wealth", since in our times, many more people seem concerned with wealth than with...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, greater-hippias
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Dialogue(s): parmenides Chapters: hyp1 Sections: 135e,136a-c Attendees: Pierre, Eldar, Barbara, Regina, JulieH Synopsis Working to understand Parmenides' description of the 'exercise' that Socrates should engage himself in. We have also in the past discussions referred to this as a 'dialectic', with 8 parts. Proclus also expands on it (to 24) in his Commentary. Highlights 0:00:30 to 0:19:00 Regina's pseudo-question re 135e, P56 19:00 Barbara - translation issues at P56 "can":...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, parmenides, hyp1
Dialogue(s): parmenides Chapters: plg Sections: 133e-134b Synopsis We work our way through the "Master Argument" -- the section of the prologue of Plato's Parmenides dialogue dealing with the largest problem with Socrates' "Theory of Forms". Timeline 0:00:00 Pierre starts out with an outline to the concepts of "mastership", "benefit", and "art", in the Platonic senses. (Most of these taken from the Republic.) Philosophy thus resulting as the...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, parmenides, plg
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Synopsis Second segment of a Saturday morning with Pierre. (First segment was dreams, here .) We continue our discussion from yesterday morning's Parmenides study and last night's Friday talk regarding Soul, the self-motive power, and intellect. Most of the discussion revolves around the difference between humans and (other) animals. All of this stems from our study in yesterdays Parmenides morning group, of section 66 of Book 1, Chapter 13, of Proclus' Theology of Plato . More Info Pierre...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSSAT, pg1
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Synopsis Another great Saturday morning with Pierre. Again, just dreams today. Pierre has JulieH try her hand at midwifing Eldar. Dream Texts Barbara's Dream - Fri 13 Sept 2019 I’m visiting Kate Shannon’s house and it’s Christmas time. She has in her house not only her own children but she has a child she’s caring for who’s troubled in some way. She’s making food for them and one of the things she makes is a sandwich with processed cheese in a stack, American cheese. And she asks me...
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Synopsis Another fun Friday night with Pierre and members of the NS. We continue our discussion of Plotinus 6.2.21, which gets us into Timaeus and Nous. Highlights Plotinus 6.2.21, Continued 7:04:30pm PST Chris asks: What are the four genera? A Study in what Plotinus calls, “Seeing” An Exploration of “Nous-ing and Logos-ing” Does Plotinus have a certain development? Compare Plotinus’ first and last descriptions of “seeing” Discussion of “seeing” in the greek with Barbara and...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, timaeus, enneads, plotinus
Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another session. Today we read Synopsis Another good Sunday afternoon with Pierre and members of the NS. Highlights Exploration of JulieH's recent dream Exploration of Eldar's recent dream Exercising the Intellect (Nous) Through the Logos 4:45pm Dialogue with Bradley about being offered a chance to be a buddhist abbot Dream Texts JulieH's Dream -- Fri 19 Mar 2021 A I was at this gym. And it was part of or at the place where...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, NSDRM
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Synopsis Changing the teaching of math, with Josh Pierre midwifes Barbara and JulieH through making sense of their recent dreams. Dream Texts Barbara's Dream Fragment There's a lady standing in front of me, and she is saying there are two presents. That present, and this present. JulieH's Dream #2 — Sun 17 Nov 2019 I’m at some place that is VERY RIGID. It’s a square room and like an insurance company. I’m the customer and the woman helping me works for other company. We’re over at...
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Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another morning of study. Lately we've been taking a break from the Parmenides, going through Proclus' Theology of Plato (*) instead, in order to see how Proclus lays out the 14 orders of gods implied in the Parmenides. Today we read Book 3, Chapters 22 and 23. Attendees Pierre, Barbara, Regina, Eldar, JulieH More Info (*) Proclus' Theology of Plato (Thomas Taylor translation): Volume Eight in the Thomas Taylor series,...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, theology-of-plato, book03, chap22, chap23, proclus
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Synopsis Two of us explore our latest dreams with Pierre Dream Texts Regina's Dream 2/15/19 What I remember. Recorder failed. I was in this room and was singing. I noticed I was singing very well. I was loud, clear, melodious, following the music and as I heard myself I continued to make it better and stronger. I noticed I was very good and felt good about seeing I was singing well. There was a point where I thought that others would hear it, or wondered what others would thing. I thought they...
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Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another morning of study. Lately we've been taking a break from the Parmenides, going through Proclus' Theology of Plato (*) instead, in order to see how Proclus lays out the 14 orders of gods implied in the Parmenides. From Barbara: Today we read Book 4, Chapter 9 and the first page of Chapter 10. Pierre also explored divine progression and the need for a mean term, that the progression is accomplished through likeness....
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, theology-of-plato, proclus, book04, ch09, ch10
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Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another morning of study. Lately we've been taking a break from the Parmenides, going through Proclus' Theology of Plato (*) instead, in order to see how Proclus lays out the 14 orders of gods implied in the Parmenides. Today we read Book 5, Chapters 1-3. Attendees Pierre, Barbara, David, JulieH, Regina More Info (*) Proclus' Theology of Plato (Thomas Taylor translation): Volume Eight in the Thomas Taylor series, ISBN-10:...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, theology-of-plato, proclus, book05, chap01, chap02, chap03
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Original Location https://archive.org/details/20190525NSSAT Usage License CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International License Please Help Support the Project Like these videos? Please consider supporting Pierre, the NS, and our archiving activity by giving a small amount monthly to support our work. Go to noeticsociety.org and "Support the Project" section. Look for the Paypal or other link. We'd love it if you chose to "Make this a monthly donation", as well -- rather than just one-time...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSSAT, pg1, NSDRM, theology-of-plato, proclus, carlo-levi, davinci
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Thanks to Bob Keller for filming, Julie Grabel Postel for producing and funding, and Sean Angier and Lisa Bivens for editing and digitizing from VHS to DVD. http://noeticsociety.org
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Thanks to Bob Keller for filming, Julie Grabel Postel for producing and funding, and Sean Angier and Lisa Bivens for editing and digitizing from VHS to DVD. http://noeticsociety.org
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Dialogue(s): theaetetus Stephanus Pages: 151d-160a Notes: Tape begins with a discussion about three levels of problems in Philosophical Midwifery and Pierre explains that Theaetetus' problem is a Supra-problem - a higher problem for which the origin can be known. Rather than read the section given as homework last time, they read from 151d to 160 (which begins at 21 minutes in). Goal of the session is to see what it takes to bring enough material to the surface to say that ..“a child of your...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, theaetetus, nsbduncan
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Dialogue/Work(s): Theology of Plato, Parmenides Author(s): Proclus, Plato Book(s): 1 Chapter(s): IX & X Topics Covered: referencing points in the Parmenides the reasons for the high rank of the Parmenides the elevation of dialectic over the doxastic method Pierre explaining dialectic as imitating the progression of beings from the One The One, henads and divine beings (Thanks to BillD for recording and StefanR for reviewing, titling, cataloguing, and notes.) More info:...
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Synopsis Pierre gives us an evening of thoughts on Marsilio Ficino, the great/first translator of Plato into Latin, and Ficino's broad understanding of the ancient Greek philosophers, and the alchemists. More Info Pierre Grimes and Philosophical Midwifery The Noetic Society The Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society collection here on archive.org.
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, liber-de-arte-chemica, ficino
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Dialogue(s): parmenides Chapters: plg Sections: 129a 129b 129c 129d 129e 130a 130b Attendees: Pierre, Barbara, David, Regina, Bradley What does Parmenides find so admirable? Is it possible that if they are ideas in the Platonic sense, that everything participates in them? The use of auto Do you put the idea of 'Self' in the class of ideas? (If so, then there is a class of ideas which are not participable.) If the Self could be in a class of participable ideas, then there would be something...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, parmenides, plg
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Dialogue(s): theology-of-plato Chapters: book01;chap11 Attendees: Pierre, Barbara, Regina, JulieH, Eldar, KevinG, JeffS Synopsis Pierre leads our Parmenides morning study group through Chapter 11 of Book 1 of Proclus' Theology of Plato .(*) More Info (*) Proclus' Theology of Plato: We are using for now the Thomas Taylor translation: Volume Eight in the Thomas Taylor series, ISBN-10: 978-1898910-077, as published by Prometheus Trust and available in the UK through them directly , or in the USA...
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Thanks to Bob Keller for filming, Julie Grabel Postel for producing and funding, and Sean Angier and Lisa Bivens for editing and digitizing from VHS to DVD. http://noeticsociety.org
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRS, pg1, tragedy, comedy
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The Anatomy of Dreams: Divisions, Sequences, Conflicts, Symbols, Logos and their Application Thanks to Bob Keller for filming, Julie Grabel Postel for producing and funding, and Sean Angier and Lisa Bivens for editing and digitizing from VHS to DVD. http://noeticsociety.org
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRS, NSDRM, pg1, dreams
Synopsis Sunday afternoon with Pierre. I start recording with a talk Ged is already in the middle of with Pierre. Then we discuss the relevance of the Theaetetus and Midwifery to the talk with Ged. Then we get into the Parmenides with Eldar’s question about Rest and Motion Highlights PMW with Ged on knowledge and understanding Pierre suggests Ged read the Theaetetus and look both at the beginning (about 149a onward) for introducing a potential pregnant party / interlocutor to midwifery, and...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, theaetetus, parmenides, NSPMW
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Synopsis Seventh in Pierre's latest series of Friday night dialogues on Homer's Iliad . We continue working on Book 18, and come closer to seeing how the word auto (Self) is used in Homer's 18th book. At the beginning, before the camera is rolling, Pierre asks us if anyone completed the homework assignment given last Friday. No one has, although Bradley has some notes he took when he tried, and we start from there. Study Materials We read from the Fitzgerald translation of the Iliad. A copy of...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, homer
Synopsis Another wonderful Saturday morning coffee with Pierre. The talk begins with Eldar asking Pierre why dialogue is so powerful? (Eldar was referring to the “light experience” that he had as a direct result of Pierre's dialoguing with him at our previous July 4th gathering .) Then JulieP gets in to the dialogue and the state and what caused it are explored. Later, Bradley explores a recent dream. Dream Text Bradley's Dream - 6 July 2019 Insight and this other company had merged, and...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSSAT, pg1, NSDRM
Synopsis Another fun Wednesday afternoon with Pierre and the gang. Topic highlights are below. Two or three mid-wifings and an attempt at reading part of Thomas Taylor's Book 7, Chapter 40, thanks to Barbara's search for today's discussion. Topic Highlights and Questions from Pierre Eric's has shared a 3-page paper he has written about some insights he has had into PMW, regarding the place of ‘terror’ and ‘anger’ in PMW. The video starts with his discussion with Pierre, since they...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, theology-of-plato, book07, chap40, proclus, thomas-taylor
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Synopsis Three of us explore our latest dreams with Pierre midwifing. Dream Texts Belinda's Dreams Feb 18, 2019 I’m with my family we are all visiting and relating with each other and enjoying each other’s company, where I then preceded to take out a cigarette and start smoking it, the cigarette looks electronic, thin, with two long cylinders with a grove in the middle like a Twix candy. Feb 19, 2019 Everything is the same as in the last dream but this time the cigarette looks fat white...
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Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another session. Today we read Synopsis Another Sunday afternoon with Pierre on Zoom. Highlights Check-in with Regina and Grace on how the reading group is going Cause and Timaeus with Kevin Continuation of discussion with Jed on Socrates’ motive for going along with Glaucon, et al, to Cephalus’ house, on page 1 of Plato’s Republic . with Chris on Providence and DDDAS (Definition, Division, Demonstration, Analysis,...
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Synopsis Four NS members explore their dreams with Pierre midwifing. Pierre invites Don to midwife CathyW, and Brad to midwife Eldar. Question from Pierre, regarding the pathologos scene and all that follows for the rest of our lives (until we examine it): Why is it we imitate those we know are wrong? Dream Texts CathyW's Dream - 1 May 2019 I am with family at a vacation cabin on a mountain — all having a good time — Yoni asks me if I will read to him, I agree. He asks if we can read at the...
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Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another session of study. Lately we've been taking a break from the Parmenides, going through Proclus' Theology of Plato (*) instead, in order to see how Proclus lays out the 14 orders of gods implied in the Parmenides. Today we read Book 6, Chapter2 (pp 397-8) and Genesis. Attendees Pierre, JulieH, Barbara, Regina Notes From Barbara: There was a new chart. It started in a discussion with Julie H. about cause due to the...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, theology-of-plato, old-testament, book06, chap02, genesis, proclus
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Synopsis Belinda and Eldar explore their dreams with Pierre midwifing. Dream Texts Belinda's Dream I am at like this financial building. I am there to get a good amount of money. The man giving me the money comes out, talks to my mom, they go into his office, then come out shortly after. She has a satisfied look on her face. He hands me a check. It is not what I expected. I am upset. My mom tries to talk to me. I have a “I just don't care” attitude, and I just want to accept what I got and...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSDRM, pg1
Synopsis We continue our study of Homer's Iliad , this week jumping forward to Book 23. Pierre asks us to consider why the Greeks stop to participate in games. Why does Homer include this? Why is it necessary to the work? And also: Why at this point (Book 23) in the work? Why not earlier? We look at the first few occurrences of auto (Self) using the list of Self occurrences that Barbara provided for us (forthcoming). Study Materials Fitzgerald Translation : We read from the Fitzgerald...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, book23, homer
Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another session. Today we read Title Pierre’s ‘Parchment’: Proclus, 3 (of the 7) Causes, Difference, and Philosophical Midwifery Synopsis Another Parmenides Study group meeting with Pierre. Pierre asks us that as we read the Balboa paper on Proclus, the First Alcibiades, and the Cratylus, and the 7 causes, do we have a strategy or way of going about doing so? He also has us read a short blurb he wrote on Proclus,...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, commentary-on-alcibiades, alcibiades, cratylus
Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another session. Today we read Synopsis Today we discuss whether Philosophical Midwifery (PMW) can reach the same heights as any religion – or higher. We focus on Buddhism. At the end, Bradley explores a dream with Pierre which deals precisely with this subject. Synchronicity, baby. Highlights Pierre asks folks if they have an idea for what to talk about today. He picks David. David suggests topic: An explanation of the...
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Synopsis On this Wednesday afternoon, JulieH and Regina explore a dream and dream fragment. Jed takes another shot at answering Pierre’s question about what is going on page 1 of the Republic , and why Socrates goes along. Highlights JulieH explores a dream she had this morning, with Pierre midwifing. Jed and Pierre continue to explore page 1 of Book 1 of Plato’s Republic (continued from last Friday ): Why does Socrates stay and go to Cephalos’ house? Dream fragment exploration with...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, republic, book01, NSDRM
Synopsis A Wednesday afternoon group meet with Pierre. Highlights Discussion of Cause and Providence What is a Cause? What is Providence (pronoia in Greek)? The Mind seeing with the Mind ‘Agathos Eidos’: The Beheld Good The Power: the Daimon, bringing about a personal communication with the Higher Eternal There’s a power that understands every single problem, and in every way is trying to help: That’s Providence Barbara’s Dream Exploration Analyzing and answering Jed’s question...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, commentary-on-parmenides, chap5, proclus, NSDRM
Synopsis Another Saturday morning chat with Pierre and members of the NS. We continue reading in Plotinus’ Sixth Ennead, Tractate 2, Chapter 21 (and a little bit of the end of Chapter 20). Highlights 09:58am PDT warm-up: PMW with Regina on insights she is having while reading Plato and Plotinus, and the family pathologos, “Don't think you know so/too much” 10:20 Stanley: Plotinus and meditation 10:22 Kate: reading and being smart in her family 10:25 Barbara on Loeb (grammatical structure)...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSSAT, pg1, enneads, ennead06, plotinus, NSPMW
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Synopsis Pierre leads the NS study group through this first evening in this series on Plato's Charmides . Notes The dialogue never reveals what temperance actually is, Pierre shows that there is a drama happening on top of the dialogue that reveals certain principles that show you what and how to use sophrosune. The principles are never really revealed in this video, perhaps the next one in the series I can gain more insight. Important parts of text first paragraph, “How did you survive the...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, charmides
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Dialogue(s): Parmenides, Republic More info: http://noeticsociety.org
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSSEM, pg1, parmenides, republic
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Original Location https://archive.org/details/20190722NSPRM Usage License CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International License Please Help Support the Project Like these videos? Please consider supporting Pierre, the NS, and our archiving activity by giving a small amount monthly to support our work. Go to noeticsociety.org and the 'Support the Project' section. Look for the Paypal or other link. We'd love it if you chose to 'Make this a monthly donation', as well -- rather than just one-time -- in whatever...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, theology-of-plato, book05, chap26, chap27, chap28, note06, proclus
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Synopsis Three NS members explore our dreams with Pierre on a Friday night. (The scheduled talk on continuing with Book 9 of Homer's Iliad was cancelled as we ran out of time.) Dream Texts JulieH's Dream - Oct 7th (actually the 18th), 2019 I was in England and apparently teaching or was a teacher at a school of some sort and there was a Calendar and there was a note, in a little square box there that said, “On the first day of school, do not ingest a certain thing because it will mix with...
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Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another session. Today we read Book 10, Sections 614-621 Brief Notes From Barbara: We worked on the Myth of Er. The opening quote on the Charts was: Learning is 1. to discover the new and understand it. 2) to recover from an error (or ignorance) remove the effect and go on to gain what was left unknown. Some of the quotes we focused on in this order--all are in the Republic, two versions being used--are p. 529 in the...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, republic, book10
This Friday night was three-part: First, DonB gives us a talk on the latest work he has been doing on the abiding, proceeding, and returning of the Self. Next (starting at about 0:23:15) Pierre has us consider two main uses of the idea of 'Self'. Finally, we get into Homer's Iliad again (Book 23), with the Fitzgerald version, and Barbara's notes on the autos. Study Materials Fitzgerald Translation : We read from the Fitzgerald translation of the Iliad (there are several editions of this, but...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, book23, homer
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Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another session. Today we read Synopsis Pierre midwifes two dreams on this Wednesday afternoon. Highlights dream exploration with Regina dream exploration with ChrisC Dream Texts Regina’s Dream – Mon 16 November 2020 I was at this school. It was like a college a specialized college. Part of it was learning martial arts, becoming ninja. There were older students and masters and younger ones. I learned that there were...
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Dialogue(s): protagoras Sections: 438d,349b,349e,350b,352b,355b,360a [Thanks to Marty and Yoni for videotaping and editing/production, and to StefanR for title and cataloguing info.] More Info Pierre Grimes and Philosophical Midwifery The Noetic Society The Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society collection here on archive.org.
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, nsaops, protagoras
Dialogue(s): alcibiades1 [Thanks to Marty and Yoni for videotaping and editing/production, and to StefanR for title and cataloguing info.] More Info Pierre Grimes and Philosophical Midwifery The Noetic Society The Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society collection here on archive.org.
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, nsaops, alcibiades1, proclus, commentary-first-alcibiades
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Talk given by Pierre Grimes at the Theosophical Society Besant Lodge in Hollywood, California. (4th Thursdays of each month.) After this intro, Pierre explored a dream with BradleyB (which is not currently archived). More info: http://noeticsociety.org
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSBSNT, pg1, dreams, mind
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Dialogue(s): corpus-hermeticum Chapters: book02;book03 Topics Covered Pierre recommends a book by Frances Yates: Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition (ISBN-13: 978-0226950075, ISBN-10: 0226950077 ) Josh and Ingmar go up front to read from Book 3 then Book 2 of The Corpus Hermeticum of Hermes Trismegistus , as translated by our own Juan and Maria Balboa . Juan Balboa himself also recommends/refers to Hermetica, Vol. 1: The Ancient Greek and Latin Writings Which Contain Religious or...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, corpus-hermeticum, hermes-trismegistus
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Dialogue(s): laches Sections: 198b Brief exploration of the Platonic dialogue, "Laches", with Pierre -- especially how some concepts are not explored fully, i.e., are left as open questions, which should lead the reader to find the answers in other Platonic dialogues. Using the text from the Loeb Classical Library, "Plato: Laches, Protagoras, Meno, Euthydemus", W.R.M. Lamb, transl. Pre-discussion (Barbara): How do we understand the statement, 'All men seek the Good' (from...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, laches
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Synopsis For the third week now, we review Book 18 of Homer's Iliad . We are looking over what Achilles' learned from his reflections. Pierre opens by putting up on the board: Could Achilles'reflections just prior to his enlightenment experience have been a factor in that experience? Did that experience resolve his problems? Study Materials We read from the Fitzgerald translation of the Iliad. Barbara's Auto's Document: Barbara has compiled study sheets with lists of the occurrences of the...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, book18, homer
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Synopsis Three NS members unpack the meaning of our dreams sent to us, with Pierre's help as midwife. Dream Texts Eldar's Dream -- Thu 20 Feb 2020 I’m on a soccer field. I’m on the sidelines and I’m communicating with the goal-keeper. I’m just kind of hanging out there. The ball flies past me and hits the corner behind me where two walls meet. The ball bounces off the corner. The corner is outside of the soccer-pitch so technically the ball was out of bounds, but it bounced back into...
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Dialogue(s): parmenides Chapters: plg Sections: 130b 130c 130d 130e Attendees: Pierre, David, Barbara, Regina, Brian, Bradley, JulieP, JeffS picking up from where we left off at the recent seminar.. if our assumption is that the idea of the Self is playing an interesting role in this work, let's see what Parmenides does after Socrates unearths it 130b each one of the ideas appears to possess a self 2 classes of ideas: those that are participatory, and those that are not is Parmenides making a...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, parmenides, plg