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Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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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
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(Dreamwork). 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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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
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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): 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...
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Dialogue(s): parmenides Chapters: hyp3;hyp2 Sections: 157a 142b 142c 142d Attendees: Pierre, Barbara, David, Regina, JulieH, Eldar, Yoni, JeffS Basic Topics Discussed: - "The Logos Unfolds the Nature of the Self" - "Following the Trail of the Logos" - 142c "whereas our present hypothesis is not Self .. - Aristoteles' understanding is pretty sharp   - he knows that if the One Is, that automatically means participation in Ousia   - but he does have a problem with...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, parmenides, hyp3, hyp2
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Text of dreams: Jeff: 4/14/2017 My ma is walking out in the road in the sunlight. She's approaching me. I'm up on the sidewalk, so she's approaching me at a tangent as we're walking along. She just says, "I'll be dead within two weeks." I remember her having said it before already (maybe from an earlier scene?), and I'm wondering why she has repeated it. But as the reality of what she's saying hits me, I get a brief pang of anxiety and that wakes me up. Sean: Tuesday 4.4.2017 at...
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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...
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Pierre starts out by putting a question on the board: What follows if throughout the cosmos each solar system within each galaxy has a unique beginning middle and end?  Then does each reflect its own stage of development? because if so then what is the sum of all that development? Could it be just one name? The Logos. If a certain stage of development allows interconnectedness then... At about 9:10, Belinda looks at one of her dreams with Pierre (cut out and available separately here ). Some...
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Pierre guides participants in understanding the depth of Achilles’ problem and seeing how the Achaians judge the reasoning (the arguments, the logos) that each of them give in response to one another. Opening Questions What can we learn in Book 9? Why is Book 9 there? How do they (the Achaians) understand Achilles’ problem? What do they offer to get him (Achilles) back into his combat or overcome his problem? (Singularly important) How do these men judge one anothers’ plans and...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, nsaops, iliad, homer
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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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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
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRS, pg1, the-one
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 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
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 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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Pierre's video response to a set of questions from Adina via email: By what means / methods can we understand Enlightenment, our problems and experiences? What is the role of dreams? How can they be understood? Why is it important not to interpret them? What is the role of reflection? What is Ousia & the Logos? What is the meaning of Life? What is the Self? What is the Nature of Ultimate Reality? Does the Self need a Soul? Why is turning to the Self practical ? What is the function of True...
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Dialogue(s): parmenides Chapters: hyp4;hyp8 Sections: 158c (P19-P21), 164c-165b (P8-P17) Attendees: Pierre, Barbara, David, JulieH, Eldar Re-reading hyp4: 158c (P19-P21) to compare with hyp8 regarding infinite multitude Then hyp8, starting with P8 (164c) Infinite multitude, both in 4 & 8, but going to different conclusions Sudden appearance, here, like a dream Does it help to come to a general idea of what each of these hypotheses can represent, so that then you can use the idea once you...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, parmenides, hyp4, hyp8
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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...
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Dialogue(s): parmenides Chapters: hyp4 Sections: 157b-159b Attendees: Pierre, Barbara, David, Regina, Eldar Synopsis: Our Parmenides study group continues on once again into the fourth hypothesis. Pierre extends his diagram from yesterday , but only at the bottom.  We read through the entirety of the hypothesis, focusing on several sections. The most work is put into P15 (top of 158b) by virtue of its importance but also ambiguity and multiple interpretations in the original Greek. Notes:...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, parmenides, hyp4
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 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 4, Chapter 1.  At the end of the session we speak a little about Book 5 Ch. 1 and Ch. 5 Attendees Pierre, Barbara, JulieH, Regina Technical Issues Chart is missing from today's talk. More...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, theology-of-plato, book04, chap01, proclus, materials-missing,...
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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 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 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...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSSAT, pg1, NSDRM
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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...
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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
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
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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...
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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...
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Sections: Dream Explorations: Barbara, Regina, JeffS Synopsis Barbara, Regina, and JeffS explore their dreams with Pierre this Saturday. Afterwards we finished the morning by chatting informally . Dream Texts Barbara's dream Sept-1-2018 Three parts to the dream that I have. It went on for hours. I’d wake up in it, go back to sleep, then wake up again in it. It seemed to be shouting at me. I wouldn’t record it until finally I said to myself. “Record it! “It’s shouting at you!” One...
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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...
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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...
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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 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
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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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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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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 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, Chapter 11. No chart today, though we referred to the chart of the Gods , the printed hierarchy as opposed to Pierre's drawn one (i.e., diagram 1). Attendees Pierre, Barbara, JulieH,...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, theology-of-plato, book06, chap11, 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
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
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
Dialogue(s): commentary-on-platos-parmenides Sections: 1009,732-734 [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.
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Dialogue(s): odyssey [my splintered notes. mostly, Pierre just rips it when he compares an enlightenment experience to receiving a pathologos. who could have seen that coming? -JAS] Julie P brought in un-sold copies of Roger Sworder's book, "Homer on Immortality". Ficcino: platonism was the proof of christianity he sees homer as a religion, which is what it is why homer doesn't acknowledge a soul dc's question about the homeric soul 4:30/5:00 if one dies, empty shadow dc: what am i...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSSAT, pg1, odyssey, homer, midwifery, death, soul
[Audio only for this Saturday: I was just too low energy to manage video today.] 0:00:30 Discussion of Barbara's recent translating of Proposition 7 of Proclus' Elements of Theology ("Every productive cause is superior to that which it produces.") 0:09:00 Pierre announces that he has gotten a job training clinical psychologists in treating addiction using his philosophical midwifery 0:19:45 JeffS explores a dream with Pierre (2-19-2018 JeffS)These ideas come in triplets. And each...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSSAT, pg1, NSDRM
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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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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...
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The "Betrayal of Philosophy" weekend seminar held August 6-7, 2016. 5 Sessions. Sarah W and Oralia B-R are working currently on adding tagging and notes which will show up in this section once they are finished. Stay tuned! (Thank you, Sarah and Oralia!) See also the PDF of the announcement, and the JPEG images of the board. Behold! http://noeticsociety.org
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSSEM, pg1
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music pierre's early discovery of oriental literature and a bookstore in NYC that carried it war stories st johns work money / gold standard, people who know how to play the game, johns hopkins international money program, hillary clinton revolving door with her grants, gold, how is money made, produced, manipulated? next time: phaedo does the soul have self?
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Regina exploring a dream with Pierre on a Saturday morning gathering at David's. Transcription of her dream is in the 'Download Options' menu on this page, under 'PDF'. More info: http://noeticsociety.org
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSDRM, pg1
Synopsis On a Friday night we continue to look into the 7 causes (detailed in the Balboa document ), and how to approach understanding them. We look at ‘Cause’ in Plato’s Timaeus . Highlights Niko asks a queston about the Cratylus regarding the shuttle Pierre asks: What is the approach you are using to make sense of these 7 causes: what they are and how Plato uses them? What is your method? Eldar, Barbara, Regina, Philly, Sean, and Jed are all asked how they approach understanding the...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, timaeus, cratylus, commentary-on-alcibiades, proclus
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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...
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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":...
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Attendees Pierre, Regina, Barbara, JulieH, Eldar, KevinG, JeffS, SteveD Synopsis Another lovely Saturday morning coffee with Pierre -- this one out in Regina's back yard. Time-table 0:00:30 Pierre dialogues with Regina about her family game 0:20:50 Barbara's two dreams from that morning 1:01:30 Dialogue with KevinG to help him think through a life problem he is facing 2:02:04 JeffS's dream, 9 umbrellas (after everyone has read it) Dream Texts Barbara's Dreams Dream 1 - Saturday, September 8,...
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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:...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, parmenides, proclus, theology-of-plato, book1, chap9, chap10,...
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Dialogue(s): parmenides Chapters: hyp9 Attendees: Working from Plato's Parmenides: The Juan and Maria Balboa Translation More info: http://noeticsociety.org/psg Image, Crop Circles 27 , courtesy Le Petit Poulailler on Flickr , CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
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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
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...
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Dialogue(s): theology-of-plato Chapters: book01;chap18 Attendees: Pierre, Barbara, Regina, JulieH, Eldar Synopsis Pierre leads the NS Parmenides morning study group through chapter 18 of book 1 of Proclus' Theology of Plato (*). The basic 3 things Proclus is covering here are the 1. Self-sufficiency, 2. Immutability, and 3. Sameness of subsistence of the Gods. Highlights Plato and Proclus: Reasoning on Causes: What are the conditions necessary for a cause? (We moderns don't reason this way.)...
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Searches through the platonic and neo-platonic texts for a particular word or words, and Greek translation issues and snippets to help us in our study. List: 2017-07-21 Barbara: Logos in Parmenides Citations Only 2017-08-04 Barbara: Vocabulary of Dialectic on Providence More info: Pierre Grimes The Noetic Society (http://noeticsociety.org) Parmenides Morning Study Group Our main collection page here at archive.org
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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
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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?...
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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
Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another session. Today we read Synopsis Pierre continues to walk us through (‘DDDAS’) and now also the 24 categories of the Parmenidean / Proclean dialectic, in Book 5 of Proclus’ Commentary on Plato’s Parmenides , all ostensibly with an eye to what is going on in Plato’s dialogue, Lysis . Highlights Why is Socrates continuing through a formal talk with Menexenus, when it is obvious he is not following? Why is...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, lysis, commentary-on-parmenides, book05, proclus
Synopsis In this Saturday informal coffee with Pierre, we continue with last night's exploration of Book 01 of Homer's Iliad , focusing on line 218 of the Balboa translation , and what the repercussions are for that phrase, 'whoever shall be persuaded..' when 'Self' is properly included/translated. Later we explore dreams from Eldar, Barbara, and JulieH. Dream Texts Eldar's Dream March 1, 2019 There was a guitar lesson going on. Pierre was teaching it. I came up to the front to help him or to...
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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