Hand, Robert – Ancient Neoplatonism & Astrology

Someone once said to me, “Neoplatonism is not part of the Western Mystery Tradition. It is the Western Mystery Tradition!” Two of the greatest Neoplatonists, Plotinus (c. 204/5 – 270 C.E.) and Iamblichos (c. 245 – c. 325 C.E.), have much to say about astrology. What they had to say has a good deal of bearing on the practice of modern astrology. This lecture will discuss their ideas and what bearing they may have on our practice today.