The Metaphysics of Non-being

Metaphysics of Being Thomas Aquinas developed a comprehensive metaphysics of Being by integrating Philosophy, predominantly via Aristotle. Plato and Plotinus entered into his system indirectly as mediated by Dionysius the Areopagite and Augustine. As such, Scholasticism is consistent with Traditional metaphysics. Of course, by Being, the Scholastics meant much more … Continue reading

John of the Cross and Rumi

From Persian Traditions in Spain by Michael McClain: Thus it is perfectly clear how near is St. John of the Cross in his mystical vocabulary (allowing for language differences, of course) and poetic style, i.e., imagery, metaphors, symbolism, even to some extent versification techniques, to the Persian Sufis.  One may … Continue reading

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