In the Dark Places of Wisdom

In the Dark Places of Wisdom

by Peter Kingsley


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A set of ancient inscriptions on marble found 40 years ago in southern Italy, recording details so bewildering that scholars have kept silent about them ... Sensational new information about a group of ancient philosophers who were so intensely practical that, two and a half thousand years ago, they shaped our existence and the world we live in ... These are just two ingredients of this extraordinary book, which uncovers an astonishing reality right at the origins of the Western world. Written by a highly-acclaimed contemporary historian and expert in the field, it provides dramatic new evidence about one of the most important of ancient philosophers, Parmenides-and revolutionizes our un-derstanding of the history of religion, of the origins of philosophy, and of Western culture as a whole.

Author Biography: A former Fellow of the Warburg Institute in London, Dr. Kingsley has had a highly distinguished career as a researcher and scholar, and is presently an honorary professor of Humanities at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia as well as an honorary professor of Philosophy at the University of New Mexico. He is a well-known authority in pre-Socratic philosophy and lectures widely at universities and colleges across North America on ancient mysticism AUTHOR: Kingsley, Peter

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ISBN-13: 9781890350017
Publisher: The Golden Sufi Center
Publication date: 12/01/1999
Pages: 255
Sales rank: 390,364
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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David Appelbaum

A very important book that at last brings the past to life and true relevance again -- a pioneering effort in recovering the origins of our humanity.

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