Welcome to the Modern Platonist blog. This blog has been set up to point out Platonic principles that are relevant to our life today and to help the inhabitant in our current society realize just how much is wrong with it. In the end, the hope of all Platonists is to follow their teacher (Socrates/Plato) in harmonizing their soul, or their inner chariot, into riding peacefully with the chariots of the Divine. For this reason, philosophy (if we mean by this word what the people who coined it did) is the practice and preparation for death, if death means ultimate union with the Divine.
Many people would, at this point, question why anyone should immerse themselves in such dark subjects, when life in today’s world has enough darkness throughout. My response to that is that you cannot come to the dawn before going through midnight. Platonism is not pessimistic, but entirely optimistic and hopeful. However, you cannot get to hope without realizing that you need it. Platonism offers a way out of the confusion of the world, but you have to understand just exactly how confused the world is in order to want a way out first.
This is my hope, at least in part, to offer a helping arm in our common way out of the cave of this world into the eternal realm of the Forms.
May the light of the stars shine upon your faces,