∼ Platonic Philosophy ∼

Platonism ∼ the name we give the teaching of spiritual principles, expertly unfolded in ancient Athens by Plato, that later lays the foundations for all genuine Western philosophy and spirituality.

Platonism ∼ the conviction that philosophy is a way of life. Further, a way of life that possesses (1) a contemplative aspect, which is striving to perceive the eternal principles and divine Forms that make up the reality behind the apparently changing processes of the world around us, and (2) a practical aspect, which is learning to align our life and morality according to that vision of eternal reality.