∼ Platonic Philosophy ∼

Platonism ∼ the spiritual principles and practices expertly developed in the teachings of Plato and in the teachings of those ancient and modern scholars following in his enduring tradition, the principles and practices which later lays the foundations for all the deepest philosophies and rigorous spiritualities of the Western and Near-Eastern spiritual traditions.

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.