Plato’s Unwritten Doctrine and Christianity, pt. 3: The Secret Tradition

By December 4, 2016

Since I’m going to be referencing the Christian secret tradition a lot in these posts, I wanted to list out the post I did on this topic a couple of summer’s ago.  I’d wanted to put these together anyway.

Clement of Alexandria declared, “The Lord after his resurrection imparted knowledge to James the Just and to John and Peter, and they imparted it to the rest of the apostles, and the rest of the apostles to the seventy, of whom Barnabas was one.”

Introduction

Clement’s letter to Theodore

The debate over the the letter to Theodore

Evidence of a ritual

Judeo-Christian Apocalypses

The Greek Mysteries

Plato

The Disciplina Arcani

Theurgy

Joseph Smith

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  1. […] an addendum to my secret tradition posts, I recently came across something interesting related to Plato and the Greek mysteries.  In my […]

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  2. […] Why make such an allusion?  I?ll hypothesize about that more in later posts, but at the very least it seems to be an endorsement for Plato?s concept of not writing down the highest truths and for only teaching those truths orally. […]

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