ihavenohonor:

A 17th century depiction of the Rosicrucian concept of the Tree of Pansophia

ihavenohonor:

A 17th century depiction of the Rosicrucian concept of the Tree of Pansophia

Loneliness doesn’t come from having no one around you, but from being unable to communicate the things that are important to you.
An erastes while he is wooing to an eromenos, as usually it was accustomed in Athens’ palaestras. 

An erastes while he is wooing to an eromenos, as usually it was accustomed in Athens’ palaestras. 

Chaos.Tarsia lignea del coro della Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore in Bergamo, opera di Giovan Francesco Capoferri su disegno di Lorenzo Lotto.

Chaos.
Tarsia lignea del coro della Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore in Bergamo, opera di Giovan Francesco Capoferri su disegno di Lorenzo Lotto.

«¿Qué otra razón podría darse de que el heliotropo siga el movimiento del sol y el selenotropo el de la luna, haciendo cortejo, en la medida de su poder, a los luminares del mundo? Pues, en verdad, toda cosa hace oración según el rango que ocupa en la naturaleza y canta la alabanza del elemento principal de la serie divina a que ella pertenece, ya sea una alabanza espiritual, racional, física o sensible; pues el heliotropo se mueve en la medida en que es libre de moverse y, si pudiésemos oír el sonido del aire producido por su movimiento de giro, nos daríamos cuenta de que se trata de un himno a su rey, tal como puede cantarlo una planta»

"Every good tends to unify what participates it; and all unification is a good; and the Good is identical with the One"

For if it belongs to the Good to conserve all that exists (and it is for no other reason that all things desire it); and if -likewise that which conserves and holds together the being of each several thing is unity (since by unity each is maintained in being, but by dispersion displaced from existence): then the Good, wherever it is present, makes the participant one, and holds its being together in virtue of this unification.

And secondly, if it belongs to unity to bring and keep each thing together, by its presence it makes each thing complete. In this way, then, the state of unification is good for all things.

But again, if unification is in itself good, and all good tends to create unity, then the Good unqualified and the One unqualified merge in a single principle, a principle which makes things one and in doing so makes them good. Hence it is that things which in
some fashion have fallen away from their good are at the same stroke deprived of participation of unity; and in like manner things which have lost their portion in unity, being infected with division, are deprived of their good.

Goodness, then, is unification, and unification goodness; the Good is one, and the One is primal good.