Concerning Prayer: A Platonic Perspective

Proclus, Iamblichus and Hierocles

Selected texts on prayer from Middle and Late Platonist authors, translated by Thomas Taylor. With thanks to The Prometheus Trust for their kind permission to republish.

“For our endeavour appears to be similar to a hand extended to the reception of things beautiful; but that which is imparted by Divinity is the supplier and the fountain of the gift of good. And the former, indeed, is naturally adapted to discover things beautiful; but the latter to unfold them to him by whom they are rightly explored.”

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