Synopses & Reviews
This is the first book to analyze systematically crucial aspects of ancient Greek philosophy in their original context of mystery, religion, and magic. The author brings to light recently uncovered evidence about ancient Pythagoreanism and its influence on Plato, and reconstructs the fascinating esoteric transmission of Pythagorean ideas from the Greek West down to the alchemists and magicians of Egypt, and from there into the world of Islam.
"Adventurous....Driven by both passion and careful sifting of evidence, it will waken many from their dogmatic slumbers. Strongly recommended for university and college libraries."--Choice