Friday, October 14, 2005

Apollonius Of Tyana

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Book: Apollonius Of Tyana by George Robert Stowe Mead

Apollonius of Tyana was a Greek Pythagorean philosopher and teacher. He hailed from the town of Tyana in the Roman province of Cappadocia in Asia Minor. He was roughly a contemporary of Jesus. At the age of 20 Apollonius began a five year silence, after the completion of this term of silence he traveled to Mesopotamia and Iran. After his death his name remained famous among Philosophers and occultists. To the student of the origins of Christianity there is naturally no period of Western history of greater interest and importance than the first century of our era; and yet how little comparatively is known about it of a really definite and reliable nature. If it be a subject of lasting regret that no non-Christian writer of the first century had sufficient intuition of the future to record even a line of information concerning the birth and growth of what was to be the religion of the Western world, equally disappointing is it to find so little definite information of the general social and religious conditions of the time.

Apollonius of Tyana had the myth and ambiance about him equal to and perhaps even approaching the level the other Jewish sage - Jesus of Nazareth. The reason Apollonius is important is because he is not as much talked about and discussed. He remained much of a mystery. He never managed to become a "son of God" or get crucified. He is not the subject of countless of movies and musicals and around Christmas time his name is not a household word. Exactly for this reason he is talked about for his message as a philosopher and not trivialized and commercialized to ad naseum. Apollonius remained a mystery man for his abilities and power to transcend much of the material world and to reach God's Consciousness. Apollonius was of course; attacked later much the same way the author and his Theosophical Society was attacked and called a charlatan. Read this book and decide yourself.

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