Evolution, Jung, and Theurgy

Their Role in Modern Neoplatonism

Extended & Illustrated Hypertext Edition*

Bruce MacLennan
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The soul must take the hint from the relics our scientists have so marvelously gathered out of the forgotten past, and from the hint develop a new living utterance.  The spark is from dead wisdom, but the fire is life.
— D. H. Lawrence

  1. Introduction
  2. Evolutionary Neuroethology and the Archetypes
  3. Connections with Neoplatonism
  4. Some Implications for Neoplatonism
  5. Theurgy
  6. Conclusions
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* ©2003, BJ MacLennan. This is an extended and illustrated version of a paper presented in 2003 at a conference of the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies and later published in an anthology, History of Platonism: Plato Redivivus, edited by John Finamore & Robert Berchman (2005).  The original presentation, the published and (unillustrated) extended versions, and related papers are available at my website.
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