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anagoge  Term Image (αναγωγη) Script Image
(Language:  Greek)
Alternate Spellings:
Short Description: ascent, elevation, bringing up
Long Description: ascent, elevation, bringing up; the approach to the divine realm by means of purifications ( katharmoi), initiations ( teletai), the Platonic dialectic and allegorical exegesis, contemplation ( theoria) and the ineffable sacred rites employed in theurgy; it is prefigured by the sacred way which the initiates of mysteries ( mustai) walk, the path to the mountain ( oreibasia); typological analogies of the Neoplatonic ascent to the divine may be seen in the Pyramid Texts and the accounts of mi’raj of the Prophet Muhammad in the later Islamic tradition.
Source(s): The Golden Chain: An Anthology of Platonic and Pythagorean Philosophy, by Dr. Algis Uždavinys
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms