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dunamis  Term Image (δυναμις) Script Image
(Language:  Greek)
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Short Description: power, capacity
Long Description: power, capacity; Aristotle regards dunamis as one of his fundamental principles ( archai); Plotinus describes the One as the seminal power of all things ( dunamis panton: Enn.III.8.10.1); a net of divine powers in their descending and ascending order is a net of theophanies: in this respect dunamis is analogous to the ancient Egyptian sekhem; the powers of the divine Intellect and Soul appear to be present at every part of the cosmos, but physical world (and the human body) is unable to receive the full power of incorporeal Reality; dunameis sometimes may be equated with the daimonic forces.
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