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eikon  Term Image (εικων) Script Image
(Language:  Greek)
Alternate Spellings:
Short Description: image, icon
Long Description: image, icon; a mirror-image as a direct representation of its paradeigma; for Plotinus and other Neoplatonists, the sensible world is an image of the noetic world and time is an image of eternity (Enn.III.7.11), therefore the lower realities may be contemplated in ascending hierarchy as images, or traces, of the higher paradigms; Proclus makes distinction between an eikon and a sumbolon: the Pythagoreans, before revealing directly the truths of their doctrine, present eikones of reality ( In Tim.1.29.31ff).
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