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hieratike techne  Term Image (ιερατικη τεχνη) Script Image
(Language:  Greek)
Alternate Spellings:
Short Description: namely the priestly art
Long Description: sacred art, hieratic art, namely the priestly art, theurgy, accomplished by the gods themselves through different degrees of initiation, transformation, elevation ( anagoge) and ineffable mystagogy; it represents the ascending path to the unification with the One through the scientific training ( agoge epistemonike) on certain henadic qualities, ontological symbols, sacred rites, divine names and theurgic powers; according to Proclus: ‘the theurgists established their sacred knowledge after observing that all things were in all things from the sympathy that exists between all phenomena and between them and their invisible causes, and being amazed that they saw the lowest things in the highest and the highest in the lowest’ ( Hier.Art 148).
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