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hierophantes  Term Image ((ιεροφαντης) Script Image
(Language:  Greek)
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Short Description: he who shows sacred things
Long Description: hierophant, priest of Eleusis, he who shows sacred things; since the language of mysteries were employed by Plato and the later Platonists, philosophy is often regarded in terms of a mystery initiation, and a true philosopher or a spiritual leader of hairesis is equated to the hierophant of mysteries.;
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