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hieros logos  Term Image (ιερος λογος) Script Image
(Language:  Greek)
Alternate Spellings:
Short Description: sacred tale, sacred word or book
Long Description: sacred tale, sacred word or book (e.g. possessed by the initiation priests of Dionysus and Pythagoreans); there were logoi (accounts, explanations) within practical mysteries and additional logoi adduced from outside; they were both exoteric and esoteric, about the mysteries and within the mysteries, developed on three different hermeneutical levels: those of myth, allegory, and metaphysics.
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