THE MYTH OF ER

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The Myth of Er

PLATO’S REPUBLIC: BOOK Ι, 614b – AN UNCONVENTIONAL INTERPRETATION OF THE FIRST OUT-OF-BODY EXPERIENCE

 

George Charalampidis

 

Akakia Publications, 2017
278 p.
ISBN 978-1911-3526-86
Price € 16,00

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The Myth of Er is the epilogue of Plato’s Republic. It could be considered as an independent text that refers to the greatest philosophical question of all times.

  • Where does our soul go when we die and where does it come from when we are born?

Socrates in order to give an answer that would lead to a safe conclusion connects the journey of our soul to the function of our planetary system and tries to analyze the following sacramental but also scientific issues.

  • What is the difference between a developed soul and a developed mind?
  • Why is the cultivation of virtues necessary?
  • Which are the three roads of Hades and their connection to the “Van Allen belts” ?
  • How are the penalties and rewards to our soul defined?
  • Where is Tartarus?
  • What does the spindle of necessity symbolize?
  • How are space time and the “Cuiper belt” connected?
  • What does the existence of Sirens and the three fates mean?
  • What is the procedure our incarnation?
  • What contract do we sign before we reincarnate on planet earth?
  • Which is the role of free will?
  • What does the mystery of the Dionysial theatre symbolize?
  • What difference is there between reincarnation and metempsychosis?
  • What is Socrates’ genius or our guardian angel?

 

  • Finally, how can we save our soul?

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