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Life and teaching of Iamblichus

Iamblichus : Biography

lamblichus was born in Syria and lived from ca. 250 to 325 A.D. His book On the Mysteries is in the form of a reply by a certain Abammon to a letter by Porphyry addressed 'To Anebo' and is a defence of ritualistic magic or theurgy. Iamblichus' presentation of Neoplatonism fell far below the high teaching of Plotintis and incorporated much popular superstition.

Source : S. Abhayananda, History of Mysticism

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