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Longing For Wisdom: The Message Of The Maxims

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Know yourself. Nothing in excess. Give a pledge and ruin is near. These are the words inscribed on a stele just outside the Temple of Apollo at Delphi. Stunning in their simplicity, these Maxims have survived the test of time. Even today, they cause the reader to pause and think about what such short, poignant phrases mean. For those who study Hellenic Polytheism, either i ...more
Paperback, 154 pages
Published June 27th 2008 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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While reading this book, I went back and forth a lot as far as my opinions towards it. It was a roller coaster of appreciation and love for the words written, followed by an abrupt, harsh distaste - and sometimes anger - for the ideas being presented. I even wrote a fairly lengthy, scathing review before I wrote this one; some of it I will likely copy and paste here, but not all.

The process of me reading the book mostly went like this:
-Begin to read a section
-Be mildly interested or bemused by t
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