Plato is a philosopher and author who supposedly lived from 427 bc until 347 bc, whose texts were invented by the Medici's (Marsilio Ficino) to revive the Hermetic tradition. He supposedly founded an academy in the north of Athens in 387 bc (close to Eleusis, where people were initiated into the Eleusinian Mysteries), where he taught students like Aristotle, until Roman Emperor Lucius Sulla conquered Athens. The theory of forms (the material world as imperfect variations on idea's that exist in a perfect, absolut realm) and concept of a Demiurge existed already in gnosticism of fi Valentinus and influenced Christian authors like Augustine of Hippo, Albertus Magnus and Meister Eckhart.

The cult of Mercury (Thoth) held mathematics in high esteem as it described the ideal world of forms. Mercury is also the god of communication and verbal wit.

The texts attributed to Plato are written in the form of dialogues (dialectic method of reasoning). The ideal state is described in Laws and the Republic. The Timaeus text is a dialogue between Socrates, Timaeus and Critias, that describes Atlantis and its destruction by the flood. Other texts attributed to Plato are Symposium, Phaedo ('On the Soul', knowledge as unaccesible to mortals), Phaedrus, Cratylus, Parmenides (dialogue with Zeno of Elea),..

Socrates is also mentioned in the works of Xenophon. In myths Aristotle was said to be the teacher of Alexander the Great.

History of the Plato myth

The theory of forms survived in Persia and its islamic culture. In kabbalism the 4 kabbalistic worlds correspond to the 4 elements and 4 letters of YHVH.

The allegory of the cave (like the dome, symbol of womb of mother goddess) was influential in gnosticism. Plotinus, who lived in Egypt, wrote The Enneads. His student Porphyry and his student Iamblichus wrote a fictional biography of Pythagoras.

The Catholic Church had waged war against the gnostic Cathars, who were influenced by the jewish kabbalists of South France, like Isaac the Blind. Platonism was taught at the School of Chartres, connected to Cathedral of Chartres (built with knowledge of sacred geometry).

In 1433 Cosimo de Medici ordered Ambrogio Traversari to translate the work of unreliable author Diogenes Laertius into Latin.

In 1450 the printing revolution started in Germany with the press of Johannes Gutenberg printing the Gutenberg bible. In 1453 the Ottomans conquered Constantinople (Byzantium) of the Palaiologos dynasty (double headed eagle emblem). John Argyropoulos translated Greek texts into Latin and moved to Italy where he taught German kabbalist Johann Reuchlin, Leonardo da Vinci, Pietro and Lorenzo Medici.

In 1462 Cosimo de Medici (cult of Mercury) created an academy in Florence and ordered Marsilio Ficino to write texts in Latin. Ficino was the teacher of Lorenzo de Medici, Angelo Poliziano, Francesco Cattani da Diacetto and Giovanni Pico della Mirandola. In 1469 he wrote Platonic Theology about the immortality of the soul. He coined the term Platonic Love (Greece was ruled by an elite of pedophiles). In 1471 he published Corpus Hermeticum, 17 Greek texts also written as dialogues, which influenced Giordano Bruno and Robert Fludd.

In 1493 his supposed cousin Speusippos and academy teacher Carneades were depicted in the Chronicle of Nuremberg. Speusippos, Plato's student Theophrastus and Plato's successor Xenocrates are only mentioned in the copied texts of unreliable author Diogenes Laertius. No writings are known of teacher Arcesilaus. Arcesilaus is mentioned in the writings of Timon of Phlius, but they are also just reconstructions of lost documents. No writings are known of teacher Carneades, everything about him is derived from pupil Clitomachus who also did not leave writings. Plato supposedly was influenced by Heraclitus but he left no writings and everything about him is derived from Plato's texts.

A mosaic found in Pompeii was interpreted as a depiction of Plato's Academy.

In 1509 Rafael painted the School of Athens in the Vatican Palace of the Catholic Church with Plato (based on homosexual Leonardo da Vinci, who taught Rafael drawing in perspective), carrying a copy of Timaeus and Aristotle making the Hermetic sign As Above So Below. It also includes Giovanni Bazzi (nicknamed 'the sodomite'), Zoroaster, Ptolemy, Pythagoras, Archimedes, Euclid (holding a square, based on Bramante), Heraclitus (based on Michelangelo) and the skeptics Arcesilaus, Carneades, Pythodorus,.. It also depicts statues of Apollo and Athena.

Aristotle holds a copy of Nicomachean Ethics. The painting was commissioned by pope Julius II (Giuliano della Rovere), who also ordered the fresco's of Michelangelo at the Sistine Chapel. Julius II helped creating the Vatican Museum and rebuilding St Peter's in Rome (financed by the scam of selling indulgences) and also restoring the power of the Medici's in Florence during the Italian Wars.

The Platonic solids (geometric figures corresponding to elements) were discussed in Divina Proportione of Luca Pacioli, illustrated by Da Vinci. Da Vinci also painted Jerome, the supposed author of the Bible, a text invented by the Catholic Church in the same period, who also described a flood.

In 1525 the Medici's (pope Clement VII) built the Laurentian library at the Basilico de San Lorenzo in Florence with manuscripts of Diogenes Laertius, used as evidence of existence of Plato and his school.

In 1540 Michael Coxie painted the allegory of the cave as court painter of Charles V Habsburg.

The master-craftsman (Great Architect of the Universe) became a theme in freemasonry.

In the modern era texts attributed to Plotinus and Proclus were labelled neo-Platonists. The only information about Plotinus and his teacher Ammonius Sakkas comes from the texts of Porphyry.

The death of Socrates was the subject of a painting of neo-classicist Jean-Jacques Louis David.

Henry More coined the term 'fourth dimension' and started a Platonist movement at Cambridge University.

George Grote (University of London) wrote Plato and Other Companions of Socrates and Plato's Doctrine Respecting the Rotation of Earth.

Plato translator FM Cornford married the granddaughter of Charles Darwin. Friedrich Nietzsche wrote about Plato in Twilight of the Idols.

Plato was discussed in Bertrand Russell's History of Western Philosophy. His teacher Alfred North Whitehead called western philosophy a footnote to Plato.

John D Turner translated the Nag Hammadi library and wrote Sethian Gnosticism and the Platonic Tradition. Manuscripts of Plato's text are kept in the Sackler Library of Oxford, which originated in the collection of mason Elias Ashmole.

Graham Hancock uses the Timaeus of Plato to spread disinfo about Atlantis.

Gnostic and Platonic themes are found in the work of Philip K Dick.

References to the One, the allegory of the cave and the oracle of Apollo in Delphi were used in gnostic movie The Matrix of Warner Bros with Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne and Carrie-Anne Moss.


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