Courses

COVID NOTICE: COURSES WILL PROCEED ONLINE-ONLY FOR THE REST OF 2020. IN 2021 WE EXPECT TO RETURN TO FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES IN LONSDALE STREET MELBOURNE, WITH AN ONLINE OPTION FOR ALL CLASSES EXCEPT Platonic Esoteric Geometry WHERE HANDS-ON INSTRUCTION IS ESSENTIAL.

READING PLATO: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY

Curious about philosophy? Let Plato teach you.

Join us reading and discussing the famous dialogues where Socrates stands accused of corrupting the youth of Athens.

  • Six weekly small-group sessions suitable for beginners
  • Read a set passage before the evening talk and discussion
  • All readings from The Last Days of Socrates
    (available for purchase)

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BOOKINGS NOW OPEN FOR CLASS DURING OUR TWILIGHT SESSIONS
online from Tuesday, 10 Nov, 2020, 6:30 – 8pm (Eastern Australian time)

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Platonism and Christianity

Discover just how much Plato and Platonism shaped Christian doctrine

  • Six weekly online lectures
  • Plenty of time for questions and discussion
  • Some knowledge of Plato and/or Christianity recommended but not essential

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BOOKINGS NOW OPEN FOR CLASS DURING OUR TWILIGHT SESSIONS
online from Monday, 9 Nov, 2020, 6:30 – 8pm (Melbourne time)

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PLATO’S REPUBLIC

Find out why this is one of the most famous and influential books in the Western tradition.
Also discover some of its esoteric secrets.

(Not for beginners: take Reading Plato first)

  • Six weekly small-group sessions for continuing students
  • All readings from The Republic (available for purchase)

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This class will ran again in Feb-Mar 2021. Watch this space for details or subscribe to our blog.

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PLATONIC LOVE

Love, sex, booze, rhetoric and winged chariots: reading the Symposium and Phaedrus

(Not for beginners: take Reading Plato first.)

  • Six weekly small-group sessions for continuing students
  • All readings from Symposium and Phaedrus (available for purchase)
  • Course outline available soon

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This class will ran again in Autumn 2021. Watch this space for details or subscribe to our blog.

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PLATONIC ESOTERIC GEOMETRY

(Not for beginners: take Reading Plato first.)

  • Six weekly small-group sessions
  • Compass, rule, paper and all other materials provided

Take this course to:

  • Practice the geometry that informs Plato’s dialogues
  • Get in touch with the universal form of experience through geometric drawing
  • Open your eyes to similarity and self-similarity in nature, art and architecture
  • Learn the ancient art of geometry without the tyranny of scale and without the distraction of numbers or algebra
  • Discover why geometry is the gateway to Platonism.

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This class will ran in Feb-Mar 2021 COVID face-to-face-only in Lonsdale Street Melbourne, restrictions permitting. Watch this space for details or subscribe to our blog.