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Pantheisticon or Socratic Society

Post by Philodim » January 16th, 2020, 6:42 pm

Did anyone read “Pantheisticon or Socratic Society”?
If you have read, what do you think?
The complex metaphysical properties of this subject warrant the discussion of history and philosophy of today and yesterday. The yesterday that led to today, the today that will lead to tomorrow.

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Re: Pantheisticon or Socratic Society

Post by Terrapin Station » January 17th, 2020, 8:04 am

Had to look up what it is--a short book written by John Toland in the early 1700s. Supposedly it's "a sort of liturgic service made up of passages from pagan authors, in imitation of the Church of England liturgy"? That description doesn't exactly make me eager to read it.

Maybe you could give us sort of a book review of it (that would make it sound more attractive)? At least a brief one.

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Re: Pantheisticon or Socratic Society

Post by Terrapin Station » January 17th, 2020, 8:06 am

From Amazon:

"John Toland's Pantheisticon was first published in Latin in 1720 and in eighteenth century English in 1751, this work is both fascinating and seminal. Pantheisticon explores Pantheist beliefs and presents a liturgical model for Pantheist community."

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Re: Pantheisticon or Socratic Society

Post by Philodim » January 17th, 2020, 9:26 am

The 1720 publication of a secret book called “Pantheisticon or Socratic Society”, that was printed and distributed among certain people led to Adam Weishaupt and the “enlightened”.
Were the “Illuminati” truly Illuminated and led humanity on to the better path?
I personally don’t think so.
Some people, I am among them, wonder how was it possible to change so many things in our sosiety in such a short time. From watering down US construction to not following it at all. Louis XVI was guillotined on January 21, 1793 and French Revolution was the first fruit of the Illuminated. After the revolution, French Illuminati had a perfect constitution in front of them (written by the American Masons, (many believe that Illuminati were Masons, not true)), why not to take advantage??
I personally believe that from that moment, 300 years ago a movement started which I can only describe by the modern world as “the left”.
The Left that gave rise to anarchism, socialism, communism and fascism.
From the beginning Illuminati declared Utopian plan of universal kindness in a state of liberty and equality, universal citizenship, freedom from religion (the rooting out of Christianity, and the introduction of Atheism, or a philosophical Chimera which they were to call Religion). The religion was transformed to atheism, the decency to dissoluteness, and loyalty to rebellion.
The aim was to make the human race without any distinction of nation, condition, or profession, one good and happy family and the Government of Morality (to be estimated by their own scale, and themselves).
Moreover, on the top of rooting out all religion and ordinary morality, the left vowed to break the bonds of domestic life, by destroying the veneration for marriage-vows, and by taking the education of children out of the hands of the parents (This was written before the French Revolution).
And what was the first step?.. — the depravation of manners.....

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Re: Pantheisticon or Socratic Society

Post by Terrapin Station » January 18th, 2020, 4:14 pm

The illuminati?

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Re: Pantheisticon or Socratic Society

Post by h_k_s » January 23rd, 2020, 10:31 am

Philodim wrote:
January 16th, 2020, 6:42 pm
Did anyone read “Pantheisticon or Socratic Society”?
If you have read, what do you think?
The complex metaphysical properties of this subject warrant the discussion of history and philosophy of today and yesterday. The yesterday that led to today, the today that will lead to tomorrow.
I presume this is the book you are talking about:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/john-toland/pa ... 07195.html

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Re: Pantheisticon or Socratic Society

Post by Philodim » January 23rd, 2020, 11:11 am

Yes, it’s also available on as a pdf for free.
There’s also a book that explains some of what I talk about.
“Proofs of a conspiracy against all the religions and governments of Europe, carried on in the secret meetings of Free masons, Illuminati and reading societies, collected from good authorities”
by Robison, John, 1739-1805
Available at archive-org

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