Hypatia was the most famous female spiritual teacher of ancient Alexandria. The mix of classical philosophies she taught to Pagans, Jews, and Christians in the fourth century forms the very foundation of Western magic and mysticism as we know it today.
The Wisdom of Hypatia offers a progressive, nine-month program based on the teachings of this inspiring Pagan Neoplatonic philosopher. Discover how to bring purpose, tranquility, and spiritual depth to your life through exercises and techniques divided into three stages of wisdom: Epicureanism, Stoicism, and Neoplatonism. This virtual course in philosophy, well-being, and divine union is an essential and practical introduction to the ancient wisdom of the West.
As a pagan, I have always been interested in ancient times. Hearing that this book was not only based on classical philosophy, but also a woman philosopher I became very much intrigued.
This book takes you on a 9 month journey into yourself through the use of ancient wisdom. One thing that I liked was that you could read or work through the exercises as quickly or slowly as you would like. So even though it says 9 month, it could be as short or as long as you need it to be.
You work through it at your own pace and I certainly did. Being as I only had a short time to work through this book for review purposes, I had to move much more quickly then I would have liked. However, I will definitely be buying this book when it is released so that I can fully and properly work through the exercises so that I can reap the complete benefits.
What I was able to do of the exercises were truly incredible. I can’t believe that more people don’t know these techniques that were taught so many thousands of years ago. She was definitely ahead of her time.
Disclaimer: I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any form of compensation.