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Iamblichus AKA Iamblichus Chalcidensis AKA Iamblichus of Apamea AKA "He is king"

Syria / Greece 245 – 325 CE

Comments: early Platonist, after Plotinus ; Ancients; Neoplatonism; Gnostic; Qabalist; Robert Fludd agreed with Iamblichus over Porphyry that Astrology was insufficient to discover one's Holy Guardian Angel, that one needed to advance beyond the physical world markers to the Intelligences of the Planets (see Higher Authority than mere scientific knowledge); didn't understand the hieroglyphs of the Egyptians;

Author: The Theology of Arithmetic : on the Mystical, Mathematical and Cosmological Symbolism of the First Ten Numbers *; De Mysteriis Aegyptiorum (On the Egyptian Mysteries); Collection of Pythagorean Doctrines; Theurgia or On the Mysteries of Egypt**;

Teachers: Pythagoras; Plato ; Aristotle; Euclid; Plotinus; Anatolius of Laodicea; Porphyry; Nicomachus;

Students: Proclus; Fabricius; Stobaeus; St. Augustine of Hippo; Robert Fludd ; Marsilio Ficino; Giovanni Pico della Mirandola; Giordano Bruno; Stephen Mace; Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim; Gregory Shaw; Roman Emperor Julian, @ 330 – 363; Florence M. Firth; Jeffrey S. Kupperman;

Friends: Rabbi Abihu, neighbor and friend;


Organizations: created school at Apameia (near Antioch);

Resources: http://books.google.com/books?id=wb8vAAAAYAAJ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iamblichus; http://www.esotericarchives.com/oracle/iambl_th.htm ; *https://arcaneknowledgeofthedeep.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/theologyarithmetic.pdf