Published August 2003
by Kessinger Publishing .
Written in English
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The Therapeutae Press The Therapeutae Press publishes The Nandia Trilogy: Nandia’s Copper, Nandia’s Apparition and Nandia’s Children, by author Ned Wolf. THERAPEUTAE (Gr. θεραπευταί, literally “attendants ” or “physicians,” hence “worshippers of God”), a monastic order among the Jews of Egypt, similar to the Essenes. Our sole authority for their existence is Philo in his treatise De Vita Contemplativa. It is important to recognize at the very start that our information about the community described by Philo in De Vita Contemplativa is embedded in rhetoric. It is usual in scholarship to refer to the group Philo describes in Contempl. as a particular Jewish sect that can be designated by the Latinized term ‘Therapeutae’. Modern scholarship has often associated the group Philo describes in Author: Joan E. Taylor. The Therapeutae had, in addition to the Old Testament, books composed by the founders of their sect on the allegorical method of interpreting Scripture. Philo’s account refers to the composition of “new psalms” to God in a variety of metres and melodies. For six days a week, members lived apart, seeking wisdom in solitude.
The Therapeutae (meaning "healers") and Therapeutridae (the female members of the sect) were an early pre-Christian Essenic order that the Jewish writer Philo of Alexandria knew from personal experience, and were established on a low hill by the Lake Mareotis close to Alexandria, the capital of Ptolemaic Egypt. The “Therapeutae”, described by Philo of Alexandria in his tract, De Vita Contemplativa (On the Contemplative Life), sought to deny the senses to find a pure spirituality. Ascetics like this, he said, could be found throughout the Greek world, but he says they abounded in Egypt. In their book "Voluntary Associations in the Graeco-Roman World" the authors state: "Some therapeutae are known to have rented apartments within the sanctuary in order to be close to the deity (Apileius, Met, ). Very little is known about the purpose of the therapeutae. Awaken Your Power to Heal was published by the Therapeutae Press in Then a book of poetry called Sailing on a Banshee Wind and Floraporna, a collection of macrophotography featuring Western Australian flowers. In that volume I discovered my love for creating new words.
(shelved 1 time as therapeutic-books) avg rating — 15, ratings — published Want to Read saving. Therapeutae Mention of "therapeutae" - "[temple] worshippers or servants" Aelius Aristides writes: "We Asclepius therapeutae must agree with the god that Pergamum is the best of his sanctuaries." Sacred Tales () "Asclepius is the one who guides and rules the universe, the saviour of the whole and the guardian of immortals, or if you wish to put it in the words of a tragic poet, "the steerer of government," . Inappropriate The list (including its title or description) facilitates illegal activity, or contains hate speech or ad hominem attacks on a fellow Goodreads member or author. Spam or Self-Promotional The list is spam or self-promotional. Incorrect Book The list contains an incorrect book (please specify the title of the book). Details *. The ancient philosopher Philo of Alexandria (c. 25 BC or 20 BC - c. AD 50), devotes the bulk of the text in one of his most well-known surviving works, De Vita Contemplativa ("On the Contemplative Life"), to discussing the important group of followers of the ancient Hebrew Scriptures who were known as .