Welcome to the Foyer of The Thinker’s Garden. We invite you to errantly explore the Garden’s grounds, which are loosely modelled after the mnemonic ‘”memory palaces” used by ancient and Early Modern thinkers. There are three main areas: The Salon, The Parlour, and The Cabinet of Sojourns. The Salon is a room of historical miscellany. Here you will find tales of enthusiasts, rogues, and unsung heroes. The Parlour is a cabinet of glamours and spectacles; a showcase chamber of contemporary artists and dreamers. The Cabinet of Sojourns is a map room of voyages for the intrepid and enquiring traveller.
We are friends of the Rational, and yet we readily indulge in the raptures of the imaginative spirit. We are, above all, fascinators and stimulators who believe that questions are leaders of thought. Naturally, our inspiration for the Garden’s temenos of friendship comes from Epicurus, but we also love Plotinus and the Renaissance Platonists, as well as the Transcendentalists and Romantics. We are also drawn to the peculiarities of the Spiritualists and Hermetic esotericists of the nineteenth century.
We take as our patrons Prometheus, Mercury, and Trophonius. All three are initiators in their own right. However, each figure symbolises a cherished aspect of our locus.
Prometheus the Titan represents the creative Spark; the indomitable Genius electrifying the Minds of Humankind.
Mercury The Olympian is the Preceptor and Sustainer of all Arts and Letters.
Trophonius the Hero denotes the mystic Profundities of Experience which have fascinated Humanity from time immemorial.
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