“For what stronger pleasure is there with mankind…than the love of hearing and relating things strange and incredible? How wonderful a thing is the Love of wondering, and of raising Wonder!”
-Lord Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury.
- Our Sensibilities
We are friends of the Rational, and yet we readily indulge in the raptures of the imaginative spirit. 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 Theosophists and hermeticists of the nineteenth century.
We take as our patrons Prometheus, Mercury, and Trophonius. Each one is an initiator in his own right and symbolises an aspect of our garden.
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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