Plotinus

Submitted by Paul D. Chapin
Plotinus, a neo-Platonic philospher, provides in these excerpts a view of the origin of the cosmos, and of the return of humans to their origin.

Simon Magus

Submitted by Paul D. Chapin
The figure of Simon, known from Acts of the Apostles, is made into the first of the heresies by Irenaeus, bishop of Lyons, writing at the end of the second century CE.