Book 7 Socratic Anthology.
The most stellar philosophers of this world, Socrates was accused for the Truth, the same way that Jesus was accused and crucified — Socrates was given poison. Contrary to other sophists and philosophers Socrates wanted to enlighten his fellow citizens and expose the vulnerable points of the religion of that time. He did this without reward, as he refused remuneration for his teachings. Many famous philosophers were amongst his students including Plato, Aristotle and Xenophon just to name a few. Socrates believed that a conscience that is not pure repels Truth. The closer Man approaches Truth the more his conscience is purified.
The aim of Socrates was not to merely refute someone but to convince that person that what he thinks he knows, he really does not yet know. Socrates, by continuously questioning the person concerned achieved the repudiation. The consequence of this decrease in certainty was the pothos (desire) for true knowledge. Thus a love for Truth arose. This is known as the Socratic method of ελενχος - elenchos (examination) and still remains a commonly used tool in a wide range of discussions. It is a type of pædagogy (pedagogy = education) in which a series of questions are asked not only to draw individual answers but also to encourage a fundamental insight into an issue.
At a mature age (70) he was falsely accused, found guilty and put to death by ingesting hemlock that had been added to his wine cup for him to drink — he did not commit suicide.
This book consists of spiritual communications transmitted through the Spiritualist Society of Athens’ medium, the late George Pizanis. It is divided into two sections. The first section contains extracts from séances where the communicating spirit was Euclid and the second section contains teachings given by Socrates. The communications were mostly given in the form of conversations with Socrates.
No one has ever overshadowed Socrates and we all need his enlightenment.