Wisdom of Shakespeare Series
by Peter Dawkins
The wisdom in most of the Shakespeare plays is profound and based on the Renaissance wisdom traditions of Cabala, Alchemy, Neoplatonism and Christianity. Each play is a 'mystery'—a name given to the dramas of the Orphic Mystery schools, through the experience of which the suitably prepared person would become the mystes or mystic, perceiving the inner truths and operations of life in preparation for becoming the epopt or seer, the full initiate. In this way wisdom is taught by means of entertainment, stimulating the mind, stirring the emotions and showing the way.