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a subordinate deity, in some philosophies the creator of the universe

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This interpretation of the demiurgic and world-soul models in the Timaeus is far from traditional, but there is textual support for the supposition that Plato is attempting to resolve human freedom into his thought through the juxtaposition of models.
My cosmological argument elucidate the existence of an eternal plan, which is the realm of God, the Most-high, and the Sons of God, the eternal necessary beings, and the temporal universes, which are the works of the demiurgic creators, the Sons of the Most-high.
Petitot here is just a trace-copyist, a technician without a smudge of demiurgic imagination, Indeed, none of these mathematicians has the noetic power to divine that realm, to use Plato's images, above the dianoia and in the manner of the demiurge to behold and formulate the figurations of the autogenerative noesis which transforms the sensible into the properly human existential cosmion.
This demiurgic fantasy pervades the Fourth Georgic, but while this exchange can be depicted in narrative, it can never be wholly accounted for or systematized.
an alethinos logos, a 'true story,' of the Demiurgic presence of God in man, society history, and the cosmos.
And, at the same time, it blends with that which has the stamp of spiritual-creative power, with art (with the aesthetic sublime) which is a demiurgic self-contained power, completely free from causality and risk, from uncertainty, failure and the deformations of the empirical world.
The postmodern self acknowledges its humility as against cultural practices of production and then takes up a demiurgic role toward the minds and texts of others.
The following exquisite memorial image of Nabokov's father being tossed by the peasants of his estate in exuberant appreciation of some boon granted them that concludes chapter I may be taken (with its prefiguration of the father's death) as a kind of epitome of the self-memorial transport of Speak, Memory itself, its demiurgic realization through art of the indomitable power and mystery of the human spirit.
And another example is the demiurgic creation of the universe and the monotheistic nature of the Bukongo: in his famous sermon in the forest of Mbanza-Nsanda (DRC), Simon Kimbangu revealed clearly the hierarchical monotheism of this religion as including:
55) Furthermore, in accordance with the modes of prayer, Timaeus's prayer is creative in its invocation of the demiurgic mind, philosophical insofar as the decision to pray includes its accomplishment in itself, psychic insofar as its object is the salvation of the soul, and finally, in accordance with the time, his prayer is eternal or immediate and continuous insofar as there is no time when Timaeus is not praying as there is no exact time where one can pinpoint the beginning or end of his prayer.
With this simple statement, it is noted the demiurgic manifestation of God, who by His mere will, without any other manifestation seen or understandable to humans, produces the world we live in today.
This is not to say that Lowry is not fascinated by himself and his demiurgic powers to make it in New York, that he can wax with a sentimentalism that is more true to the 1930s: "Though I'd sensed from the beginning the irony of human existence--this cage of flesh and circumstances that binds the spirit and denies the visions that the imagination conjures up--I'd made the mistake of believing that only I yearned for escape, never realizing that the cage that held me was as big as all humanity" (342).
The sense of swirling--a demiurgic maelstrom--informs all the sculptures here, even the implicitly figural; the vaguely nauseating, excitingly exotic, mottled jungle greenness of Green Early Forms, 2003, suggests it could have come out of some primordial ooze.
Unlike his contemporary, Marcion, Heracleon does not posit a complete break between the God whose salvation became present in Jesus and the demiurgic creator of the material world, who is also "god of the Jews.
It is useful to situate his positive appraisal of unbounded, demiurgic enthusiasm (which he discerned in writers like Dante) within the larger rubric of the transition from Enlightenment to Romantic conceptions of poetic inspiration.