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The true meaning of Platonic love now cracked!

Platonic love is a chaste and strong type of love that is non-sexual, so says Wiki, and so we have believed for 2500 years. We are made to believe that true love is to transcend ourselves; a means of ascent to contemplation of the divine, which idea gave birth to Tristan & Isolde as the archetype of  Romantic love. (In my version I even removed whole hot bed scenes for my own convenience.)

The term amor platonicus was coined in by  Marsilio Ficino, a scholar from 15th century Florence. Platonic love in the original sense of the term is examined in Symposium, in which the Greek “divorced” love and eros. But.

My last week has been an absolute THRILL of “Buts” and “Ifs”. Firstly it ended with the climax that Einstein is defeated. In Cern they have discovered something that might shatter the ground of our future. My new week begins with the uncertainty of the past.  Although scholars have been denying for centuries that there is such a thing as “Plato code”, a science historian — his name is not Dan Brown, god forbid — has found the proof that we are wrong, all of us. Chipped, chapped, chopped, say bye bye to your soulmate, dear one. Plato code is cracked! Listen to what author Jay Kennedy has to say ~

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julie 超辣

Determined dreamer. Published author in English, Dutch, and Chinese. Former People’s Liberation Army (PLA) captain turned artist entrepreneur and screenwriter. She survived the Cultural Revolution as a baby. In the 1990’s she left for London and has lived and worked in free exile ever since. Her work covers a wide spectrum. As journalist, she creates content covering a range of topics on contemporary China from an insider perspective. In 2008, during the Beijing Olympics, she hosted a 5-episode talk show TV China for Netherlands’ national broadcaster and discussed China’s media landscape with media stars and experts from both China and the Netherlands. From 2013-2016 she was the Editor-in-Chief of the English/Chinese bilingual magazine XiN 新, focusing on today’s China shaped by consumerism. O’yang contributes a weekly column to Hoje Macau on contemporary Chinese art and culture. Her English language book titles include: Butterfly, a historical crime love story set in the Second World War. Since May 2016 O'yang has been collaborating with Flemish photographer Filip Naudts on an art project, which has resulted in the photo novel The Picture of Dorya Glenn. Julie works from the Netherlands and Denmark.

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4 Comments

  1. Sanjaya Kala says:

    Why begin your week with uncertainties. After seeing the video, Julie, please enlighten men what “Platonic Love” actually means according to your interpretation. Keep it up.

  2. before i hear the video, after reading you my darling, one or I can say i am platonically in love with you. the rest after i hear and think a little…thinking is the hard part..here.

  3. “Love is the power to see similarity in the dissimilar.” ~ Theodor Adorno

  4. So! Nor Plato, nor troubadours nor the renaissance wise were chaste like virgins – yet does this annihilate the idea of transcendence (if it doesn’t merely mean ‘sublimation’)?

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