I Know That I Am Intelligent Because I Know That I Know Nothing!
Socrates, Daemons, Angels, Spirit Guides, And The Psychic Voice.
It is no secret that history has buried many a psychic experience. The animosity and bias toward psychic happenings going way back is and has been widely accepted by society and human nature, therefore it has been easier to rewrite history than deal with events plagued with messiness and ambiguity. Christianity and Paganism through history are prime examples of this dabbling with truth by mainly hierarchical male figures. Church-run states with accepted concerns of losing control took it upon themselves to feed the public what was in their very best ‘religious’ interests.
Socrates, who wisely spoke the ultimate advice such as ‘Know Thy Self’, ‘True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing‘, ‘I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing’. Socrates also claimed that he had close personal experiences of the psychic kind, or spiritual kind, whichever translates well with our ‘accepted understanding’.
Daemons, angels or spirit guides often warned him, in the form of a voice. This voice, believed by many around him to be authentic, (authentic to Socrates at least), acting as a divine guiding voice – dissuading him from wrong decision. These apparent benevolent guardian spirit or spirits were good in nature and caused no harm but only righteous outcomes were their earthly task.
The Daemon, not to be confused with the term ‘Demon’, or be associated with spirits of evil intent, so often aligned with ‘demons’ in movies, literature and classic art. These daemons often warned of foreboding danger to the ear of Socrates. In voices of the kind and prophetic that have never misguided or misinformed, it is somewhat a tad ironic that Socrates has and always still will be known as – Socrates, The Father Of All Logic.
“The greatest way to live with honour in this world is to be what we pretend to be” – Socrates.