A philosophical school, established at Alexandria in Egypt, which added to the theosophic theories of Plato many mystical doctrines borrowed from the East. The principal disciples of this school were Philo-Judaeus, Plotinus, Porphyry, Iamblichus, Proclus, and Julian the Apostate. Much of the symbolic teaching of the advanced Degrees of Freemasonry has been derived from the school of Neoplatonists, especially from the writings of Iamblichus and Philo-Judaeus.

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