Mark Forstater

Seneca: The Rich Philosopher

Seneca: The Rich Philosopher by Mark Forstater
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nonfiction Biographies, History
For readers of:EckhartTolle, Alan Watts, Joseph Campbell
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PublisherIrregular Features
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About the Book

Seneca was a Roman statesman and philosopher whose writings have been influential for 2000 years. But Seneca was a flawed individual. He became tutor to the future emperor Nero, and was Nero's advisor during the first part of his reign. During this time Seneca amassed a vast fortune due to his position, and at the same time tried to pursue the 'philosophical life'. His contemporaries called him a hypocrite, but his dilemma as a man with ambitions who also wanted to be a man of wisdom give him an almost contemporary aspect. This short excerpt from The Spiritual Teachings of Seneca is a good introduction to the man and his thought.

About the Author

Mark Forstater is a film, TV, radio and audio producer as well as the author of six non-fiction books. His most famous film production is Monty Python and The Holy Grail, but he has also made twenty nine other films in a career that has lasted for over 40 years.Forstater has written six books and audios on philosophy and spirituality, including . He has also produced an audio of the famous Chinese classic the Tao Te Ching, read by the late Sir Nigel Hawthorne. Mark Forstater was born in Philadelphia, USA, and moved to England in 1964 to attend Manchester University. After graduating from Temple University, Philadelphia in 1965 he returned to the UK and has lived in London ever since. After attending the London Film School he began making films in 1969. Mark’s interest in spiritual matters began in the early 1970s when he was introduced to the works of Confucius, Mencius, Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu. He was immediately inspired by Chinese philosophy, in particular Taoism. He is a member of the British Taoist Association, a group which aims to bring the authentic teachings of Taoism to the West. Mark Forstater’s self-cultivation practices include meditation, yoga, tai chi, as well as massage and self-massage. He has recently published The 7th Python. Mark has been married twice, has four children and three grandchildren.I Survived A Secret Nazi Extermination Camp ,The Spiritual Teachings of Yoga, The Spiritual Teachings of The Tao, The Spiritual Teachings of Marcus Aurelius and The Living Wisdom of Socrates

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