Gregory Shaw is on to discuss the Daemon in Iamblichean Theurgy.
Iamblichus says the universe is one big theophany, but we are a self-absorbed guest devouring everything and not seeing the vastness out there. That is the tragedy and victory of humanity.
The Platonic cosmos is a living organism, a ‘blessed god’ as Plato said. The Demiurge is a wonderful being that weaves our souls into the universe. We have the same mathematic ratio as the World Soul.
But souls go into a trauma when embodied. Sensations at birth makes us forget and even our even mathematical formulas are corrupted. Our souls are basically turned inside out.
He quotes Emerson who said: Man is a God in ruins.
I couldn’t agree more!