The Noetic Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit group with members in Southern California and around the world, who have been inspired to study Plato and other perennial philosophers, not for academic reasons, but for personal spiritual growth. The society was founded by Pierre Grimes, PhD in 1976. Please click on Contact or Meetings or Archive (in the menu) for more info. Friday night meetings are free and open to the public, and we’d love to see you there!

announcement: seminar aug 6-7, 2016

Pierre is leading another weekend seminar! Information is below and in printable pdf.


Seminar for August 6th and 7th, 2016
Conducted by Pierre Grimes, Ph.D.:

The Betrayal of Philosophy
in the Translations of Plato’s Dialogues
The Republic, The Parmenides, and The Timaeus

If we are to understand and become philosophers in the true sense we must not ignore the central idea of Plato that is not translated. The basic issue is whether or not this betrayal was a deliberate falsification of Plato, or out of ignorance. However, whichever is the case, to repeatedly ignore this most profound idea is tantamount to a betrayal of philosophy itself.

The consequence of this betrayal is that readers have been left with a most superficial idea of philosophy, and, likely, have come to the conclusion that philosophy is too abstract and empty of personal references to be taken seriously.

We will correct this error by viewing these works with a new appreciation for the simple meaning of a few words. The implications of our review will bring philosophy back as the fundamental challenge of our age, for it is in our time that many seek a personal meaning that is not relative, and can be said to be true since it touches reality.

Materials: Reading materials (from the Balboas) may be found on our members-only page. The password is the same as for the audios page.

Hours: Sat. 8/6, 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Sun. 8/7, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Cost: $125

Location: Visions & Dreams, 2482 Newport Frontage Road #1, Costa Mesa, California

To Register: Email Julia Hoigaard, Noetic Society Treasurer – jhoigaar at gmail

To Request a Scholarship: Email Pierre Grimes – pierregrimes at ymail

For additional details or questions: Email Nancy Grimes – nancy1grimes at yahoo