Alexander the Great and the Hermit (Tale of Antiquity)

Alexander the Great was one of the most powerful emperors of all time.

Conqueror heir to the illustrious Hellenic civilization, he was a student of Socrates, the greatest philosopher of classical Antiquity. And yet… his wisdom was not infallible.

The tale of Alexander and the hermit shows us this by reminding the emperor that even he is weak in the face of avarice, envy and greed. The hermit, reclusive and far from the world, on the contrary dominates his desires and therefore his connection with the material. As such, he is the leader of Alexander, the leader of the greatest emperor of all time.

A philosophical tale to share, this story makes us think and raises some questions. So what is true power? Is it material (that of Alexander the Great) or spiritual (that of the wise hermit)? Are these two forms reconcilable?

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Discover the author: Cyril Gendarme

Cyril Gendarme is a writer whose website "The Lucky Door" ("La Porte Du Bonheur" in French, his native language) has become a reference in the field of esotericism. Born in Belgium, Cyril has been attracted to the mysteries of the world since he was a child. When his interest in occultism was awakened, a particular subject caught his attention: lucky charms.

After years of study and in-depth research on esoteric traditions from around the world, Cyril decided to share his knowledge with the public through the internet. In 2019, he launched "The Lucky Door," a website dedicated to exploring lucky charms, magical symbols, and esoteric arts.

The Lucky Door is much more than just a showcase for those curious about magic, divination, or tradition. It is the result of Cyril's passion for researching and understanding the mysteries of the universe. Every piece of information available on the site testifies to his dedication to sharing his knowledge of the most hidden symbols and their unique powers.

In addition to his online work, Cyril regularly organizes workshops and conferences in different countries. His presence on social media is also highly appreciated, where he offers personalized advice and happily answers questions from his community.