Iamblichus, 280 - 330

Iamblichus was a Syrian philosopher, Neoplatonist, and student of Porphyry who applied Platonism to the "Mysteries."  He was deeply impressed by the doctrines of Plotinus and combined with Plato's ideas many of those of Pythagoras and much that was mystical and even magical, derived from Asia.  His following was large and enthusiastic in his own time, as well as in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries among certain thinkers.  He wrote On the Egyptian Mysteries in addition to several writings on mathematical and philosophical subjects.