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PI. 1371381 where Proclus criticizes Plotinus' theory that there is intelligible matter in the spiritual world. Proclus argues that this realm contains not matter, but only power. As we have seen in passage (iii), Proclus also has a doctrine of intelligible matter, but he confines it to the intermediate level of mathematical objects where the aspect of spatiality first appears. l In the meantime, we must look carefully at a number of passages in the Elements of Theology which deal with spiritual motion specifically in terms of power.

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