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This article is about Dionysius the Areopagite, the character in the book of Acts. Putting detailed descriptions here of the mystical writings incorrectly attributed to him will only confuse people. Please put any material about the writings in the article: Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite. --Blainster 21:51, 12 July 2005 (UTC)

I can't find any credible sources that substantiate the claim that Dionysius is, in fact, a patron saint "against demons," but it is definitely true that Hellboy claims that he is. Perhaps another confusion with Saint Denis, the patron saint of France? I'll be here all week. Hansonfan (talk) 23:24, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

Contradiction with Other Wiki Page[edit]

On the D. Bishop of Corinth page, it is reported that "Dionysius spoke of the recent martyrdom of their bishop, Publius (in the persecution of Marcus Aurelius), and says that Dionysius the Areopagite was the first Bishop of Athens." First, there. Second here (as well as the Wiki list of Bishops).

I hesitate to make any changes. Just FYI —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:27, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

Confusing finishing paragraphs[edit]

The whole story of the eclipse confuses the reader -- what is the purpose of adding it to the article. What difference does it make if the author of the article, or notoriously anti-Christian Valla, or a German person writing his introduction deem Dionysius' letter credible or not? The letter is actually stating that the eclipse was indeed happening out of its time. In lack of argument it might suffice to say that the letter's credibility is sometimes contested, might it not? (talk) 01:28, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

Resolving the apparent contradiction[edit]

See Rudolf Steiner's lectures of October 08, 1905 (Foundations of Esotericism – Lecture 13), or June 02, 1921. Here the distinction between Dionysius and pseudo-Dionysius is explained from investigating the Akashic records.

Instruction about the Gods was first systematised by Dionysius the Areopagite, the pupil of the apostle Paul. It was however not written down until the 6th century. This is why scholars deny the existence of Dionysius the Areopagite and speak about the writings of the Pseudo-Dionysius, as though it was in the 6th century that old traditions were first put together. The truth of the matter can only be substantiated by reading in the Akashic Chronicle. The Akashic Chronicle does however teach that Dionysius actually lived in Athens, that he was initiated by Paul and was commissioned by him to lay the foundation of the teaching about the higher spiritual beings and to impart this knowledge to special initiates. At that time certain lofty teachings were never written down but only communicated as tradition by word of mouth. The teaching about the Gods was also given in this way by Dionysius to his pupils, who then passed it on further. These pupils in direct succession were intentionally called Dionysius, so that the last of these, who wrote down this teaching was one of those who was given this name. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:11, 14 December 2014 (UTC)