It’s such a part of Western Civ (and really the world’s now) way of thinking, that it’s hard to “imagine” without it.
[images / forms / ideals – this eternal, never-changing alternate reality where the perfect forms of everything is and we draw from it for our fallen reality is] – all his.
I never read him much directly – just 8-bit philosophy, a little stuff in high school although most of it I learned in studying “what’s wrong with plato” rather than what’s right with him, so I sorta learned in reverse.
I’m just thinking Plato here – ultimately, I don’t think images or words have any primacy – neither does music or any other form of inward or outward expression.
I think our comprehensions are all analogies in the end – part of our process of cognition rather than alt universes and such.
A deep comprehension that doesn’t have applicable words, images, sounds or analogies to make.
“Oneness” experiences are like that. Nothing to compare them to – that’s why they sound weird when people try to describe them.