De Sole

24 04 2008

the Sun completely fills with light clear and pure natures everywhere, as if they are now, for a moment, heavenly; while those opaque and material natures it first warms and kindles with its light, then refines, and soon illuminates. And sometimes it elevates to the heights through heat and light this matter now made light and accessible. Hence Apollo pierces the dense body of the Python with the strings of his rays, purges it, dissolves it, and raises it up. Nor must we forget that in whatever manner we hope that Christ will finally come into His kingdom, resurrecting human bodies from the earth with the splendor of His own body, similarily after the yearly dead winter, we look forward to the Sun’s reign in Aries, which will recall to life seeds of things on earth as if suddenly reviving dead or half-alive animals to life and beauty.

-Marsilio Ficino, Liber de Sole

AG reviewed this Terry Riley string quartet, Sun Rings, on her blog a few months back, and I added some commentary here. I thought recalling these things would be a good prelude/contrast to my next long post, which will probably be up tomorrow. Stay tuned.



4 responses

22 12 2008
Renate Christian

Thank you, for your work! I am all for ecclecticism and syncreticism!
Is this image of sol invictus from -Marsilio Ficino, Liber de Sole?
Do you have any further interpretation of tis picture?

Happy sol invictus!


25 04 2008

getting started on the road to hell Arturo

Being interested in Neoplatonic philosophy is one thing
But astrology, tarot cards, pagan websites with incantations–are all quite another

24 04 2008
Arturo Vasquez

Gee, and I was just getting started…

24 04 2008

Methinks that Arturo is dabbling with paganism too much, tarot imagery, pagan websites, and symbols that could be unlocking the demoniac through the occultic and esoeteric symbols, words and incantations. There are numerous posts on pagan and non Christian stuff with dubious value.
Arturo needs some guidance away from this dangerous topic.
Arturo already has tendencies of ecclecticism and syncreticism.
This goes being the interest of comparative religions even visting esoeteric and occult Rosicrucian headquarters (this gives some wierd credence to those who believe that Arturo is part of a Judeo Masonic plot)
The symbolism and art is dangerous in a spiritual sense and is not art reflected of the incarnation or themes subsumed into Christianity (as I am not an iconoclast.

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