De Magia

19 02 2009

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But why do we think that Love is a magician? Because the whole power of magic consists in love. The work of magic is the attraction of one thing by another because of a certain affinity of nature. But the parts of the world, like the parts of a single animal, all deriving from a single author, are joined to each other by the communion of a single nature. Therefore just as in us the brain, lungs, heart, liver, and the rest of the parts draw something from each other, and help each other, and sympathize with any one of them when it suffers, so the parts of the great animal, that is all the bodies of the world, similarily joined together, borrow and lend natures to and from each other. From this common relationship is born a common love; from love, a common attraction. And this is the true magic.

-Marsilio Ficino, Commentary on Plato’s Symposium on Love


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22 02 2009
Ben George

Arturo, have you read “Meditations on the Tarot”? I’d like to hear your thoughts on that book, as it seems like something that you’ve probably come across.

21 02 2009
Arturo Vasquez

Magic is just as Catholic as the Pope.

21 02 2009
Lucian

Here’s something that might probably interest You..

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