On the Divine Frenzy – II

3 04 2009

This is not enough. For multiplicity still remains in the soul. There is added, therefore, the mystery of Dionysius, which by explanations and sacrifices, and every divine worship, directs the attention of all the other parts to the intellect, by which God is worshipped. In this way since all the other parts of the soul are reduced to the intellect alone, the soul has already been made a certain single whole out of the many.

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


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9 04 2009
Steve Jerold

Is this Christian

3 04 2009
Lucian

But for the Fathers the soul is one, simple and uncompounded, his multitude of powers notwithstanding. There is no dialectic of opposition in their patristical writings between the two.

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