'Diligentia et divina sorte' Oracular Intelligence in Marsilio Ficino's astral magic

Voss, A. (2016) 'Diligentia et divina sorte' Oracular Intelligence in Marsilio Ficino's astral magic. In: Rudborg, T. and Hedesan, J., eds. Festschrift for Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke. Unknown. (In Press)

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Abstract

This chapter surveys the role of oracular intelligence in the astral magic practices of the 15th century philosopher Marsilio Ficino. It argues that Ficino's natural magic lays the ground for a fully theurgic working of symbol, with the ultimate aim of the salvation of the soul. This process was highly dangerous within the climate of traditional Christianity, and the chapter demonstrates Ficino's difficulties in reconciling pagan magical practice with the theological restrictions of the time.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General) > B0770 Renaissance
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion > BL0290 The soul
Divisions: Faculty of Education > School of Childhood and Education Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Angela Voss
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2018 10:20
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2018 15:54
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/15159

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