Magic And The Dignity Of Man

Author: Brian P. Copenhaver
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Pico della Mirandola, one of the most remarkable thinkers of the Renaissance, has become known as a founder of humanism and a supporter of secular rationality. Brian Copenhaver upends this understanding of Pico, unearthing the magic and mysticism in the most famous work attributed to him, The Oration on the Dignity of Man.

Oration On The Dignity Of Man

Author: Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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An ardent treatise for the Dignity of Man, which elevates Humanism to a truly Christian level, making this writing as pertinent today as it was in the Fifteenth Century.

Oration On The Dignity Of Man

Author: Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola
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The Manifesto of the Renaissance Oration on the Dignity of Man - De hominis dignitate - Giovanni Pico della Mirandola The Oration on the Dignity of Man (De hominis dignitate) is a famous public discourse pronounced in 1486 by Pico della Mirandola, an Italian scholar and philosopher of the Renaissance. It has been called the "Manifesto of the Renaissance." Pico, who belonged to the family that had long dwelt in the Castle of Mirandola, left his share of the ancestral principality to his two brothers to devote himself wholly to study. In his fourteenth year, he went to Bologna to study canon law and fit himself for the ecclesiastical career. Repelled by the purely positive science of law, he devoted himself to the study of philosophy and theology, and spent seven years wandering through the chief universities of Italy and France, studying Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Syriac, and Arabic. Pico's Oration attempted to remap the human landscape to center all attention on human capacity and human perspective. Arriving in a place near Florence, this famous Renaissance philosopher taught the amazing capacity of human achievement. "Pico himself had a massive intellect and studied everything there was to be studied in the university curriculum of the Renaissance; the Oration in part is meant to be a preface to a massive compendium of all the intellectual achievements of humanity, a compendium that never appeared because of Pico's early death." Pico della Mirandola spoke in front of hostile clerics of the dignity of the liberal arts and about the dignity and glory of angels. Of these angels he spoke of three divisions in particular: the Seraphim, Cherubim, and Thrones. These are the top three choirs in the angel hierarchy; each one embodying a different virtue. The Seraphim represent charity, and in order to obtain the status of Seraphim Mirandola declares that one must "burn with love for the Creator." The Cherubim represent intelligence. This status is obtained through contemplation and meditation. Finally, Thrones represent justice, and this is obtained by being just in ruling over "inferior things." Of these three, the Thrones is the lowest, Cherubim the middle, and Seraphim the highest. In this speech, Mirandola emphasizes the Cherubim and that by embodying the values of the Cherub, one can be equally prepared for "the fire of the Seraphim and the judgement of the Thrones." This deviation into the hierarchy of angels makes sense when Pico della Mirandola makes his point that a philosopher "is a creature of Heaven and not of earth" because they are capable of obtaining any one of the statuses.

The Very Elegant Speech On The Dignity Of Man

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Editoria Italiana Online

Author: Allen J. Grieco
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The Moral Dignity Of Man

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Illinois Studies In The Social Sciences

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The History Of Magic And The Occult

Author: Kurt Seligmann
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Encompassing more than five thousand years of world history, the major civilizations, and every subject related to magic and the occult, this classic primer explores every aspect of magic and the occult, from Alchemy to Zoroaster.

Magic And Masculinity In Early Modern English Drama

Author: Ian McAdam
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"The prevalent worldview of early modern England, shaped by Protestantism, dismissed magical belief as an ideological delusion inherent to Catholicism, while also encouraging a strong sense of individualism, through which a new masculinity found expressio

Imaginationen Des Anderen Im 16 Und 17 Jahrhundert

Author: Ina Schabert
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Aus dem Inhalt: I. Transgressive Erkenntniswelten V. v. Flemming, Das Andere der Vernunft? Giovanpietro Bellori und die Ambivalenz des Phantasiebegriffs in der italienischen Kunsttheorie der fruhen Neuzeit M. Boenke, Der Teufel der PhilosophenII. Imagination des Anderen. Das Wunderbare, Damonische und Groteske G. Butzer, Mirabilia und Phantasma: Die poetische Imagination des Anderen G. Scholz Williams, Confronting the Early modern Other: Johannes Praetorius (1630-1680) on Wonders and ViolenceIII. Das Fremde Ich: Wahnsinn und DomestizierungI. Schabert, Wombscapes: Abjektion in King Lear und Paradise Lost B. Bannasch, G. Butzer, Das Verschwinden des Anderen im Ich: Affektregulierung und Gedachtnispragung in Meditation und Emblematik IV. Das Fremde Nicht-Ich: Kulturelle Grenzziehungen B. Klein, Randfiguren. Othello, Oroonoko und die kartographische Reprasentation Afrikas V. Alteritat im sozialen Raum: Selbstinszenierung und Selbstgabe U. Jung, Weibliche Autorschaft im spanischen Barock: Selbstinszenierung als das Andere bei Maria de Zayas und Feliciana Enriquez de Guzman S. Schulting, Wa(h)re Liebe. Geldgeschafte und Liebesgaben in der Fruhen Neuzeit

Carl Oscar Borg And The Magic Region

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Magic White And Black

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The History Of Magic In The Modern Age

Author: Nevill Drury
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An guide to understanding the dynamics of magical belief and practice in the modern era, this book traces the development of modern magical consciousness from its roots to the revival of Celtic religious traditions.

Magic White And Black Or The Science Of Finite And Infinite Life

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The Arthurian Myth Of Quest And Magic

Author: William Edward Tanner
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Man Myth Magic

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Man Myth Magic Rast Scie

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Merritt Magic

Author: Melinda Merritt
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ISBN: 1524592269
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This book is about the world we lived in which was one of dreams, spirituality, magic, and love. I arrived just at the end of the Pisces Age in 1950, and I could feel the energies changing early in my life. The Sages had spoken to the families about the coming cultural change which would take the world by storm. We had no idea what they meant, but we knew it would happen. I was just going about my life learning all the ancient African knowledge and wisdom my family taught. After all, this is the spirituality and ancestral knowledge which freed the slaves from bondage. We were a very blessed family in that there was never any lack, just a life of abundance. The Sages controlled what happened in this world and no one ever questioned them. Our world was filled with happiness, excitement, and surprise. Then, as though my world was not already filled with many unusual things, in the early 1960's, it happened. The change of which the Sages had been speaking, started to happen. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement came to our little town of Americus, GA. This was the very beginning of what turned out to be the biggest event, ever. My father was a successful independent business leader and he and Rev. King (as Dr. King was known at that time) bonded immediately. This meant that our entire family was heavily involved in the "Movement". Dr. King was frequently at our home and became a part of the family for many years. Everything changed for me and the family when this Movement came but the Sages managed to keep control over our daily lives. These were some powerful Black women whom no one dared cross. The energy which drove the Movement was constantly pointed out to me by the Sages. I became an expert on the human energy phenomenon. The world was completely magical and it seemed to have come to our small town. The people we met were from all over the globe. The power of the black people's energy was working full force. Because of what the Sages taught me, I was able to travel through my entire life in control of my "elements". The Sages believed, practiced, and taught that if you can control your elements, you can control your life. This book is about these Black powerful women who had taken their gifts and skills underground, until now.

The Voice Of Prophecy

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The History Of Magic

Author: Joseph Ennemoser
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This book contains a history of magic and includes stories on apparitions, dreams, predictions, witchcraft, table-turning, spirit-rapping and more.