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The Book of Life

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Paperback, 217 pages
Published May 15th 1998 by Spring Publications (first published December 12th 1980)
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Mariam
Apr 24, 2011 marked it as to-read
Ficino wrote that spirit and body, religion and world, spirituality and materialism can all be trapped in a polarizing split: the more compulsively materialist we are, the more neurotic our spirituality will be, and vice versa. In other words, perhaps our madly consumerist society is showing signs of runaway spirituality in its tendencies toward an abstract and intellectualized approach to life. Ficino's recommendation for healing such a split is to establish soul in the middle, between spirit a ...more
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Mar 01, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: the-renaissance
Getting past the difficult word-flow and seemingly illogical diatribe, Ficino provides a rather fascinating insight into Renaissance medical practices. Readers proficient in Vedic knowledge will recognize the philosophy behind Ficino's views, such as as planets being actual gods and their subsequent effects on human health. However, if you are looking for an easy read with well-thought out medical insight, skip this book entirely and read my synopsis below. (You're welcome.)

Despite the Church's
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Red wine is better than white for you,all so called negative experiences are opportunities for purgation and insight.
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Marsilio Ficino (Italian: [marˈsiːljo fiˈtʃiːno]; Latin name: Marsilius Ficinus; 19 October 1433 – 1 October 1499) was an Italian scholar and Catholic priest who was one of the most influential humanist philosophers of the early Italian Renaissance. He was also an astrologer, a reviver of Neoplatonism in touch with every major academic thinker and writer of his day and the first translator of Plat ...more
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