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Eros and Magic in the Renaissance by Ioan Petru Culianu
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Jun 19, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: own-and-read

This is one of my favourite books from my university days. Not for the faint of intellect -- it took me three tries to really understand it -- but once you do a door opens into a whole new understanding of Renaissance philosophy. And it's also fun to learn the origin of myths like why vampires don't reflect in glass, or to see the origins of quantum physics in the writings of a ninth-century Arab philosopher. The title is spot-on: I loved it. It's magic.
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