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The Eight Theses of Giordano Bruno: Point 6, Theurgy

The Eight Theses of Giordano Bruno: Point 6, Theurgy

  The sixth point in the summary of heresy brought against Giordano Bruno by Cardinal Bellarmine and the Inquisition reads: 6) The designation of stars as “messengers and interpreters of the ways of God”. Bruno, like Ficino, believed that one could draw down forces from the stars and planets. Since the heavenly bodies are living beings, and exert powerful influences on humans, one could, using the correct magical methodologies, attract the powers of the various planets and thereby change one’s…

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