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Day: August 14, 2010

The Inferno of the Soul

The Inferno of the Soul

  Marsilio Ficino writes in his Opera Omnia: The ardor of the mind is never extinguished, whether it looks at human or at divine things. If it desires human things, what mass of wealth, what fullness of empire ends that ardor? If it desires divine things, it is not satisfied with any knowledge of finite or created things. Like the fervor of an inferno, the mind, for Ficino, is never at rest. It is never content with its discoveries or…

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