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Day: February 10, 2013

The Aphroditic Soul

The Aphroditic Soul

Geburt der Venus, by Odilon Redon …beauty is an ontological necessity, grounding the sensate particularity of the world. Without Aphrodite, the world of particulars becomes atomic particles. Life’s detailed variety is called chaos, multiplicity, amorphous matter, statistical data. Such is the world of sense without Aphrodite. Then sense must be made of appearance by abstract philosophical means – which distorts philosophy itself from its true base (The Thought of the Heart and the Soul of the World, by James Hillman,…

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