Ficino, Avicenna and the Occult Powers of the Rational Soul
CitationHankins, James. 2003. Ficino, Avicenna and the Occult Powers of the Rational Soul. In La magia nell’Europa moderna: Tra antica sapienza e filosofia naturale, ed. Fabrizio Meroi and Elisabetta Scapparone, I, 35-52. Atti del convegno (Istituto nazionale di studi sul rinascimento) 23. Florence: Leo S. Olschki.
AbstractArgues that the received account of Ficino's magic, that it is a gentle, natural or spiritus-based magic, are inadequate and that in some little-read passages of his Platonic Theology Ficino revealed his belief in the possibility of a higher and more powerful "angelic" magic based in the rational soul.
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