Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 978-1-55643-560-7 (1-55643-560-6)
Pub Date: December 19, 2006
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Marsilio Ficino was one of the most influential humanist philosophers of the early Italian Renaissance. Though an ordained priest, he was also a practicing astrologer and magician whose daunting life’s work was to reconcile religious faith with philosophical reason — which included integrating pagan magical practice with Christianity. In a lengthy introduction, editor Angela Voss puts Ficino’s achievement in context as a complete re-visioning of traditional astrological practice and the beginning of a humanistic and psychological approach that prefigured contemporary holistic approaches to astrology as therapy.About this Author
Angela Voss has a PhD from City University, London, where her work was on Ficino’s astrological music therapy. Voss is a lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Kent, Canterbury, where she convenes a Masters program in the Cultural Study of Cosmology and Divination.
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