The Sarabite: Towards an Aesthetic Christianity

There is a continuous attraction, beginning with God, going to the world, and ending at last with God, an attraction which returns to the same place where it began as though in a kind of circle. -Marsilio Ficino

Friday, November 09, 2007

Immortality


But the soul's immortality- the eternity, that is, of the Phaedrean charioteer- is not merely a consequence of arguing that Soul is the principle of motion: it is absolutely necessary to the sustaining of the world. Without the perpetuity, without the immortality of every soul... the motion and therefore the life of the world would cease...

-Michael J.B. Allen, The Platonism of Marsilio Ficino

Is is funny how we, so weak and so passing, can uphold an entire universe...

6 Comments:

At 7:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a link to Mozart's Requiem?

 
At 8:50 PM, Anonymous Pablo said...

What about the Day of the Dead?

 
At 9:39 PM, Anonymous Svetlana said...

What do you think about the book on death by Hieramonk Seraphim Rose?

You did promise a post on Seraphim Rose sometime back.

 
At 6:30 AM, Anonymous Trent said...

It is called The Soul after Death by Fr. Seraphim Rose.

Arturo, have you ever had this depth of emotion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgSWRicWIy4

although I prefer the Johnny Cash version to my own

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmVAWKfJ4Go

Since it is November and your favorite Blog is doing visual posts to remind of us of the last things death, judgment heaven and hell I thought these videos may be appropriate.

Memento Mori

Everyone I know goes away in the end
You can have it all my empire of dirt

 
At 6:53 AM, Blogger Arturo Vasquez said...

My favorite blog is Go Sit in the Corner.

 
At 1:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought your favorite blog was Lion and the Cardinal.

Some of the Western Culture blogs have a certain unrealistic, if not impossible, elitist, and mean spiritied approach without charity or optimism.

 

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