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


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...


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

although I prefer the Johnny Cash version to my own

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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