Marsilio Ficino’s

"De vita coelitus comparanda" Marsilia Ficina jako przedstawienie hermetycznych praktyk odnowy człowieka
Marsilio Ficino’s "De vita coelitus comparanda" as a presentation of hermetic practices of human’s rebirth

Author(s): Magdalena Olejnik
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: Marsilio Ficino; De vita coelitus comparanda; human’s rebirth;

Summary/Abstract: The aim of this article is a reconstruction and interpretation of Marsilio Ficino’s thoughts presented in De vita coelitus camparanda that, having a hermetic tinge to it, concern an idea of human’s religious tranformation. In the article I attempt to demonstrate that De vita coelitus camparanda is a treaty of religious character which, contrary to the author’s intentions, is closer to pagan religiousness than the christian one. Natural-magical efforts oficially presented by Ficino and efforts of demonic and ceremonial character suggested by him in some parts of the text constitute a complex of religious practices of hermetic origin that serve a purpose of human evolution. Methodology characteristic of magic — methodology that is subjectivistic but at the same time assumes that the human is a cosmos in micro scale, and a truly hermetic vision of reality indicate such a path of human’s rebirth that has no purely personal or local meaning but possesses a cosmic dimension.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 24
  • Page Range: 19-43
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: Polish