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arsilio Ficino, one of the greatest figures of the Italian Renaissance, was born in Florence, on October 19, 1433.
Ficino, in contrast to Cornelius Agrippa, was fortunate in finding such exemplary patrons as the Medici family of Florence.
Since Ficino asserts that love is the basis of magic, and indeed, the key link that ensures the unity of the Cosmos, his Commentary on Plato's renowned work on love is of great interest.
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  FICINO - LoveToKnow Article on FICINO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Ficino differed from the majority of his contemporaries in this that, while he felt the influence of antiquity no less strongly than they did, he never lost his faith in Christianity, or contaminated his morals by contact with paganism.
Cosimo employed almost the last hours of his life in listening to Ficinos reading of a treatise on the highest good; while Lorenzo, in a poem on true happiness, described him as the mirror of the world, the nursling of sacred muses, the harmonizer of wisdom and beauty in complete accord.
Besides the works already noticed, Ficino composed a treatise on the Christian religion, which was first given to the world in 1476, a translation into Italian of Dantes De monarchia, a life of Plato, and numerous essays on ethical and semi-philosophical subjects.
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 Marsilio Ficino   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Marsilio Ficino (also known by his Latin name, Marsilius Ficinus (1433 - 1499) was one of the most influential humanist philosophers of the early Italian Renaissance, a reviver of Neoplatonism who was in touch with every major academic thinker and writer of his day.
When Cosimo decided to refound Palto's Academy at Florence, his choice to head it was Marsilio, who made the classic translation of Plato from Greek to Latin (published in 1482), as well as of the Hermetic Corpus, and the writings of many of the Neoplatonists, for example Porphyry, Plotinus, et al.
Marsilio Ficino's main work was his treatise on the immortality of the soul (Theologia Platonica de immortalitate animae).
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 Composing the Present Moment: celebrating the insights of Marsilio Ficino
Ficino asserts that a healthy life is a musical life -- an appealing insight from the past for the miilions of people on the planet whose principal psychological nourishment is from music.
Ficino's approach calls for a cultivation of the external environment as a source of imagery for an ecology of the soul (a point made by Ernst Cassirer).
Plotino, Ficino and Vico as precursors of archetypal psychology.
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Ficino seemed to understand the principles of every art and to embody in himself the Renaissance ideal of the complete man. He was first of all philosopher, but he was also scholar, doctor, musician and priest.
Ficino's 'discovery' of the immortality of the soul was particularly important in the revival of religion during the next century.
For Ficino the immortality and divinity of the soul was the basis of 'the dignity of Man', which the artists and writers of the Renaissance sought to express in countless ways.
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 Marsilio Ficino - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Marsilio Ficino's main original work was his treatise on the immortality of the soul (Theologia Platonica de immortalitate animae).
Bust of Marsilio Ficino by Andrea Ferrucci in Florence's Cathedral.
Marsilio Ficino, Three Books on Life (De vita libri tres) translated by Carol V. Kaske and John R. Clarke, with notes and commentaries and including the latin text on facing pages, The Renaissance Society of America (Vol.
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 Skyscript: The Influence of Marsilio Ficino - by Sue Toohey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Ficino appears to be profoundly influenced by the fact that his ascendant is in Aquarius and Saturn, ruler of Aquarius, is rising at the time of his birth.
Ficino found in these hermetic texts an astrology that was completely in keeping with not only the Christian tradition but also his vision of humanity, its dignity and its central position in the cosmos.
Ficino places Hermes Trismegistus, believed to be author of these ancient texts, as head of the hierarchy of greatest philosophers, believing him to be the greatest philosopher, the greatest priest and the greatest king.
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 Astrological Influences of Chiron
Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499) was a Florentine Christian philosopher, astrologer, priest and physician and one of the leading figures of the Italian Renaissance.
Ficino taught that by living an aesthetic, religious and philosophic life and aligning one’s energies with the divine nature of the planets and stars that a person could reconnect with his own higher divinity, with God, this aspiration being the purpose of life and one’s reason for being.
Ficino chose to ignore these elements and used the positive potential of a person’s birth chart and of the planets in general as a guide to help him come into “alignment” with his own inner divinity or that part of the World Soul through the planets that was divine Spirit like his own.
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 Marsilio Ficino Bibliography
Marsilio Ficino (1433 - 1499) was the major philosopher of the Florentine Renaissance.
The secular is sacred : Platonism and Thomism in Marsilio Ficino's Platonic theology.
Marsilio Ficino e il ritorno di Platone : mostra di manoscritti stampe e documenti 17 maggio-16 giugno 1984 : catalogo.
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 Marsilio Ficino Chart Horoscope Portrait
The conflict Marsilio experienced between the Christian ethic (3) and the knowledge he was uncovering and presenting is evident.
In this alignment explanation, Ficino cautions against being too negative with the planets and he sees that the Pythagorean Maguses had devised methods to break up the rigidity of Saturn.(7) Ficino discusses his melancholia often and perhaps this is why he identifies these Saturnine remedies often.
Ficino tells us in his dedication letters to Lorenzo De Medici, Fillipi Valtori, and the King of Hungary that his hopes are that they will study his books and lead long and healthy lives.
www.forumonastrology.com /astrologers/ficino.html   (2132 words)

 About Marsilio Ficino
Marsilio Ficino was in touch with every major writer and thinker of his time.
Marsilio Ficino accomplished a lot of works before his death in 1499 leaving behind lots of things for others to build on in both fields.
Astrology is a fascinating field, one that people like Marsilio Ficino helped to make and it is available to you to help you learn about yourself and other people and to make communications better between all people.
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 Astrology: The Astrology of Marsilio Ficino: Divination or Science? by Angela Voss
Ficino is clearly talking about an insight more akin to Revelation than human reason, yet this is not a Revelation directly from God to a passive recipient - it demands the active participation of the individual through the particular way he perceives patterns and signs in nature.
Ficino describes it as incorporeal, adding 'if one pays attention to this signification, it is the thought of God who speaks that one comprehends.' He observes that in speaking, signification is a product of soul, that it is direct, unmediated, and cannot be related to sensible things.
Very early in his career, Ficino playfully associated the singing of an Orphic Hymn to the Cosmos with the gift of a benefice from his patron Cosimo, and this is only one of many examples of his natural ability to 'read the signs' and find meaningful significance in the coincidence of events.
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 Kepler College located in Lynnwood, Washington
Marsilio Ficino’s use of astrology is subordinated to philosophy as a means to "capture the gifts of the celestials." Ficino’s De Vita Coelitus Comparanda represents the practical application of Platonic, Neoplatonic, and Hermetic philosophy via sympathetic magic.
Ficino was ordained a priest in 1473, and in 1487 Lorenzo had him made a canon of the Cathedral of Florence.
Marsilio was deeply committed to promoting the immortality of the soul, he opposed the established Church doctrine of creation ex nihlio, and in his application of astrology for care of the soul and body, placed particular emphasis on imbibing the virtue of the Sun ("solarian gifts").
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 Marsilio Ficino
Ficino considered Platonic Theology to be his magnum opus and it is considered by many modern scholars to be the most characteristic work of Renaissance philosophy.
As in Plotinus, Ficino's metaphysics centred on the relationship of man to the divine, that is, of Soul to the One, a relationship mediated by the intelligible‑intellectual world of the ideal archetypes of things, that is, by Mind.
Ficino's hierarchy of being is, accordingly, not static in the sense that an ontological gulf separates its spheres.
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 Kepler College located in Lynnwood, Washington
Ficino’s work with astrology and ritual led him into a controversial area of study known at the time as magic.
Similar to his explanations on celestial music theory, Ficino reports that there is power in figures, numbers and rays, and likewise colors as they are particular lights (rays).(35) Talismans with celestial images by their harmonious rays influence our spirits secretly, just as music does.
If Ficino had but one recommendation to make to his reader it would be this: obtain knowledge of your horoscope and live your life in harmony with the celestials that favor you.
www.kepler.edu /articles/student/2q2000birch.html   (2278 words)

 glbtq >> social sciences >> Ficino, Marsilio
Marsilio Ficino, born October 19, 1433 in Figline near Florence, was the son of the physician to Cosimo de' Medici.
Boyle calls Ficino "the joyful philosopher," writing, "in his philosophy joy was the ultimate human passion, the consummation of the ascent from the body to God in the overflow of the contemplation of the true, the beautiful, and the good.
Ficino's view of platonic love, a deep spiritual as well as physical bond between men with a shared thirst for beauty and knowledge, is complex.
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Ficino became an ardent admirer of Plato and a propagator of Platonism, or rather neo-Platonism, to an unwarranted degree, going so far as to maintain that Plato should be read in the
Ficino closer to the spirit of the Church.
Ficino follows this line of thought in speaking of the human soul, which he considered as the image of the God-head, a part of the great chain of
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 Marsillio Ficino
Cosimo de'Medici schenkte ihm ein Haus in Careggi bei Florenz, das Ficino in Anlehnung an die von Platon gegründete Schule als Akademie bezeichnete und in dem sich ein Kreis zusammenfand, der als Akademie von Florenz in die Geschichte der Philosophie eingegangen ist.
Ficinos eigene philosophische Arbeiten stehen in der Tradition des Neuplatonismus.
Ficino legt seiner Philosophie den neuplatonischen Gedanken einer fünfgliedrigen Seinshierarchie (Gott, Engel, Seele, Körper, Qualität) zugrunde.
www.philosophenlexikon.de /ficino.htm   (299 words)

 Ficino, Marsilio - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Ficino, Marsilio
Ficino founded a Platonic Academy in Florence in 1462.
The poet Politian and the painter Sandro Botticelli are among those whose work reflects the philosophy of beauty he had derived from his study of Plato.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
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 On Marsilio Ficino
This is a profound test of Ficino's ability to ignore the socially accepted mind-set of the period (1470s) and incorporate this new knowledge into the renaissance collective perspective.
In this alignment explanation, Ficino cautions against being too negative with the planets and he sees that the Pythagorean Maguses had devised methods to break up the rigidity of Saturn.(7) Ficino discusses his melancholia often and perhaps this is why he identifies these Saturnine remedies often.
Ficino tells us in his dedication letters to Lorenzo De Medici, Fillipi Valtori, and the King of Hungary that his hopes are that they will study his books and lead long and healthy lives.
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 Marsilio Ficino
Marsilio Ficino, filosofo italiano (Figline Valdarno 1433 - Careggi 1499).
Attraverso la dottrina platonica, Marsilio Ficino vede la possibilità di operare una saldatura tra religione e filosofia tesa a un rinnovamento dell'uomo.
L'opera di Marsilio Ficino ebbe un'importanza straordinaria nella storia della cultura: per vari secoli i dotti europei conobbero Platone e i neoplatonici quasi sempre attraverso le traduzioni e i commenti ficiniani.
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 Marsilio Ficino - Marsile Ficin
Figlio di un medico della Val d'Arno, Marsilio Ficino nacque il 19 ottobre 1433, a Figline.
E così, varî incarichi ecclesiastici permisero a Marsilio di dedicarsi interamente tra il 1474 e il 1497 alle traduzioni in latino di Platone, di Plotino, di Proclo, di Sinesio, di Porfirio, di Giamblico, di Psello e dello Pseudo-Dionigi.
Marsilio Ficino morì il 1 ottobre 1499 nella sua Firenze, dopo la caduta del Savonarola, mentre l'Europa, di lì a poco, avrebbe riconosciuto la portata epocale del suo pensiero affidato a molte stampe italiane, svizzere, tedesche e francesi delle sue opere. 
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 Amazon.com: The Letters of Marsilio Ficino Vol 7 (Liber VIII): Books: Marsilio Ficino,Clement Salaman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
This seventh volume of Marsilio Ficino's letters sheds new light on the life and intellectual development of one of the Renaissance's leading figures.
As head of the Platonic Academy in Florence, Ficino helped set the intellectual and spiritual foundations of the Italian Renaissance, the reverberations of which were felt throughout Western Europe for centuries to come.
Ficino's letters offer key insights into this philosophical and artistic movement and into the lives of the extraordinary people who led it.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0856831921?v=glance   (418 words)

 Primary texts - online resources for neoplatonic studies - International Society for Neoplatonic Studies
Marsilio Ficino, Libri tres de vita sana, de vita longa, de vita celitus comparanda, 1503 Venice edition (PDF)
Marsilio Ficino, Pimander, seu De potestate et sapientia Dei per Marsilium Ficinum traductus, 1471 edition (PDF)
Marsilio Ficino, Platon, Translatus et commentatus per Marsilem Ficinum, 1491 Venice edition vol.1.
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 Ficino, Marsilio articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
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Ficino, Marsilio FICINO, MARSILIO [Ficino, Marsilio], 1433-99, Italian philosopher.
Under the patronage of Cosimo de' Medici, Ficino became the most influential exponent of Platonism in Italy in the 15th cent.
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