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  • ISBN: 9780226123165
  • ISBN10: 0226123162

Eros and Magic in the Renaissance

by Ioan P. Culianu

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 12/01/1987
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Description: Translator's Note Foreword, by Mircea Eliade Acknowledgments Introduction I. Phantasms at Work 1. History of Phantasy (i) On the Inner Sense Some Preliminary Considerations The Phantasmic Pneuma (ii) Flux and Reflux of Values in the Twelfth Century Acculturation of the West How a Woman . . . (iii) The Vehicle of the Soul and Prenatal Experience 2. Empirical Psychology and the Deep Psychology of Eros (i) The Empirical Psychology of Ficino and Its Sources (ii) The Art of Memory (iii) The Phantasmic Eros and the Appeasement of Desire (iv) Phantasms at Work (v) The Depth Psychology of Ficino Descent of the Soul Melancholy and Saturn 3. Dangerous Liasons (i) Pico della Mirandola, Continuator of Ficino Giordano Bruno, a Man of the Phantasmic Past Scandal in London Mnemonic Phantasms Ambiguity of Eros At the Heart of Bruno's Doctrine Actaeon Diana The Parable of the Nine Blind Men Circe II. The Great Manipulator 4. Eros and Magic (i) Identity of Substance, Identity of Process (ii) Manipulation of Masses and of Individuals (iii) Vinculum Vinculorum (iv) Ejaculation and Retention of Semen (v) Of Magic as General Psychosociology 5. Pneumatic Magic (i) The Starting Point of Magic (ii) "Subjective" Magic and "Transitive" Magic (iii) The Conspiracy of Things (iv) The Theory of Radiations (v) Pneumatic Magic 6. Intersubjective Magic (i) Intrasubjective Magic (ii) Intersubjective Magic Higher Presences The Lures Propitious Times 7. Demonomagic (i) Some Concepts of Demonology (ii) Demons and Eros (iii) Witches and Demoniacs (iv) Demonomagic from Ficino to Giordano Bruno Classifications of Magic Trithemius of Wurzburg III. End Game 8. 1484 (i) A Wingless Fly (ii) Why Was the Year 1484 so Formidable? 9. Censoring Phantasy (i) Abolition of the Phantasmic (ii) Some Historic Paradoxes (iii) The Controversy about Asinity (iv) The Wiles of Giordano Bruno (v) A Single Reformation (vi) The Change in Ways of Envisaging the World 10. Doctor Faust, from Antioch to Seville (i) The Permissiveness of the Renaissance (ii) It Will Be Hotter in Hell! (iii) An Exhaustive Moralism: The Legend of Faust (iv) A Final Result? Note Bibliography Index of Names
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