The smell of God: scent trails from Ficino to Baudelaire

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Wourm, Nathalie;
(2003)
  • Publisher: Philomel Productions Ltd
  • Subject: CAL

God has a smell. Or rather, our sense of smell can bring us to a deeper knowledge of God. This is one aspect of a theory which runs through much of European history from the Renaissance onwards, with fluctuating intensity and with fundamental variations. It has been ref... View more
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    1. Ficino, Platonic Theology Volume I (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2001). See in particular books I11 & IV.

    2. Ficino, Commentary on Phtoi Symposium on Love (tr. Sears Jane, Dallas: Spring Publications, 1985), pp.84-7.

    3. Walter Pagel, Paracelsus: An Introduction to Philosophical Medicine in the Era of the Renaissance (Basel: S. Karger, 1958), pp.2 13-27.

    4. See in particular his Astronomia Magna.

    5. John Joseph Stoudt, Sunrise to Eternity: A Study in &cob Boehmei Life and Thought (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1957), pp.22, 100-101.

    6. Jacob Boehme, The Signature ofAll Things and Other Writings (Cambridge & London: James Clarke & Co. Ltd, 1969), p.88.

    7. ibid., p.82.

    8. ibid., p.213.

    9. O n Leibniz's influence on Swedenborg, see Inge Jonsson, Swedenborgs Korrespondensliira (Stockolm & Goteborg & Uppsala: Almqvist & Wirksell, 1969), p.403.

    10. ibid., p.394.

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