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The Wisdom of Solomon… Stuart France

* “So many questions.” “Chief amongst which, perhaps, is why would the Temple be built by a demon?” “By the Prince of Demons?” “It may just be that we are meant to ‘subjectivise’ this story?” “In which case, the ‘temple … Continue reading

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Angels, Angels, everywhere III… Stuart France

* “The nine orders of Angelic Being mattered because the divisions echoed the Trinity and because they corresponded to the nine-fold partition of the heavens.” * * “From the Empyrean in descending order the spheres were those of the ‘first … Continue reading

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Angels, Angels, everywhere… Stuart France

* “The Elizabethans followed Medieval lines of belief with regard to the angels yet confused, omitted, or misunderstood many of the finer details.” * * “They were convinced that the angels, as agents of ‘pure intellect’, acted as intermediaries between … Continue reading

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Linking the Chain III… Stuart France

* “Despite Copernicus, the educated Elizabethan inhabited a geocentric universe whose movements were directed from a fiery, light-filled heaven, situated beyond the fixed stars, by a fiery, light-filled Super-Being.” * * “Between this, the ‘highest-heaven’, and the created universe was … Continue reading

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Linking the Chain II… Stuart France

* “The Elements, then, were not links in a simple chain but acted more as ‘inherent principles’ within the chain as a whole…” * * “Similarly, the perfected parts of inanimate nature, operated at heights far removed from what might … Continue reading

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Linking the Chain… Stuart France

* “The idea of ‘Creation’s Ladder’ as uniform and consistent must be relinquished.” * * “Many aspects of it could not be compressed into such stricture.” * * “The Four Elements, being inanimate, should, one might suppose, take their place … Continue reading

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