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After this intellect follows and is divided by essence into seven intellects, which participate by essence as unities in life and being. The first intellect is Kronos (Saturnus); the second is Rhea (Ops), in which there are three fonts, namely the crater of souls, the font of virtues, and of nature; the third is Zeus (Iuppiter), the first Demiurge of the intellectual world in which the second exemplars are located, namely the intellectual exemplars, since the first are the intelligible exemplars. These three intellectual parts correspond to three intellective Gods, the guardians and Kouretes.15

Marsilio Ficino Three Books On Life Pdf

Reviewed by: The Hermetic Writings and Related Documents Darin Hayton Lodovico Lazzarelli . The Hermetic Writings and Related Documents. Ed. Wouter J. Hanegraaff and Ruud M. Bouthoorn. Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies 281. Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2005. xii + 356 pp. index. bibl. $45. ISBN: 0-86698-324-4. Lodovico Lazzarelli's place in the hermetic revival in the Renaissance has rested largely on two texts: his translation of the last three books of the Corpus Hermeticum and his own Crater Hermetis. Lefèvre d'Étaples published Lazzarelli's Crater in 1505 alongside Marsilio Ficino's translations of the Pimander and the Asclepius. In 1507, Symphorien Champier printed Lazzarelli's translation of the Hermetica under the title Diffinitiones Asclepii. With characteristic prescience, P. O. Kristeller drew attention to the importance of the hermetic tradition in his 1938 article on Ficino and Lazzarelli. Two decades later D. P. Walker interpreted Lazzarelli's texts within the framework of Renaissance magic. Unlike Ficino's magic, which was both orthodox and astrological, Walker claimed that Lazzarelli's was neither. Frances Yates considered Lazzarelli the most enthusiastic and exaggerated hermetist when she incorporated him into her work on Giordano Bruno. While both Walker and Yates understood Lazzarelli's hermetism to be deeply [End Page 831] religious (if dangerous), their works contributed to an image of Lazzarelli as practicing hermetic magic. One of the achievements of the current volume is to refocus attention on Lazzarelli's religious and prophetic interests.


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