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Boethius - The Consolation of Philosophy - The soul once cut

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004860

Type of spiritual experience

Background

Boethius uses the Platonic idea of the mortal soul [soul] and the immortal soul [higher spirit]

A description of the experience

Boethius – The Consolation of Philosophy

The soul once cut, in circles two its motion joins
Goes round and to itself returns encircling mind
And turns in patterns similar the firmament
From causes like Thou bringest forth souls and lesser lives
Which from above in chariots swift Thou dost disperse
Through sky and earth, and by Thy law benign they turn
And back to Thee they come through fire that brings them home

The source of the experience

Boethius

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