Bruno, Giordano – Cause, principle and unity - 12 The Fifth Dialogue
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Giordano Bruno – from Cause, principle and unity
The premier intelligence embraces everything in a single, absolutely perfect idea, and the divine mind and the absolute unity, with no species, is that which understands and that which is understood simultaneously. So that, to ascend to perfect knowledge, we proceed by grouping and restricting the many, just as unity, descending to the production of things, proceeds by unfolding into many.
The descent moves from a single being to an infinity of individuals and innumerable species; the ascent moves from the latter to the former.