Godwin, Joscelyn - Harmonies of Heaven and Earth - The Planets
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Joscelyn Godwin – Harmonies of Heaven and Earth
…. If the soul were to rise from earth and head for the stars through the Copernican/Newtonian cosmos, not only might it miss several spheres altogether, but far from breaking out of the limits of material existence to emerge in Heaven, it would continue endlessly through our scattered space …. When in the 17th century this structure [the Copernican] was revealed … it was misunderstood, the literal sense supplanted the symbolic meaning. The new cosmology contributed to the devaluation of Spirit and Soul and the destruction of man as microcosm.