Villa Nova, Arnaldus de - Opera Omnia – On Cures for lovesickness
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Dr Linda Phyllis Austern – Musical treatments for lovesickness
Arnald of Villanova …. Recommends pleasant music sung or played on instruments for the treatment of amoris heroici, not unlike the musical instruments and pleasant voices he recommends for the cerebral disorders of mania and melancholy, both of which, of course, produced symptoms similar to lovesickness.
His love-curative music is typically listed between the equally healing properties of such aesthetically and physically restorative agents as flowers and sleep.
The source of the experienceAlchemy
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
SuppressionsBeauty, art and music
Communing with nature
Listening to music