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  • Title: Chapter: About the Author, the People, and the Background of this Book
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    • looking at the earth beneath their feet, at their fellow-men, and at the blue
    • discovery of the shape of the earth, the rebirth of geographic learning lost in
    • Ages even the high places of the earth itself were regarded with reverence
    • warned man never to lift his head out of the dust of earth, but always to
    • As Renaissance man learned to take possession of the earth with his
    • earthly things was considered too great if, for example, it would enhance
    • Convinced that they were living in the “last days” of the earth, men
    • visited by repeated earthquakes, one of which shook Basel with such force that
    • about to cast themselves upon the earth.
    • and thirsting” as very few who have walked this earth have been able to do.
    • Like all mystics, he loved animals and flowers, and his greatest earthly joy
    • Christ upon earth; and in the little Swiss town of Einsiedeln in Canton
    • the rocks of the earth. Meanwhile he came to know the home life of the
    • me. But with me it was as when a seed is hidden in the earth. Contrary to
    • earthquakes, plagues and famine, while robbers and outlaws frequented the
    • and the shape of the earth. But this was too much for the local clergy, and
    • life on earth. Their struggles, tensions, and resolutions epitomize the
  • Title: Chapter: Agrippa of Nettesheim and Theophrastus Paracelsus
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    • the “fact” that the earth is round had once been discovered, all
    • creation,” represents a progress similar to the insight that the earth is
    • consider is something great: there is nothing in Heaven and on earth which is
    • also calls the great limbus) into the four elements, water, earth, fire, and
    • life which stirs and moves, such as men, animals, the worms in the earth,
    • from Adam. The flesh that is from Adam is a coarse flesh, for it is earthly
    • bound or grasped, for it is not made of earth.” What is the flesh that is
    • earth, water, air, and fire, we still have. We call these four
    • for which we have the designations: solid, liquid, aeriform, etheriform. Earth,
    • for instance, for the ancients was not earth but the “solid.” The
  • Title: Chapter: Cardinal Nicolas of Cusa
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    • for he held the point of view that the earth is a moving heavenly body like
    • sentence against the teaching of Copernicus: “The earth is a coarse and
    • associated with the body as it is in earthly life, is primarily directed toward
  • Title: Chapter: Giordano Bruno and Angelus Silesius
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    • ancestors had in antiquity and in the Middle Ages. To the latter, the earth
    • directly to the soul or the spirit. The objects and events of the earth
    • Through Copernicus the earth became for man a fellow creation among the
    • earth which appeared to man as being different, he could now attribute only
    • in different ways about the phenomena of this earth and about those of the
    • to the sensory world, like the things of the earth. He could no longer seek
    • longer the things of this earth alone which could express their nature out of
    • say: The earth is a star among stars, subject to the same laws as other
    • the stars as worlds that are completely analogous to our earth; he enlarged
    • the vision of scientific thinking beyond the earth; he no longer thought of
    • earth, even though Bruno still thought of the sensory as of something
    • admirable for their artistic form. He floats above all earthly existence
  • Title: Chapter: Introduction
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    • line, without any change in its velocity. But the earth also exercises an
    • it an impulse, it would have fallen vertically to the earth. During the fall
    • earth.”
  • Title: Chapter: Valentin Weigel and Jacob Boehme
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    • earth and also the external world, then this is true; for everything has its

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