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On the Animation of Statues

On the Animation of Statues

by Brian Cotnoir

Published by Khepri Press

5.5"x8.5", 32p, b+w, xeroxed, stapled

$10.00

Is a collection of quotes, primary sources, notes and comments on the late-antiquity practice of “ensouling” statues in order to commune with the gods. Drawing from Iamblichus, Proclus, Greek Magical Papyri, Corpus Hermeticum, hymns, poetry and music, although the practice is never explicitly described, a hazy outline emerges. One thing, the composition of statues and talismans is, like alchemy, a hieratic art.

 

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