On The Animation Of Statues

Cotnoir, Brian

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“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.

Included is a translation Michal Psellos’ Epistle 187 a text on the animation of statues.”, stapled, 21,5 x 14 cm, 32 pages, (New York) 2016