Sublunar


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Sublunar

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

The ancient geocentric concept of the universe arranged the Sun, Moon, and planets in concentric, moving, crystalline spheres around a stable Earth at the center of the solar system. Because the Moon is closest to Earth, it is the last celestial body. Everything that is sublunar (below the Moon) belongs to this terrestrial, earthly realm. In classical astrology, astrological forces were viewed as having an influence in the sublunar realm, but not in the celestial realm.

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Las ideas platonicas van perdiendo asi su inicial caracter daimonico (simbolico) y se van resecando como conceptos, como objetos logicos que, para Aristoteles al menos, ya no ejercen ninguna influencia en el mundo sublunar: el mundo de las ideas, desencantado, ha quedado reducido a un preciso sistema de clasificacion que corre el peligro de resultar esteril (y en este contexto Aristoteles encuentra en la amistad el principal recurso con el que asegurar o cuando menos propiciar las relaciones humanas o la humanizacion de las relaciones).
In contrast to the untouchable immortality of Ovid's transformation "beyond the stars," Pushkin's immortality is conditional, dependent on the "sublunar," earthly, physical existence of an earthly poet capable of transforming Pushkin's works into yet others.
Thomas would hesitate to reckon this an apodictic proof of God's existence; but the Fourth Way, the argument from gradation, hints at the fact that our every experience of sublunar beauty is grounded in some intuition of the summum pulchrum: God, the sovereign Beauty beyond all beautiful creations.
This new cosmology, which greatly expanded the imagined size of the cosmos, also included the Platonic idea of a corruptible sublunar realm, with everything beyond the moon being incorruptible (the circular motion of the sun, moon, and planets was thought to embody perfection).
Es decir, todos los procesos y entidades que existen y se desarrollan en el mundo sublunar dependen de la necesidad impresa por los movimientos eternos de los cuerpos celestes.
Procurando recalcar el papel de [phrase omitted] como otro ([phrase omitted]) en el modelo aristotelico, resulta perentorio indicar que frente al mundo sublunar donde todo acaece bajo los 4 elementos, donde las entidades son compuestas ([phrase omitted]) y el movimiento rectilineo es el que prima, [phrase omitted] resulta ser otro ([phrase omitted]) en su condicion de forma pura.