Planets Within - Thomas Moore [Planetary Magic]
Renaissance planetary magic is epitomised in Marsilio Ficino, philosopher-priest-magus to the Medici family. This book lays out Ficino's approach to magic: his concept of the soul, its relation to the planetary powers, and the psychological spirituality which links them. For people interested in the roots of planetary magic practised today, this is a rich, thoughtful book. There are ten pages given to Ficino's understanding of each of the seven sacred planets, which are in themselves profoundly useful to introduce the Renaissance understandings.
N.l.: Lindisfarne Books, 1982. Paperback, 227 pages. New.