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- noun Appearance or image; a phantasm; a spectral image; also, a mental image or idea.
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- noun An insubstantial
image; a spectreor phantom
- noun A
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Its eternal fate, unlike that of mens or idolum, is not predetermined.
It acts as intermediary between the divine and imperishable mens and the material and perishable idolum.
The lowest part is idolum, the sensory faculties that are linked through the body to the material world, the world of sensation.
If it chooses to be ruled by idolum, its link to the material and mortal body, it will perish.
It can turn to the divine light streaming into the soul through mens, but it can also choose to turn downward to idolum.
All of them involve giving mens free range, while restraining idolum and corporeal influences.
In terms of the threefold psychology defined in De occulta philosophia, reason (ratio) has cast its lot with the material and sensual part of the soul, idolum, and has turned away from the higher part of the soul, mens or intellect.
Et per istum modum immolant filios et filias, et multi homines per istum ritum moriuntur ante idolum illud, et multa alia abominabilia facit populus iste bestialis, et multa mirabilia vidi inter eos quæ nolui hic inserere.
Ad illud idolum peregrinantur Indi, sicut nos ad S.
Tunc ambo vadunt ad idolum aureum, vel argenteum, facientes orationes in hac forma.