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  • In vegetal creatures what sovereignty love hath, by many pregnant proofs and familiar examples may be proved, especially of palm-trees, which are both he and she, and express not a sympathy but a love-passion, and by many observations have been confirmed.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Birotteau, to give the book its fuller title, has neither plot nor progress of love-passion.


  • This very ancient Celtic myth, reinterpreted under the influence of the cortezia of the Western troubadours — whence the name “ro - mance” given to the work — became the very paradigm of all love-passion, of all love “subjected” to constantly renewed trials and separations, which can only lead lovers to the supreme rendezvous in death.


  • Only in Europe, therefore, did the love-passion deploy all its powers, both for civilization and for anarchy, and become for centuries not only the great inspiring theme of poetry, the novel, the theater, and music, but also the central problem of individual and social morality.


  • Thus the love-passion arose, was avowed, and was developed in a context in which men were able to conceive it as a symbol and reflection of the relations between the soul and its God.


  • But though it is true that heresy cannot survive the death of orthodoxy, it is also quite true that the love-passion is nurtured by the same sources as the Occidental religions and that it is con - demned to perish to the extent that these religions will cease to animate it, combat it, and be combatted by it.


  • Pierre Abélard of Brittany, poet, philosopher, theologian, and the greatest “Doctor” of his time, was also the first hero of the love-passion, that is to say, of love frustrated by encountering in - creasingly tragic obstacles, and exalted in the resulting torment.


  • The story of Tristan and Isolde remains the eternal prototype of the love-passion discovered or invented by the poetry of the south of France but transposed in the more somber and tempestuous climate of Brit - tany, Ireland, and Wales.


  • The soul has not come to know the splendour There; it has not felt and clutched to itself that love-passion of vision known to lover come to rest where he loves.

    The Six Enneads.

  • In the state of anger, or love-passion, for instance, the aura is violently disturbed, deep shades of color whirling and swirling in the depths and surface of the auric body.

    The Human Aura Astral Colors and Thought Forms


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