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The Golden Ass - The Hermetic Library Blog
Hermetic Library Fellow T Polyphilus reviews The Golden Ass by Apuleius, translated by Robert Graves. Although the vulgar take the donkey as a symbol of ignorance and stupidity, occultists and magicians know better. Cornelius Agrippa, in his Vanity of the Arts and Sciences, praises the ass as a paradigm of virtue. Giordano Bruno, whose heliocentrism was wedded to …