Spiritual Awakening in the Italian RenaissancewithBetty Kovács

Books Mentioned In This Interview

betty kovacs the miracle of death: there is nothing but life karl enenkel petrarch and his readers in the renaissance tim parks medici money mark pattison isaac casaubon, 1559 - 1614 peter kingsley ancient philosophy, mystery and magic michael shephard friend to mankind: marcelino ficino, 1433 - 1499 william shakespeare the tempest james robinson the nag hammadi library giovanni pico della mirandola oration on the dignity of man francis a yates the rosicrucian enlightenment daniel matt the zohar margaret barker the great angel dionysius the areopagite the celestial hierarchy dale kent cosimo de' medici and the florentine renaissance lauro martines fire in the city: savonarola and the struggle for the soul of renaissance florence

Betty J. Kovács, PhD, taught symbolic/mythic language for twenty-five years. She has served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Jung Society of Claremont, California, and sits on the Academic Advisory Board of Forever Family Foundation. Dr. Kovacs is author of Merchants of Light: The Consciousness That Is Changing the World, winner of The Scientific and Medical Network 2019 Book Prize and a Nautilus Silver Award. She has also written The Miracle of Death: There Is Nothing But Life. Her website is www.kamlak.com.

Here she describes the Italian Renaissance as a time when people began to celebrate the beauty of the human body, the dignity of worldly human life, and the potential of people to reach for new cultural accomplishments – while remaining mindful of the divinity within, as expressed in the art and insights of the high middle ages. Hermeticism and kabbalah were part of this awakening that was largely stimulated by a growing awareness of ancient cultures.

(Recorded on January 24, 2021)


Published on February 15, 2021


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