from Chapter 2
Once born into the physical world, human beings quickly forget the unity from which they have sprung and see only multiplicity. But as there is an outward movement of creation that stems from the One, so there is a return, for, if man so desires, he may be drawn back to his source through the power of love.
This is achieved by following a clearly defined route. In Ficino’s words, it is a path that “by restoring us, formerly divided, to a whole, leads us back to heaven.”
Love is awoken by beauty. The beauty of every world is a reflection of the beauty of God...