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The form [species] and perfection of all bodies is light, but in the higher bodies it is more spiritual and simple, whereas in the lower bodies it is more corporeal and multiplied. r ob e rt g r os set e st e I f early modern intellectuals read the ancient philosophers and poets such as Plato and Manilius as though they were pre-Christian theologians, they also turned to their own theological texts and commentaries in order to ponder the physical world. From these parallel traditions in science and Scripture they hypothesized a nature and structure of the universe.
E heat of the Sun at noon shining directly over a point on the Earth is an example of the power of the centric ray. m. 36 How the rays worked with each other depended on the angular “aspects” of the rays. Aspects were an astrological convention with a minimal mathematical substrate. ey were deﬁned by the distance in degrees separating two celestial bodies along the ecliptic. Over the centuries, a Let 39 ere Be Light handful of relations became, by convention (apparently inﬂuenced by Pythagorean and Platonic theory), more important than others.
It surrounded the sphere of Air, which surrounded Water, and, at the dense center of the universe, the heaviest element, Earth, se led (ﬁg. 4). 7 In De luce, Grosseteste glosses several principles of physics, variations on which we will meet in astrological logic. Light is the active force and ﬁrst corporeal Form of the universe. It unites all Ma er and exists in all Ma er. rough Light, the cosmos is both uniﬁed and hierarchical. While all bodies participate in the same Light, each body has a unique essence owing to its place in the created hierarchy.