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"A mind lively and at ease" is a blog by a first-generation Russian-Ukrainian immigrant Maria K. (Maria Igorevna Kuroshchepova). An engineer by education, an analyst by trade, as well as a writer, photographer, artist and amateur model, Maria brings her talent for weaving an engaging narrative to stories of life, fashion and style advice, book and movie reviews, and common-sense and to-the-point essays on politics and economy.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Definition of the anima from a medieval text

"I am the flower of the field and the lily of the valleys. I am the mother of fair love and of fear and of knowledge and of holy hope. ...I am the mediator of the elements, making one agree with another. That which is warm I make cold and the reverse, and that which is dry I make moist and the reverse, and that which is hard I soften. ...I am the law in the priest and the word in the prophet and the counsel in the wise. I will kill and I will make to live and there is none that can deliver out of my hand."

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