Deformed animals take beautiful forms in the heavens. Metals
which lack luster shine when in their own planets. For neither man, nor
animals, nor metals, exist here as they there exist. For whatever happens here,
occurs there with greater vigor. The virtues, which separate and multiply in
matter, there combine and unify. Clearly, as the Platonists say: ideas are not
the only part of living life and developing reason; illumination, lifebringing
and unification, conforming to superior agencies; these are the reasons by
which one develops intelligence and memory of the forms.