Worlds in motion and the domain of nature
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Considering existence as becoming, by focusing on relations and process rather than on essence and form, the representatives of perennial philosophy reduced the distance between God and nature, including human nature, taking for granted their own capacity to intervene in the process. In the brief survey of Shakespeare's understanding of nature and its relationship with the divine, one can notice that he was familiar both with theology and with the postulates of perennial philosophy. The epitome of thinking the world as continuously becoming is conceiving it in musical harmonies, since music is the kinetic art by definition. Theatre itself appears as an art of becoming, a world in motion that exposes the dynamics of history, and in doing so attempts to be part of the change. Spring and the rich harvest of summer are hypostatizations of God's beauty and bounty in nature, the two concepts being also tightly connected by Ficino, since beauty is the splendor of the divine goodness.