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Tag Archives: mysticism

Mysticism and Moralism.

20-Aug-11

From the Coleman Barks interpretation of Rumi: Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other” doesn’t make any sense. Reading a lot of Rumi recently. [...]

Contemplating the weeds.

03-Jun-09

A not-bad spiritual discussion between Andrew Sullivan and Bob Wright: http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2009/05/weeds-are-beautiful.html

Aldous Huxley’s Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell.

23-Apr-09

It is a remarkable fact that before the 20th Century there were no allusive titles.  Titles were simpler then, like “Daniel Defoe” or “David Copperfield.”  St. Bernard did not call his commentary on the Song of Songs “The Kiss of His Mouth” and Shakespeare did not call Julius Caesar “Scatter the Proud.”  Crime and Punishment [...]