Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Evelyn Underhill, Mysticism - 3
p. 10: "Some see Faith as Dante saw Beatrice: an adorable yet intangible figure, found in this world yet revealing the next."
"...must deliberately break with our inveterate habit of taking the 'visible world' for granted; our lazy assumption that somehow science is 'real' and metaphysics is not."
I hear in this sentence a hint of the kind of sight that mysticism gives you, i.e., an ability to look at what catches your attention in this world and see in it/them/her/him another piece of the revelation of the Real.