From the Reading Journal, #33a and #33b

“In mystical literature such self-contradictory phrases as “dazzling obscurity,” “whispering silence,” “teeming desert,” are continually met with. They prove that not conceptual-speech, but music rather, is the element through which we are best spoken to by mystical truth.”

“We and God have business with each other, and in opening ourselves to his influence our deepest destiny is fulfilled.”

– from The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James

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