Josh Brage

Christian Mysticism
April 6, 2007, 2:52 pm
Filed under: High-Five, Philosophical

P. Brian has this . . .

“We are being driven mad by our harried, hurried, frantic, frenzied lives. And people instinctively know we were not meant to live this way…We long for the mystical experiences that are nurtured in silence and solitude. In the technological madness of the ubiquitous television, radio, cell phone, internet, Blackberry and iPod there is a means of communication that is not technological — it is communication with God; it is mystical. I’m convinced that a return to Christian mysticism is essential if we want to save our soul — not from hell in eternity, but from the madness of this present age.”

“Imagination does not breed insanity. Exactly what does breed insanity is reason. Poets do not go mad, but chess-players do. Mathematicians go mad; but creative artists very seldom…Poetry is sane because it floats easily on the infinite sea; reason seeks to cross the infinite sea, and so make it finite. The result is mental exhaustion…The poet only asks to get his head into the heavens. It is the logician who seeks to get the heavens into his head. And it is his head that splits.”


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