The Candle of Vision
Hardcover. 188 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.6in. x 0.7in.George William Russell, better known as (1867-1935), mystic, poet, painter, journalist, editor, and practical rural economist, was a pivotal figure in the Irish literary revival and in the emergence of modern Ireland. From the beginning of the twentieth century he formed life-long friendships with W. B. Yeats, George Moore, Lord Dunsany, James Stephens, Stephen Mackenna (translator of the Enneads of Plotinus), James Joyce, and other writers, thinkers, and artists, and was closely associated with the Irish National Theatre Society (later the Abbey Theatre). When I am in my room looking upon the walls I have painted I see there reflections of the personal life, but when I look through the windows I see a living nature and landscapes not painted by hands. So, too, when I meditate I feel in the images and thoughts which throng about me the reflections of personality, but there are also windows in the soul through which can be seen images created not by human but by the divine imagination. I have tried according to my capacity to report about the divine order and to discriminate between that which was self-begotte4n fantasy and that which came from a higher sphere. - , from the Preface The value of s book is raised above debate or doubt. It is, in the first place, the work of a poet. It is, apart from its arguments, a beautiful book, written in exquisite prose and filled with pictures which, whatever their origin, are of an unearthly loveliness. In the second place, it is the work of an earnest and sincere man, convinced of the truth of what he reports and determined to be as lucid and precise as the conditions of his undertaking will permit him to be. . . . There can be no doubt that has here achieved an expression of mysticism remarkable at any time, and almost unique in our times. - The New Statesman I remember how pure, holy and beautiful these imaginations seemed, how they came like crystal water sweeping aside the muddy current of my life. . . . The visible world became like a tapestry blown and stirred by winds behind it. If it would raise but an instant I knew I would be in Paradise. - This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781597313018
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From the Back Cover: Considered by some the greatest examination of the mystical life ever written, this 1918 collection gathers the poetic meditations of George William Russell, an early-20th-century adherent of theosophy, which sought the essential truth underlying all religions, systems of ethics, and philosophies.
Here, in twenty chapters that stand alone as ruminations on the mystic consciousness or that can be read as a cohesive vision of mental and spiritual life, are Russell's thoughts on:
* "The Mingling of Natures" * "Have Imaginations Body?" * "The Architecture of Dream" * "The Language of the Gods" * "Ancient Intuitions" * "The Memory of the Spirit" * and more.
Not just a window in the soul of one man, this love work offers an insightful glimpse into the soul of us all.
Title: The Candle of Vision
Publisher: Coracle Press
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Book Type: Hardcover
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