Re: MD FW: 'unmediated experience'

From: Scott R (
Date: Sat Apr 26 2003 - 02:38:19 BST

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    > It's a commonplace that
    > those who have 'mystical experiences' are unable to describe what has
    > happened; when they do, they inevitably use the language and images
    > prevalent in the culture that they were raised in - so a Christian with a
    > religious experience describes it in Christian terms, a Muslim in Islamic
    > terms, and so on. In other words, the experience is incorporated within an
    > ongoing tradition of interpretation.

    This is why I keep touting Franklin Merrell-Wolff. He too wraps his
    experience in terms native to his culture, but since his culture is that of
    modern intellectuals, that is, ours, his discussion is especially valuable
    to us.

    - Scott

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