By Bruce Ross

The lectures amassed for this e-book specialize in transpersonal expression - heightened states of feeling, emotion, and deeper areas of the psyche, from the Paleolithic (so-called rock art), to the medieval (Solomon Ibn Gabirol), to the fashionable (Rilke), and postmodern (Haruki Murakami). This learn indicates the psyche is difficult stressed out for non secular adventure, for cultured and moral expression, and that transpersonal expression in literature and the humanities is a common human exploration of possibly a primary flooring of being. the point of interest of the chapters supply facts for those feedback: mysticism in Gabirol, Rumi, and Rilke; reckoning with ache in Murakami’s postmodern fables; religious failure and style within the triptychs of Bosch, Beckman, and Bacon; epiphany in Basho, Suthorn Pho, and modern international trip haibun; altered states in Romantic ballet; metaphysical area in Ra’anan Levy’s portray; epiphany and social communion in Paul Theroux’s shuttle writing; maintaining the realm in smooth Aboriginal paintings; the character of «big brain» realization as inner house; visitation to the heavens in global petroglyphs and pictographs; «absolute metaphor» in conventional American haiku; and religious spaciousness as a key aspect in haiku.

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