Saturday, October 15, 2016

`In Hope of Illumination'

“There are two sets of readings: the trusted great texts, studied with devotion in hope of illumination, and the accident reports and fever charts of our condition, studied with revulsion for prophylactic purposes. (They are very roughly as books to articles.) The trouble in educating our young on the latter is that they become fixed on curing evils rather than achieving good.” 

[Eva Brann, Open Secrets/Inward Prospects: Reflections on World and Soul, Paul Dry Books, 2004.] 

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