images and thoughts from Sean Kramer
"Humans do not live very long,
and having seen just a part they boast of having seen the whole."

"We make assertions and denials of what is next to it,
but never of it."
Dionysius the Areopagite

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Esoteric Simplifications: A Character of Our Time

(photo taken in the White Mountains, NH)

"Although the doctrine of the transcendent unity of the Intellect is affirmed by all revealed scriptures, it nevertheless remains esoteric in that it cannot be transmitted to everyone without the risk of a misleading simplification.
"The chief danger is that, in its effort to comprehend, the imagination may concieve of the unity of the Spirit or Intellect, as a sort of material unity.  This would lead to the obscuring of the distinction between God and creation, as well as the essential uniqueness of each individual creature."
Titus Burkhardt

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Puer Senex

A distemper painting, done on plaster--13x15 inches