Posted by: HAT | October 24, 2014

an image of clouds at sunset by a modern artist

About time to forget everything

Hi, Gang!

The cloud of forgetting in relation to this world and its constraints must become more dense and more powerful than what is suggested by the two-story image of this world and the next. The prison that we fell asleep in is papered and furnished with language. The cultural interior of the prison cannot be simply left behind because language has long taken root in us as an instrument of domination. In order to liberate and renew ourselves, we need far more than the change of perspective from matter to spirit that tradition has so often embraced in a naïve Platonic fashion. We need a new language in order to plunge into the cloud of unknowing.

Dorothee Soelle, The Silent Cry: Mysticism and Resistance, translated by Barbara and Martin Rumscheidt (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2001) Nook edition 76.

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