The Way of the Explorer - Edgar D. Mitchell
Way of the Explorer


  “Tens of thousands of years after developing the spoken language, humans learned the value of the written symbol. Written symbols represent the symbols of the spoken language, which in turn map the images and thoughts the mind/brain creates. Human communication, both oral and written, is then reintroduced (fed back) through the senses into the thought process to create another cycle of internal visualization and thinking. A tangled hierarchy of symbolism results from this nonlinear feedback process, which is really just a hierarchy of information. Unless care is taken to note the sources of information, it becomes a jumbled mix, an alphabet soup. Art and music are interpreted emotionally with prelinguistic functions, bypassing this jumble.
- Dr. Edgar Mitchell, The Way of the Explorer: An Apollo Astronaut's Journey Throughthe Material and Mystical Worlds, (with Dwight Williams), p.135.


The Greek Way - Edith Hamilton
Ordinary People As Monks and Mystics... - Marsha Sinetar


  “I have answered the call, however elementary the result.”
- Marsha Sinetar, Ordinary People as Monks and Mystics, p.10.


Reimagining Christianity - Alan Jones


  Reimagining Christianity: Reconnect Your Spirit without Disconnecting Your Mind

"Art is central to human flourishing. It is not an option." p.162
"When we discover an image that nourishes us and speaks to us, we are brought to the end of our rope–to the limits of language. The new becomes possible."
by Alan Jones, Dean of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco.

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