Deliverance: The Freeing of the Spirit in the Ancient World

Deliverance: The Freeing of the Spirit in the Ancient World

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Deliverance: The Freeing of the Spirit in the Ancient World

Deliverance: The Freeing of the Spirit in the Ancient World

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We have Homer's word for it, that not all dreams are from Zeus. No truly! Dreams are as foolish as the gibbering of souls in Orcus-- till they, souls or dreams, have drunk the blood of waking. But a wise country lies before the gates of sleep, and vistas of insight come to them who are waiting there. Very different from dreams, these wakeful watches of the night, when thought, disentangled from the day's variety, is spontaneous and limpid.

Recently with me such waking hours have been made peaceful by thought of freedom from anxiety over the ways of men, even by thought of that final peace or freed activity, which is death. But however fruitful or fruitless these "night thoughts," there surely follows the disturbing yet wholesome correction of the forenoon's intending of the mind. For be sure, O possible gentle reader, that I subject to the sober verification of the day whatever in the watches of the night came as happy intuition.

Often turning back through my scattered . . .

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