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By Bruce Ross

The lectures accrued for this publication specialise in transpersonal expression - heightened states of feeling, emotion, and deeper areas of the psyche, from the Paleolithic (so-called rock art), to the medieval (Solomon Ibn Gabirol), to the trendy (Rilke), and postmodern (Haruki Murakami). This research indicates the psyche is tough stressed out for non secular event, for classy and moral expression, and that transpersonal expression in literature and the humanities is a common human exploration of possibly a basic flooring of being. the focal point of the chapters supply proof for those feedback: mysticism in Gabirol, Rumi, and Rilke; reckoning with discomfort in Murakami’s postmodern fables; non secular failure and charm within the triptychs of Bosch, Beckman, and Bacon; epiphany in Basho, Suthorn Pho, and modern international shuttle haibun; altered states in Romantic ballet; metaphysical house in Ra’anan Levy’s portray; epiphany and social communion in Paul Theroux’s go back and forth writing; maintaining the area in sleek Aboriginal paintings; the character of «big brain» recognition as inner house; visitation to the heavens in global petroglyphs and pictographs; «absolute metaphor» in conventional American haiku; and religious spaciousness as a key aspect in haiku.

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