Tuesday, April 17, 2012

News at Eleven: Indeed, [Peter] Cole's multifaceted elucidation

of these jewels shows that he recognizes mystical composition to be a kind of theological poetry. It's a lyric art form that seeks to express the abiding mystery and revelatory quest of the spiritual life. As Bialik communicates in "The Pool," the mystic has much in common with the artist, seeking as he does to give voice to the intuition of "sacred mystery," the illuminative experience of divine presence. The associative and lush imagination of mystical authors, the network of symbolic language, far more resembles the process of lyric expression than it does that of logic and philosophy.

from The Jewish Daily Forward: Giving Voice to Kabbalah Masters


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