The agreeable eye

an eudæmonistarchives

More specifically concerning: ecstasy

beside oneself

25 May 2024, around 4.33.

Ecstatic experiences bring perception of perfection, not of hitherto unnoticed incongruity. Ecstatics find delight in proportion and harmony, not humour in what is awry. Nothing humorous is ever a trigger to ecstasy. In ecstasy there is no fun whatsoever. —Marghanita Laski (Ecstasy in Secular and Religious Experiences, p. 270) When I put Marghanita Laski’s Ecstasy […]

Adversaria (14)

31 May 2024, around 4.18.

‘One can only accept the answers one needs’ —Marghanita Laski (Ecstasy in Secular and Religious Experiences, p. 1) ‘Phrases of neatness, cosiness, and comfort can never be an answer to the sphinx’s riddle’ —William James (Varieties of Religious Experience, p. 364) ‘There is something ghostly, in this history where questions disappear, and answers survive’ —Franco […]

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