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Yeats, W B - Anima Mundi - On death



Type of spiritual experience

A description of the experience

W B Yeats - Anima Mundi

When all sequence comes to an end, time comes to an end and the soul puts on the rhythmic or spiritual body or luminous body and contemplates all the events of its memory and every possible impulse in one single moment.  That condition is alone animate, all the rest is phantasy, and from thence come all the passions, and some have held, the very heat of the body

Time drops in decay
Like a candle burnt out
And the mountain and woods
Have their day, have their day
What one, in the rout
Of the fire born moods
Has fallen away?

The source of the experience

Yeats, W B

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