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Bax, Clifford - The Meaning of Man - And this is the meaning of man, The task of the soul

Identifier

002433

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Possibly my favourite poem

A description of the experience

Clifford Bax – from The Meaning of Man

And this is the meaning of man
The task of the soul,
The labour of the worlds, and the plan
That is set for the whole,
For the spark of the spirit imprisoned within it,
In all things one and the same
Aeon by aeon and minute by minute
Is longing to leap into flame,
To shatter the limits of life and be lost
In a glory intense and profound
As the soul with a cry goes out into music
And seeks to be one with the sound

The source of the experience

Bax, Clifford

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Aether
Flame

Science Items

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