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Bronte, Emily - The Philosopher - I saw a spirit, standing

Identifier

002830

Type of Spiritual Experience

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A description of the experience

Emily Bronte – from The Philosopher

I saw a spirit, standing, man,
Where thou dost stand – an hour ago
And round his feet three rivers ran
Of equal depth, and equal flow -
A golden stream – and one like blood;
And one like sapphire seemed to be,
But, where they joined their triple flood
It tumbled in an inky sea
The spirit sent his dazzling gaze
Down through that ocean's gloomy night
Then, kindling all, with sudden blaze,
The glad deep sparkled wide and bright -
White as the sun, far, far more fair
Than its divided sources were!
And even for that spirit, seer,
I've watched and sought my life time long
Sought him in heaven, hell, earth and air -
An endless search, and always wrong!

The source of the experience

Bronte, Emily

Concepts, symbols and science items

Science Items

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Activities

Overloads

Tuberculosis

Suppressions

Believing in the spiritual world
Laudanum

Commonsteps

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