Daumal, Rene - A Fundamental experiment - Part 3
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
A Fundamental Experiment – Rene Daumal [translated by Roger Shattuck – 1987]
A sound accompanied this luminous movement, and I suddenly realized it was I who was making it. In fact I virtually was that sound; I sustained my existence by emitting it. The sound consisted of a chant or formula, which I had to repeat faster and faster in order to 'follow the movement'. That formula (I give the facts with no attempt to disguise their absurdiy; ran something like this:
'Tem gwef tem gwef dr tr tr,' with an accent on the second 'gwef' and with the last syllable blending back into the first; it gave an unceasing pulse to the rhythm, which was, as I have said, that of my very being.
I knew that as soon as it began going too fast for me to follow, the unnamable and frightful thing would occur. In fact it was always infinitely close to happening, and infinitely remote...that is all I can say.