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Descartes, Rene - 'God' is not matter only spirit

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002947

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Rene Descartes – Key Philosophical Writings

But because I had already recognised  very clearly in myself that the nature of the intelligence is distinct from that of the body, and observing that all composition gives evidence of dependency, and that dependency is manifestly an imperfection, I came to the conclusion that it could not be a perfection in God to be composed of these two natures, and that consequently He was not so composed

The source of the experience

Descartes, Rene

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Activities and commonsteps

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Contemplation and detachment

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