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Eliot, T S - Four Quartets - 03 Burnt Norton III

Identifier

013547

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Extract from III

A description of the experience

Burnt Norton

Descend lower, descend only
lnto the world of perpetual solitude,
World not world, but that which is not world,
lnternal darkness, deprivation
And destitution of all property,
Desiccation of the world of sense,
Evacuation of the world of fancy,
lnoperancy of the world of spirit;
This is the one way, and the other
Is the same, not in movement
But abstention from movement; while the world moves
ln appetency, on its metalled ways
Of time past and time future

The source of the experience

Eliot, T S

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Underworld

Symbols

Underworld

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Angst
Extreme unhappiness

Commonsteps

References