Eriugena, Johannes Scotus - Periphyseon – Know thyself
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Eriugena, Johannes Scotus - Periphyseon II 611a77
And this is the greatest and perhaps the only step towards knowledge of the truth, namely, that human nature should first know and love itself and then refer the whole of its knowledge of itself and the whole of its love of itself to the glory and love and knowledge of the Creator. For if it did not know what is at work in itself, how can it desire to know the things that are above it?