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Eriugena, Johannes Scotus - Peryphyseon – How to have a spiritual experience

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Type of Spiritual Experience

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A description of the experience

Eriugena, Johannes Scotus - Periphyseon   I.510c; III.689c-d

No one may draw near Him who does not first, by persevering in the way of thought, abandon all the senses and operations of the intellect, together with the sensibles and everything that is and is not, and, having achieved a state of not-knowing, is restored to the unity—as far as is possible—of Him who is above every essence and understanding.... It is for the very few, wholly detached from earthly thoughts and purged by virtue and knowledge, to know God in these visible creatures.

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Eriugena, Johannes Scotus

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