G N M Tyrrell - The Personality of Man – The nature of Kipling’s inspiration
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
As quoted in G N M Tyrrell - The Personality of Man
Kipling, in his autobiography, relates how in a difficulty he learned to trust his personal ‘Daemon.' When his story The Eye of Allah, again and again went dead under his hand and he could not tell why, he put it away and waited.
Then, when he was meditating upon something else, his Daemon said: 'Treat it as an illustrated manuscript,' and his problem was solved.
The "Daemon" behaves more like a somebody than a something, indicating that there is an extension of our personality which normally we do not know. And what a labour it is when the conscious mind has to take over the work of the subconscious flood!