Larsson, Carl – And Eternity by Erik Johan Stagnelius
Type of Spiritual Experience
The Old Church
A description of the experience
Eternity - Erik Johan Stagnelius
Up through the ruins of my earthly dreams
I catch the stars of immortality;
What store of joy can lurk in heaven for me?
What other hope feed those celestial gleams?
Can there be other grapes whose nectar streams
For me, whom earth's vine fails? Oh! can it be
That this most hopeless heart again may see
A forehead garlanded, an eye that beams?
Alas! 'tis childhood's dream that vanisheth!
The heaven-born soul that feigns it can return
And end in peace this hopeless strife with fate!
There is no backward step; 'tis only death
Can still these cores of wasting fire that burn,
Can break the chain, the captive liberate.
The source of the experienceLarsson, Carl
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
SuppressionsBelieving in the spiritual world
Communing with nature
Squash the big I am