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Byron, Lord - from Don Juan

Identifier

003718

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

All about forgetting as an aide to experience - suppressing memory

 

A description of the experience

Don Juan

And if I laugh at any mortal thing,
'T is that I may not weep; and if I weep,
'T is that our nature cannot always bring
Itself to apathy, for we must steep
Our hearts first in the depths of Lethe's spring,
Ere what we least wish to behold will sleep:
Thetis baptized her mortal son in Styx;
A mortal mother would on Lethe fix."

The source of the experience

Byron, Lord

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Memory

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Activities and commonsteps

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