Masefield, John - Shakespeare and spiritual life
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Shakespeare and spiritual life – John Masefield
There is a way to truth: by the minute examination of facts. That is the way of the scientist :
a hard and noble and thankless way. it is not the way of the great poet the rare unreasonable who comes once in ten generations. He apprehends truth by power: the truth which he apprehends cannot be denied, save by greater power, and there is no greater power.
All things are in the mind of the great poet in the moment of his power, because he touches energy, the source of all things, the reality behind all appearance. In the moment of his power he is made one with Nature: his being is completed and his work perfected by the force of life itself
One other thing is true.
The effort to truth, beauty, and understanding is the strength of any age of men. …..man is the real miracle because he can question the miracle.