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Neruda, Pablo - The heavens unfastened and open

Identifier

000635

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Difficult to tell whether it was a vision or a true out of body experience;  it is graphic enough to feel like an out of body experience.

A description of the experience

Selected Poems – Pablo Neruda

The heavens
unfastened
and open,
planets,
palpitating plantations,
shadow perforated,
riddled
with arrows, fire and flowers,
the winding night, the universe
And I, infinitesimal being
drunk with the great starry
void
likeness, image of
mystery
felt myself a pure part
of the abyss
I wheeled with the stars
my heart broke loose on the wind

The source of the experience

Neruda, Pablo

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Abyss
Fire

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Commonsteps

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