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Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre - Pensees - Annihilation

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013389

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

The description could be applied to both rebirth and annihilation, they are both as bad [or as good!] as one another.

A description of the experience

Teilhard de Chardin  - Pensees

Clearly the believer knows that at the price of this sacrifice he is gaining a unity greatly superior to that which he abandoned.  But who can tell the anguish of this metamorphosis?  Between the moment when he consents to dissolve his inferior unity and that other, rapturous moment he arrives at the threshold of his existence… [he] hovers over an abyss of disintegration and annihilation.  The salvation of the soul must be bought at the price of a great risk incurred and accepted

The source of the experience

Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre

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