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Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre - Hymn of the Universe - The Word

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A description of the experience

Pere Teilhard de Chardin – Hymn of the Universe

In the beginning was Power, intelligent, loving, energising.

In the beginning was the Word, supremely capable of mastering and moulding whatever might come into being in the world of matter...............

No visible tremor marks the inexpressible transformation and yet mysteriously and in very truth at the touch of the super substantial Word, the immense host which is the universe is made flesh.  Through your own incarnation, my God, all matter is henceforth incarnate.  Through our thoughts and our human experiences, we long ago became aware of the strange properties which make the universe so like our flesh

  • like the flesh it attracts us by the charm which lies in the mystery of its curves and folds and in the depths of its eyes
  • like the flesh it disintegrates and eludes us when submitted to our analyses or to our fallings off and in the process of its own perdurance

The source of the experience

Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre

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