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Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre - Phenomenon of Man - Aggregation disadvantages

Identifier

000173

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Teilhard de Chardin saw the disadvantages of permanent  aggregation from the point of view of the organism forming the aggregate

A description of the experience

Pere Teilhard de Chardin – Phenomenon of Man

By the phenomenon of association, the living particle is wrenched from itself.  Caught up in an aggregate greater than itself, it becomes to some extent its slave.  It no longer belongs to itself …. the individual unit is lost in number, torn apart in the collectivity.

The source of the experience

Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre

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