Yeats, W B - Anima Hominis - The spirit helper
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
W B Yeats – Anima Hominis
The good unlearned books say that He who keeps the distant stars within His fold comes without intermediary, but Plutarch’s precepts and the experience of old women in Soho, ministering their witchcraft to servant girls at a shilling a piece, will have it that a strange living man may win for daemon an illustrious dead man; but now I add another thought; the Daemon comes not as like to like but seeking its own opposite, for man and Daemon feed the hunger in one another’s hearts.
The more insatiable in all desire, the more resolute to refuse deception or an easy victory, the more close will be the bond, the more violent and definite the antipathy….
I am persuaded that the Daemon delivers and deceives us and that he wove that netting from the stars and threw the net from his shoulder
The source of the experienceYeats, W B
Concepts, symbols and science items
ConceptsCommunication with a Spirit helper
Communication with bodied souls
Communication with Intelligences