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Aleister Crowley, Sri Ramakrishna, samadhi, rapture, ecstasy, wonder, and peace

excerpted from THE WAY OF WONDER: a return to the mystery of ourselves, by Jack Haas

 

       

          

“The Seer is lost in wonder, which is Peace”

Aleister Crowley

 

 

And the Indian mystic, Sri Ramakrishna, so often found alone, caught rapt in rapture- or samadhi, as it is referred to in the East- described the experience as such: “In ecstasy a man remains dumb with wonder¼[he] forgets the external world with all its charms and attractions; even one’s own body which is so dear to one, is easily forgotten.”

            Rapture, therefore, is not necessarily an event of surging, emotional exuberance, but is often the more placid experience of being ‘rapt’ in wonder; it is then more similar to the stillness of awe, than the volatility of ecstasy. And though rapture may begin as a ‘mind-blowing’ sensation, it may also evolve into a passively enjoyable continuum.

 

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way of wonder, sacred geometry, sri yantra

 

 

THE WAY OF WONDER: a return to the mystery of ourselves

by Jack Haas

author Jack Haas, Canadian, American writer, artist, photographer

 

 

 

      

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