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By Flannery O'Connor, W. A. Sessions

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"I wish to write a stunning prayer," writes the younger Flannery O'Connor during this deeply non secular magazine, lately chanced on between her papers in Georgia. "There is a complete good international round me that I might be in a position to flip in your praise." Written among 1946 and 1947 whereas O'Connor was once a scholar faraway from domestic on the collage of Iowa, A Prayer magazine is an extraordinary portal into the inner lifetime of the nice author. not just does it map O'Connor's singular courting with the divine, however it exhibits how entwined her literary wish used to be along with her longing for God. "I needs to write down that i'm to be an artist. now not within the feel of aesthetic frippery yet within the feel of aesthetic craftsmanship; differently i'll think my loneliness consistently . . . i don't are looking to be lonely all my lifestyles yet humans in basic terms make us lonelier through reminding us of God. pricey God please aid me to be an artist, please enable it result in You."

O'Connor couldn't be extra simple approximately her literary ambition: "Please support me expensive God to be a great author and to get whatever else accepted," she writes. but she struggles with any hint of self-regard: "Don't allow me ever imagine, expensive God, that i used to be whatever however the software on your story."

As W. A. classes, who knew O'Connor, writes in his advent, it used to be no accident that she started writing the tales that might turn into her first novel, Wise Blood, through the years while she wrote those singularly resourceful meditations. together with a facsimile of the complete magazine in O'Connor's personal hand, A Prayer Journal is the checklist of an excellent younger woman's coming-of-age, a cry from the guts for romance, grace, and paintings.

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29 In these passages points of contact with panpsychism are evident. The idea that everything is vibration is an eminently occultist one, as it implies that all phenomena occurring in the world are in some way secretly linked. Once the corpuscular theory of light, inspired by Democritus and upheld by Newton, was put aside in favor of the theory of waves traveling through ether, which lasted until Einstein, it was as if the scientific community implicitly validated the long esoteric tradition that had always included a belief in the correlation between light and sound.

105 In the alchemical process the coniuctio takes place with the union of opposites, and its catalyst is the principle of light, symbolized by mercury (which is simultaneously a god, a planet, and an element). 106 This interconnection, then, reveals the occult roots of synesthesia as they are found in the symbolists, the scapigliati, and the futurists. According to these roots, sound, color, and scent are connected because they are different manifestations of one energy. The same holds for alchemy, which appears to be one of the most paradigmatic forces driving Balla’s poetics.

In popular notions, it is the Jaina cross, or the “four-footed” cross (croix cramponnée). , and introduced into China fifty-two years later, consisting of the three degrees. In esoteric philosophy, it the most mystic and ancient diagram. ” It is laid on the breasts of departed Initiates after their death; and it is mentioned with the greatest respect in the Râmâyana.  35 Hammer. 88 According to Blavatsky the swastika was known in India (and other regions of the world that had contact with Buddhism), among proto-Germanic populations, and in China; above all it is a key symbol for freemasonry and theosophy, so important for Madame Blavatsky that she adopted it as one of the symbols of the mystic brooch she designed for herself.

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