Looking at these faces, we get a glimpse of the numinous
, which looms in any spiritual encounter.
This Aotearoan edition of Atlanta Review is a notable one in the journal's 22-year history, for while it has twice featured Ireland (another island of numerous, numinous
poets), this is its first to gather a sizeable number of Kiwi poets together.
Moby Dick by Herman Melville (1851) Huge, rolling, surging, numinous
, bloody and audacious.
Considering first scientific and secular perspectives then sacred perspectives, they examine such topics as neuropsychological and personalogical aspects of spirituality, calling counselors: a novel calling intervention for career development and well-being, the normalcy of the paranormal: numinous
experiences throughout the life span, the contemporary serpent handlers of Appalachia and their experience of being called by God, and mystical experience and religious calling.
Picasso, with the violence he displayed towards his sitters and to the world in general--above all his concrete sense of space that rarely allows room for the numinous
other than in a superstitious use of African masks has always seemed the most materialistic, least spiritual of painters.
Far more meaningful (and memorable) was the duo's traversal of Olivier Messiaen's "Praise to the Eternity of Jesus,'' the fifth movement of Messiaen's numinous
Quartet for the End of Time.
All the flora and fauna, rivers and mountains, earth and ether mark this numinous
All manifestations of yogic mythology are simply reflections of one numinous
source, and they provide endless avenues by which we can discover that source within ourselves," she writes.
The artist views the creative experience as numinous
and believes it can be transformed through the interaction with and assimilation of the archetypal images and energies.
, that "unique experience of confrontation with power not of this world," has been exploited and used to colonize the minds of the susceptible and the exploitation will continue for as long as we do.
And then a couple of hours later to reflect on the stunning poetry of laughter, how it transcends the everyday and has the transformative, transcendental, almost numinous
power to heal the woes of the world, and then to have a laugh again.
One could hear the echoes of Robert Hass, but Roo seemed more numinous