Angelic Verses: From the Book of Angelus Silesius

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Readers of Frederick Franck's The Zen of Seeing will share his delight in discovering the Western mysticism of the 17th century poet, Angelus Silesius, who described his four days and nights of illumination in epigrams published as The Cherubinic Wanderer. Franck has translated more than half of these deceptively simple verses, which are the most accessible and articulate expression of pure mystical illumination that any Westerner has bequeathed to us. Franck shows how the Silesian poet's verses form a bridge ...
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Readers of Frederick Franck's The Zen of Seeing will share his delight in discovering the Western mysticism of the 17th century poet, Angelus Silesius, who described his four days and nights of illumination in epigrams published as The Cherubinic Wanderer. Franck has translated more than half of these deceptively simple verses, which are the most accessible and articulate expression of pure mystical illumination that any Westerner has bequeathed to us. Franck shows how the Silesian poet's verses form a bridge between Eastern and Western mysticism by providing a running commentary of observations by the ancient Zen masters of China and Japan.
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Professor James Luther Adams, Harvard Divinity School
It makes a telling case for our considering him a bridge between East and West.
Malcolm Boyd
Few titles stand out for literary quality, charismatic insights...the verses of Angelus Silesuis are marked by beauty, simple vision...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781569070109
  • Publisher: Beacon Point Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2000
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Pages: 137

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