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Muthos and Logos

Dolores Whelan expands on key belief of the Celtic and pre-Celtic people: that the spiritual world infuses the material world, and that the material world emerges from the spiritual, non-material world. Also, that there is an unbroken wholeness in the worlds we inhabit, and that by seeing the spiritual world shining through the material world, we can understand and experience that unbroken wholeness of the universe, which mystics of all spiritual traditions aspire to and speak about.

This facility for seeing was greatly enhanced by the fact that the Celtic Christian world was one that was inhabited by the world of muthos or myth, as well as logos or the rational world. The world of myth allows us to soften the edge of our perception, to loosen the rigidity of boundaries that separate the material and the non-material. It allows us to develop our imagination to see with the soft focus of inner eyes, to hear with inner ears, to sense images that are gossamer thin and would not survive in the harsh world of logos.

These are images and worlds that come alive and flourish in the dim lights of candles and firesides'. ( Ref. Dolores Whelan, 'Celtic Spirituality: A Holy Embrace of Spirit and Nature')


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