Tuesday, January 17, 2017

What is Revelation?

Bernadette Roberts

"As we know, revelation is always the experiential disclosure of the divine (truth or absolute; it has many names) to an individual subjective consciousness. We have no way of knowing, of course, if the experience of one human being is the same experience of another. We cannot get under each other’s skin, and even if we could, we would immediately lose all knowledge and experience of ourselves in which case we would be nothing ahead. 

"At best, then, all we can speak of is the ‘similarity’ of our experiences without making claim to having had someone else’s exact experience. Although we may say that every experience of the divine is a revelation of sorts, yet the notion of revelation usually centers on the disclosure of something new to the individual experience or, or a hitherto unknown truth, a universal Revelation.

The Spiral Path, page 263

(Subject continued tomorrow.)

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