Re: virus: Transcendent

Robin Faichney (
Sun, 7 Mar 1999 19:51:49 +0000

In message <>, KMO <> writes
>TOTD for 02/04/99
>To experience transcendence means to be removed--not from self and
>world, but from that hall of mirrors in which the two endlessly reflect
>and determine one another.
> -Palmer J. Parker

I like that. I think it's very close to what's meant by "Transcendental Meditation".

Traditionally, God is seen as being *both* immanent *and* transcendent, but it's true that typical authoritarian traditions have tended to emphasis transcendence, and the more modern, open, egalitarian ones, immanence. What's interesting about the instances above is that they are about human transcendence, not that of God.

Robin (one-time student of religion)