religious mystery the unknown and the unknowable

theoria et praxis

‘One cannot report about a mystery, because one cannot speak about what one is in. ‘About’ means ‘from the outside’, and to get to where report is possible one would have to leave where one is. The participant in a mystery is still in as long as the vessel is closed. To step out of a living experience by telling about it means to share no longer in this livingness. It means death.’ James Hillman, Suicide and the Soul, p176