9.16.18: All That Is Left Is A Folder


“Many traditional religious encounters, after all, are equally “gauche” in their use of gaudy art. But just because something is encountered through the imagery of bad movies or sappy religious art does not mean that what is encountered is a bad movie or a pious painting; it might simply mean that all religious experience is culturally conditioned, and that the human imagination often draws on the most immediate, not to mention the most colorful, to paint and frame an encounter with the sacred. It is a lesson well worth learning early in our Super-Story: trauma and Technicolor, God and the gauche, are not mutually exclusive.”
—Jeffrey J. Kripal, “Mutants And Mystics”

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