The Uncallused Hand
Section I: 13 Ways of Seeing You
As I see my soul reflected in Nature,
As I see through a mist, One with inexpressible completeness, sanity, beauty,
See the bent head and arms folded over the breast, the Female I see.
Fairy tales afford a glimpse into the phenomenology of panpsychism,
that the quest for love that is so often their theme
can be read as metaphor for a deeper quest
to engage with the hidden presence,
the beautiful bride or the golden groom,
who waits behind the veil of ordinary appearance, willing to be won.
The real, therefore, is ultimately--
and this again has been understood by all traditions—
not an object but a Person. A “Person” in this sense
not by a human act of personification of something
in its innate reality neither living nor conscious;
but rather human “persons” are a manifestation in multitude
of the single Person of Being itself,
from which consciousness and meaning are inseparable,
these being innate qualities of life itself.
Section 1 of the book contains the following poems:
See sample here: