Reblog and a heartfelt thank you for the reference.
I first discovered Teilhard de Chardin’s writings in McNeil Island Federal Penitentiary in the 1960s, obtaining a donated copy of The Divine Milieu, which completely entranced me.
At the time I was also reading Jean Paul Sartre (Saint Genet) and G.I. Gurdjieff (All and Everything), using them as subjects in an informal discussion group a few of us organized, and I found a rough congruence in all three thinkers: plunging the depths, examining everything, and creating synthesis.
That period at McNeil Island, lasting roughly three years, formed the foundation upon which I eventually became a Catholic, and though I do not read Gurdjieff anymore, Sartre rarely, Teilhard is virtually a daily companion.
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