Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (June 23, 2014): Love, Matter and Spirit

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Love is the threshold of another universe. Beyond the vibrations with which we are familiar, the rainbow-like range of its colors is still in full growth. But, for all the fascination that the lower shades have for us, it is only towards the “ultra” that the creation of light advances. It is in these invisible and, we might almost say, immaterial zones that we can look for true initiation into unity. The depths we attribute to matter are no more than the reflection of the peaks of spirit. 

— “The Evolution of Chastity” (1934)

About William Ockham

I am a father of two with eclectic interests in theology, philosophy and sports. I chose the pseudonym William Ockham in honor of his contributions to philosophy, specifically Occam's Razor, and its contributions to modern scientific theory. My blog (www.teilhard.com) explores Ignatian Spirituality and the intersection of faith, science and reason through the life and writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (pictured above).
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One Response to Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (June 23, 2014): Love, Matter and Spirit

  1. I think the essay from which this quote originated, “The Evolution of Chastity”, in Teilhard’s book, “Toward the Future” is one of the very best essays Fr. Teilhard ever wrote, and deserving of more attention.

    Thank you for quoting from it.

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