Friday, May 25, 2007

Quote for the day

The "past" orders the spiritual experience, very simply because memory is a major place in which the sacred takes root. Any spiritual consciousness is the consciousness of a foundation that is linked to the origin without for all that being antagonistic to history. History is open to the most diverse influences. Consciousness of the origin puts them in perspective by stimulating the faculty of memory. Recourse to memory is now running into direct confrontation with a dominant ideology that belongs only in the instantaneous (the perpetual present) and in the operative. It constitutes a vital counterweight to the omnipotence of process aimed at dominating the real that operate only the ledger of immediacy and efficacy.

- Alain de Benoist


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