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  • Title: Chapter: About the Author, the People, and the Background of this Book
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    • writings he always carried with him. Opening the book at random his eye fell
    • passions, not our flesh and blood.” Merswin obeyed, and only a short while
    • Paradise,” were first shown to the admiring eyes of his fellow Florentines,
    • their strength. No single detail escaped the vigilant eyes of his enemies;
    • with low forehead, wide temples, his nose slightly crooked, his eyes grey,
    • that time was taken in chains to the Bridge of Sighs, and was conveyed
    • body showed signs of dreadful torture. With his head erect, his eyes showing
  • Title: Chapter: Agrippa of Nettesheim and Theophrastus Paracelsus
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    • organs is immediately spiritual. Nothing spiritual can appear to my eye as
    • place hour by hour before our eyes, in order to consider something rare,
    • but for him nature, as it presents itself to his eye, is immediately
    • eyes are directed in the strictest sense upon nature, in
  • Title: Chapter: Cardinal Nicolas of Cusa
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    • dogmatic teaching of his theology. If he had fixed his spiritual eye upon
    • things of the material world through the senses. The eye, for instance,
    • light when, by the mediation of our eye, we have the sensation “red.”
    • But the eye gives us this sensation in other cases too. If it is struck or
    • pressed, if an electric current passes through the head, the eye has a
    • suitable for making an impression upon the eye, a sensation of color arises
    • also say: If we had no eye there would be no color; nothing would then transform
    • similar process. Such a process exists in the eye and communicates itself to
  • Title: Chapter: The Friendship with God
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    • directs his eye upon an object, not only does the object appear to him as a
    • sum of interacting forces dominated by the laws of nature, but the eye
    • We see with our eye in accordance with the laws of nature.
    • first and second, Eckhart has expressed in the words: “The eye by which I
    • see God is the same eye with which God sees me. My eye and God's eye is one
    • eye and one seeing and one knowing and one feeling.” But in Tauler another
    • that the meaning of life appeared before his eyes. Man finds himself to be
    • defect in the sun, but in the blind man . . . If my eye is to see something it
    • turns itself away.” There are “two eyes in the created soul of man. One is
    • your eyes to the being in its pure and bare simplicity, so that you may
    • eyes the trees of an avenue converge in the distance does not concern us. In
    • reality they are everywhere equally distant, therefore our eyes must
    • accustom themselves to seeing correctly. But our eyes do see correctly. That
    • speaking of two totally different things. Ruysbroeck has his eye fixed on
  • Title: Chapter: Giordano Bruno and Angelus Silesius
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    • space. What reached his eye from the ether he now had to accept as belonging
    • cognition who makes the eye of the All to see within himself; only he sees
    • in God, and God in myself.” — “The rose which your external eye
  • Title: Chapter: Introduction
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    • will soon notice your mistake, and, if you cannot open their eyes, will put an
    • perceives, as the eye leaves outside of itself the object it sees, but that
    • eyes, but we should also not affirm that it is the eye which sees.”
    • outside, and there my eye sees it; then my mind lets the whole process occur
    • process, which my eye does not see, in order for it to realize that with my
    • of perception. The eye for instance, which mediates the sight of an object,
    • of their freshness if it is not only my eye which sees the colors, but
  • Title: Chapter: Meister Eckhart
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    • testimony: “That which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes,
    • his testimony. “Some people want to look upon God with their eyes, as they
    • One who speaks in this way about the inner man can no longer fix his eye upon a
    • external world. Your eye tells you what a color is like; nothing that your
    • my eye and in my brain. Through this I perceive the color. But in this way I
    • sensory things. My eye and the color are two different entities. My brain
    • together with the idea-content of my brain and of the eye, belong to a
  • Title: Chapter: Valentin Weigel and Jacob Boehme
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    • object or counterpart, which is to be perceived and seen by the eye, and the
    • eye, or the perceiver, which sees and perceives the object, therefore,
    • eye, or does the judgment, and the perception, flow from the eye into the
    • perception flowed from the counterpart (thing) into the eye, then, of one
    • arise in all eyes. But this is not the case; rather, everyone sees according
    • to his eyes. Only the eyes, not the counterpart, can be responsible for the
    • “counterpart;” but out of itself it cannot give the eye anything. On
    • its own, the eye must perceive what color is. The color is no more in the eye
    • discover through the eye, not the color which is in the eye, or in me. On
    • of Man. Das umgewandte Auge, The Eye Turned Upon Itself.

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