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Mysticism is the leap from ordinary intellectualismand apprehension by the senses of the substantialworld to the perceptive and intuitive grasp of theintangible depth of Being, particularly aided byGod's grace which is pure gift. T.S. Eliot was asawareof prayer as he was of the religioustraditions that emphasized mysticism and chosecarefully to integrate them both into his poetry,not only intertwining Christian references, but alsonon-Christian references and beliefs to illustratemystical elements, particularly into his religiouspoetry. Many philosophers and poets interested Eliot,and he used their theories eclectically until heformulated his own total vision that encompassedhistory, spirituality, poetic and criticalprinciples, love, but especially, a sense of themystical presence of the Absolute. The author tracesthe progression of mystical elements from selectedEliot poems dating from 1909 to 1942.
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