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Title QuotedNavigatio Sancti Brendani Abbatis
Date (Year/Month/Day)1964/07/21
QuotationFinished first reading of the Navigatio Brendani this morning. Interesting monastic vocabulary. The geography-a liturgical mandala? I have to check back on the significance of directions. North is liturgical hell here too, and the Promised Land is West (except that in reference to the Paradise of the Birds it is east (liturgical)). Two traditions perhaps.
JournalDancing in the Water of Life: Seeking Peace in the Hermitage. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 5, 1963-1965.; Edited by Robert E. Daggy. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1997, p. 130
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