The Sense of God

“The mind which thinks it knows Reality because it has made a diagram of reality, is merely the dupe of its own categories.”


“The ‘sense of God’ is not a metaphor. Innumerable declarations prove it to be a consciousness as sharp as that which other men have, or think they have, of colour, heat, or light.”

Evelyn Underhill, one of the most influential writers and philosophers of the 20th century, reached the above conclusions after finishing the most exhaustive study ever done on the experience of history’s mystics, people like St. Francis, Jacob Boehme, St. Teresa, Blaise Pascal, Catherine of Sienna, etc.

“Therefore, we fix our eyes not on what can be seen, but on what  cannot be seen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” ~2 Corinthians 4:18

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10 Responses to The Sense of God

  1. And Hidegard of Bingen. Great post!

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  2. stolzyblog says:

    not familiar with Underhill, but have looked into several of the mentioned esotericists. I think her quotes are right.

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  3. avcostello says:

    This might be a good resource for a contemporary analytical treatment of the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer:

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  4. Jennie says:

    And Evelyn was absolutely right.

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