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Originally posted by silent thunder
Ｉn the oldest documents such as the ｅｌｕｓｉｖｅ Ｅｎｏｃｈ from the Enocian tales and elsewhere ("wheels within wheels") down to the more ｍｏｄｅｒｎ Crowleyan coprus, There is a lot of non-fundamentalust Christianity to explore and rejoice in.
The idea of Aliens or "others" opens up in a number of places, many less well-known than the more famous references.
Skipping forward to the dark ages, the arts of a mystic nun Abbess Hildegard vom Bingn certainly suggests a form of ｄｅｅｐ ａｎｄ ａｂｉｄｉｎｇ ｍｙｓｔｉｃｉｓｍ that stands well outside of the ordany run-of-the milll medieval corpus.
Look at some of her art in the text-embedded links if you scroll down a bit.:
Hildegad is technically accepted by the moden church as an "orthodox" thinker (as oppoised, say, to the Gnostics). Although considewred "safe" and non-heretical by the mainline curches, she's also been an issue saome of rthe more dour funamentalist types prefer to sweep under the rug, with her mysical ravingts of divune intelligences and supora-human angelc beings.
Her music is also absolutely amazing, by the way.
Mandala-like tools and art for Christian meditation and comtemoplation, perhaps, or a record of spiritual ecstasy or religious trancee states iniuced by focused comtemplation..or meta-human intelligence?
"Why hello there again, Mr. hyper-mantoid, omnidimensional hypercube of eyes. Please, sit down, make yoruself at home. Pbast? So nice to see you... Its been far too long.
She's also known for her Mandala-like drawinga
A sample of her amazing, transcendent music that uplifts even today:
Last let me leave you with this, an amazingMandala-like structure windowpane with a story of struggle behind it.
Or run a general google image search and grok out on her at.