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Author QuotedReza Arasteh
Title QuotedFinal Integration in the Adult Personality: A Measure for Peace
Date (Year/Month/Day)1965/12/27
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1964
QuotationI am interested in your book [Final Integration in the Adult Personality ], which I am sure will fill a great need in this country. The subject is important and it is one which I would gladly preface. Unfortunately, however, I have written so many prefaces in the last few years that my publisher finally took me to task and said that it would not be advisable to continue on such a scale. I promised that I would not undertake any more prefaces for a good while, and so I am unable to accept your offer. I wish I could. This does not mean I am not interested in the book, and I would be happy to look it over some time, perhaps when it gets further into the process of publication. Do you take up the question of psychedelics? I think this is important, because it seems to me to raise the whole question of the validity of mystical experience. And the real purpose of interior transformation by love. Love cannot be incited by a drug "¦
Quotation SourceThe Hidden Ground of Love: The Letters of Thomas Merton on Religious Experience and Social Concerns.; Selected and edited by William H. Shannon. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1985, p. 41
Letter toReza Arasteh
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