Mediated and unmediated RE
RE involves some kind of medium through which is transmitted. By 'medium' we mean that the RE seems to be transmitted through another reality.
- Nature was, for Wordsworth, the medium, through which he sensed spirit that impels things.
- The desert seems to have been the medium through which the various solitaries came to enounter the presence of the divine.
- Some pplmay sense the divine through the medium of a place of worship. For e.g, certain individuals have RE in shri, mosque or temple.
- May undego RE through the medium of music or art.
Pictures and icons
The orthodox church places great emphasis on Ricons, holy picture of Jesus or the saints ------> as it is believes that pics are 'windows' through which the sacred shines through. Members of that church often pray before icons (believe they gain a vision through them) not…