Topic 3- Mediated and unmediated RE

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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…

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