Magical Baptism

David Price
3 min readMar 25, 2022
Philippe Charpentier

“Concepts create idols; only wonder comprehends anything. People kill one another over idols. Wonder makes us fall to our knees.”

— Bishop Gregory of Nyssa,(330–395 C.E.)


The mystics, the poets, the witches and the intuitive introverts, some depth psychologists and true artists, all the marginalised by our overly masculine and materialistic society, the ones staring into our forgotten Depths and bringing back to our unbalanced world the needed wisdom, are the healers and bringers of the new world.

….The simple truth is that every single civilization, including this western world, was brought into being from a sacred place to serve a sacred purpose. And when that purpose is forgotten, when its original alignment gets lost, when the fundamental balance and harmony of its existence become disrupted beyond a certain point, then nature has her way.’

~ Peter Kingsley, A story waiting to pierce You.


“To be fully human is to be wild.

— Victoria Erickson


.. we happen to live in a time which is the end of an era. The end of the five thousand years of what James Joyce has termed, ‘the nightmare.’ And the end of the twentieth century, a century of wars, tortures and massacres. As Thomas Berry says, we have to reinvent the human species or perish. We must re-examine history and start putting back some parts we have left out. Namely; the earth, the body, the feminine and the unconscious.

— Marija Gimbutas


“A story is not something of this world. A real story requires a kind of magical baptism to link the world on this side with the world on the other side.”

— Haruki Murakami

We peer into the Mystery and we tell ourselves it’s ‘nothing but’ this or that. Our culture teaches us not to see beyond the surface. If you want to be a poet or artist you will have to train yourself to see with a deeper vision, one that sounds like gibberish to the hard driving businessman or woman. Cultivating that sensitivity means not only going your own way, but it often means establishing a kind of inner schism in yourself because you will be pressured from childhood to…

David Price

I write about creativity, loving, language learning and psycho/spirituality. I’m a longtime painter and reader.