Painting by Marianne von Werefkin

“To recover the vision of the spiritual world, the soul of man must “die” to this dream, this ceaseless flow of images which fallen man regards as normal, everyday state of his consciousness.”

“When man penetrates the mysteries of Nature, the “facts of Nature” become transparent symbols, revealing the “divine energies” and the “angelic” state which fallen man has lost, and which he may recover only for a moment, as when he is