Beautiful and Sublime, Sacred and Sacral

October 29, 2020

Sublimity is a beauty that is outside of human proportions; it is the beauty of sacrality.

Sublimity is the aspect of people and things by which they are most similar to God.

Sainte Chapelle

The sublime is the terminal point of everything that is quality.

Sublimity is the oxygen of the soul!

Contemplation is observation imbibed with analytical love that longs to express itself.

Sacred is that which is absolutely above everything else.

The architect showing a vision of the completed spires of Cologne Cathedral, 1861 by Vincenz Statz.

In order to ascend to sacrality, it is necessary to use the staircase of inequality.

We are dealing with a value that is supreme, for the very fact that it is at the heart of the notion of religiosity.

As that which is sacred belongs to the Church, being sacral is the manner in which temporal society is sacred.

Baroque main altarpiece in San Juan de Dios basilica, at Granada, Spain, with the shrine of saint John of God.

Sacrality falls to temporal society, that is, the dilution of the sacred that affects the profane world.

Even being profane, the profane world is able to be seen and organized in an entirely sacral manner.

Love that which is sublime, so that the sons of sublimity might follow in your footsteps.

O Universo é uma Catedral: Excertos do pensamento de Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira recolhidos por Leo Daniele, Edições Brasil de Amanhã, São Paulo, 1997.

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