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Update

Making of a Mind Teilhard de Chardin -text version The letter from April 9 1916 below is very interesting. It is now 2016, 3 years since my last update. World War I is now all over the news. I had … Continue reading

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Verdun

This letter was written almost exactly 100 years ago. To add some context to this letter, Teilhard is writing from Nieuport-Ville in Flanders whilst the battle of Verdun is raging. 300,000 approx died during the Battle of Verdun. Although this … Continue reading

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Update

I have started to work again on the GE project. Still interested in the influence of geography on literature as seen in the Eternal Feminine post. Adding a new version of the database with 56 entries to the box widget … Continue reading

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Eternal Feminine

Verzy Forest See the above picture of Verzy forest in the mist and read the following. ‘Eternal Feminine’ was written in Verzy Forest. It was probably different to this picture but I can’t help feeling that Teilhard experience this when … Continue reading

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Fieldtrip to Lake Moeris, Al Fayyum, December 1907

Teilhard spent a few years in Egypt teaching in the Jesuit school in Cairo. He went on a trip to Lake Moeris – as it was called. and writes the following about the lake: “A sheet of steel-blue, almost gray, … Continue reading

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The Eternal Feminine

An intensely powerful poem to the power of love, union and the universe. The Eternal Feminine was written in the forest of Verzy 19-25 March 1918. “When the world was born, I came into being. Before the centuries were made, … Continue reading

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*Verzy: observatoire du Mont Sina├»

Observation point in Verzy forest – was Teilhard here?

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