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The Siren's Call: Love energy
The Siren's Call: Love energy

This month's column is about love. Not the Valentine's Day variety. The Siren's Call is interested in love as an elemental force — as something experienced by mystics and glimpsed by poets. Dante caught a glimpse — this column recently looked at his masterful poetry — in the final lines of "Paradiso," where he tells readers that his mind and will are whirling around Like a wheel smoothly turning without a sound Spun by the Love that moves both sun and stars. (from a new translation by Burton Raffel, published by Northwestern University Press) Love can literally move the sun and stars. For Dante, it's a cosmic principle. For Ram Dass, love...

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