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In fact, the high premium placed by romantic and high modernist aesthetics on the ability of music to anagogically transform the listening subject, indeed to facilitate the passage to altered states of consciousness, bears a striking resemblance to the workings of Shona spirit possession.
shows that Scripture provided the basis for medieval angelology, especially when read anagogically.
Percy shows Will wayfaring through a sacramental natural world that is an incarnational mystery full of signs and, anagogically, an expression of the Word that discloses whatever reality there is.
The poem, for example, concludes with a clever textual climax, one which anagogically, that is, apocalyptically, tries to level the form/content dichotomy by demonstrating what happens when allegory does, and therefore does not, achieve its object/goal, finish/end: "as the leaves are not / Winter's because it is the end.
The true things figured by these umbrae are central to Christianity, but the promises of land, nationhood, and political hegemony are, says Augustine, not real; they are merely earthly figures of Gods real promises, promises made specifically to Christ and anagogically to Christians.
131) He considers the meaning of glory in several Biblical passages,(132) from which he concludes that it means, anagogically, that which can be known of God by that mind which has been purified so that it can contemplate the God, i.
He proposed that a text be read literally, allegorically, morally, and anagogically.
In these books Augustine links literal creation ecclesially, morally, and anagogically to the Word itself.
For I know a cleansing fire, which Christ came to send upon the earth, and he himself, anagogically speaking, is called fire.
Ruby's vision has had to be transformed from one that has been blind to supernatural significance to one that is able to see anagogically.
Reading anagogically is not just a function of biblical exegesis; it is a way of reading the entirety of creation as teleologically ordered to its consummation in its Triune creator.
Seeing and making are therefore one activity of the "habit of art" To see the world truthfully is already to draw it, like the child, anagogically.
It is only when Fortune has destroyed the sole reflection of himself that he begins to see with the child's eyes, that is, anagogically.
In other words, to see anagogically is to perceive in the world a plenitude that is nevertheless not properly an object of sight.
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