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incident to the use of his excellent sacramental means! In this our reader need not follow the Red man.
What a wonderful thing it is, indeed, to conceive, as modern intelligent people do, of all things in terms of vital process! The world is evolution, is a bursting bud. Are we prepared to say that we put it better for the religious spirit of our times than did the Norseman when he conceived of the world-Ash, its tap root down in inscrutable Reality reaching to the Roaring Cauldron, the fount of the yawning Abyss, the well of the unknown future? its other two roots reaching, the one to the past, to be watered by historic experience, and the other into eternal principles, prehistoric yet ever present? Can we express it better than to say that the world. Ash rises into the home of the Gods through the region of expanding Stillness, where shine as the stars the heroes of the human race? The whole Symbol with all its manifold minor suggestiveness can hardly fail to arouse religious awe.
Stray leaves blown loose by the winds in the upper heaven from the branches of the world-Ash Autter down to us on earth through stratum after stratum of white cloud and blue sky, until we pick up some single leaf and, examining its texture, its veining, its outline edges, its color, we look up toward the invisible boughs whence it came: Ygdrasil, the cosmic tree, planted ere the beginning of time by the unknowable All-Father. Such stray leaves are offered in this anthology
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