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And the priestess spoke again and said: Speak
to us of Reason and Passion.
And he answered, saying:
Your soul is oftentimes a battlefield, upon which
your reason and your judgement wage war against your
passion and your appetite.
Would that I could be the peacemaker in your
soul, that I might turn the discord and the rivalry
of your elements into oneness and melody.
But how shall I, unless you yourselves be also
the peacemakers, nay, the lovers of all your
Your reason and your passion are the rudder and
the sails of your seafaring soul.
If either your sails or your rudder be broken, you
can but toss and drift, or else be held at a
standstill in mid-seas.
For reason, ruling alone, is a force confining
and passion, unattended, is a flame that burns to
its own destruction.
Therefore let your soul exalt your reason to the
height of passion, that it may sing;
And let it direct your passion with reason, that
your passion may live through its own daily
resurrection and like the phoenix rise above its own
I would have your consider your judgment and your
appetite even as you would two loved guests in your
Surely you would not honour one guest above the
other; for he who is more mindful of one loses the
love and the faith of both.
Among the hills, when you sit in the cool shade
of the white poplars, sharing the peace and serenity
of distant fields, and meadows—then let your heart
say in silence, “God rests in reason.”
And when the storm comes, and the mighty wind
shakes the forest, and thunder and lightning
proclaim the majesty of the sky,—then let your heart
say in awe, “God moves in passion.”
And since you are a breath in God’s sphere, and a
leaf in God’s forest, you too should rest in reason
and move in passion.
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