An Introduction to Mystical Verses
by R. Cunningham (2.26.05)
in conjunction with The Speaker Material, The Mystical
Verses originate in much the same manner. Sometimes it seems these verses
represent a kind of inward punctuation, like parenthesis that mark an interlude
or interval within the general process of Inward Listening. Such pauses
act as inserted commentary -- amplified, explanative insight into the broader
reaches of Speaker Material. There is a sense of distilled meanings to these
verses - a sense of crystallized, consolidated, condensed ideas. I view
the Mystical Verses as true gifts from a greater consciousness.
Taken as an integral part of the larger creative package of Speaker Material,
I often think of these verses as rungs on the ladder of private learning.
For it seems, as my experience, that these verses are a kind of culmination
- a kind of ciphered outcome or interpretation of delimited groups of concepts
linked together, into a whole step of learning.
The purposeful, multi-angled construction of these verses is meant to leave
personal translation open for each of us (as much as possible). In the same
spirit as any self-to-Self assistance, as the mind sees first one meaning
and then another, first one vista and then a different view, perhaps we
are meant to test our grasp of how we ourselves put our collective concepts
together. It is as if we can recognize in our own intimate ways, our own
reflection of these meanings, to help us see how we arrive at a broad understanding
of any given information. Perhaps we cannot always personally articulate
this comprehension, yet we realize we are somehow familiar with it - we
know its face -- and its heart, as some part of our own wisdom.
From the inward standpoint, these verses represent literal interior experiences
of mind and heart - personal literal translation of this Listener’s
journeying, exploring and questing across the infinite - and intimate mind-ways
of our human existence. Yet, the mystical verses are not written from my
imaginative, creatively inventive perspectives. Each of these worded renditions
is a reflection of actual interior experiences, layered together, meaning
to phrase, vision to view, and motion to emotion. I can only express my
feeling of privilege, to be granted the one, (these experiences) and entrusted
to impart it as the other (these rhymed reflections).