Cellumaniac© Angel Boligan, El Universal, Mexico City

Century Marks

Sinless aliens, etc.
Seeing double: Author Andrew Harvey, who grew up in India with very tolerant English Protestant parents, was drawn to an eclectic kind of mystical religion. But when his father was dying he went to church, and after the priest was finished preaching, the crucifix came alive: Harvey had the sensation that the Christ figure on the cross had taken a knife and slashed open Harvey’s heart. After leaving the church Harvey saw a man with no legs or arms, and he saw in this man the Christ he had just seen on the cross. This experience led him to combine his mysticism with activism on behalf of people who have no voice and to inspire other people to lead lives of service (Sun, May).

 

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