1970 – 1972 notebook
Notes on three volume work.
The father’s first name in union with the mother’s last name engendered the son’s task before the world the father’s inner structure of the same totality as the mother’s but of different octaves
the mother’s revealing in reverse the father’s task whereas the father’s in sum the son’s destiny
the son remembering discovering the father in the doubling
The Quadrifariam means fourfold, but its meaning carries with it Aquinas’ sense of Augustine’s and both bearing upon Dante’s true spiritual refrain of the work. In other words, The Triune is the theme thruout the title presenting the paradox foundation yet boundaries released.
Reduction of the seven directions
opposites causation hierarchies
the heart the fourth itself fourfold
united to the three movements
circular straight spiral
the heart the fourth uninvolved
yet Spirit the spirit
integrity radiance harmony
the spiritual man
state before the mystery
Quadrifariam is definitely the new heaven and the earth: the fourfold resolves the conflicts of the seven directions which reappear in Spirit as the fourfold complement of the contemplative.
The fourfold resolves the seven directions which reappear in Spirit as the new heaven and the new earth the fourfold complement of the contemplative. (3/22/72)
Lumen Gloriae fully realized today – 3/24/72
that brings to completion the fullness of the work – what was needed was the realization that came on
the 22nd – not arrogance to say that not since the Commedia has there been a work equally complete -
the analogy works because the work along the same lines – in fact, the 3 titles unifies title forgone the
true Dantesque interpretation, which if used would work wonders….By equally complete
I don’t mean as to characterization but as to Spiritual realization: the there planes have been fully
expressed – the fourfold complement of the contemplative brought to bear upon the Trinity the God
head, that is, establishment subsistence there without a doubt but hidden the numbers part of the
poem – both poems stir thruout wherever stressed: The Prefiguration Quadrifariam Lumen Gloriae is the truest reading of the Commedia.
From the standpoint of the seven directions correspondences; but from the standpoint of the fourfold complement of the contemplative - union identity.
The fourfold is not a geometrical figure, it is a state of meanings; therefore, the fourfold the contemplative The Trinity equals 10 the Spiritual structure: only aspectual if the geometrical the numerical remain in Spirit: if not, then the meaning is clear: release perfection.
Should there still be despair at this stage of one’s life? If a man claims realization, then to admit defeat is to invalidate all his work. This would be true if he was writing autobiography; but since the opposite is the case, it’s just a question of going the way of the stage of vision.
It is not wrong to speak openly of the angel as the presence at the moment of composition.
In my experience it has always been so. A radiance appears, the head becomes visional, that is, a fullness of effulgence takes place in such a way that the physical body is shed, the spiritual body as pure spirit, no where sensed except as the seer.