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At 08:23 PM 7/31/2007, Nancy Gish wrote:
>I agree that it is a death of ego.  But I hasten to add that I do not
>myself have any desire for a dead ego in this sense,

  "in this sense" is an interesting choice of words here, but what sense do 
you mean? An opened soul for God to enter?

Ken A


>and I don't think
>Eliot ever experienced it or claimed to.
>
>I would question Lear--more  like the dark night of sense than of
>spirit, since Lear is a very intensely present self, not an opened soul
>for god to enter.