Thanks, Rick. This line is very dear to me. I've often quoted it in mystical contexts.

From: Rickard A. Parker <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, September 12, 2011 4:38 PM
Subject: Re: Eliot vis-a-vis the mystic 3

Who is the third who walks always beside you?

On 9/12/2011 10:02 AM, Chokh Raj wrote:
> la Dante, Eliot must have been intrigued by the mystic 3.
> "Here is *the man with three staves*"