Thanks, David. Wish someone could address your concern. As for me, the list will excuse me if I'm content with enjoying the resonances of 'Light Invisible' in Eliot's poetry. Here's one in 'Gerontion':

Are forced upon us by our impudent crimes.
These tears are shaken from the wrath-bearing tree. 

The tiger springs in the new year. Us he devours. Think at last
We have not reached conclusion, when I
Stiffen in a rented house. Think at last        
I have not made this show purposelessly
And it is not by any concitation
Of the backward devils
I would meet you upon this honestly.


David Boyd <[log in to unmask]> wrote Friday, December 21, 2012 11:35 AM: 

Interesting topic, thanks, CR.
Haven't read it in full, but curious, possibly, that the profound influence of the thinking of an Eliot contemporary, Charles Williams, both upon Eliot and many others, regarding negativity and affirmation isn't mentioned, and neither seems to be relevant religious aspects of 4Q
Prof. Grevel Lindop near Manchester UK is presently working on a biography of Charles Williams.  

On 21 December 2012 16:11, Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
"And we thank Thee that darkness reminds us of light."

The via negativa of 'The Waste Land'

The Aristotelian Mr. Eliot: Structure and Strategy in 'The Waste Land' 
By Timmerman, John H.
Yeats Eliot Review, Vol. 24, No. 2 
Summer 2007


Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> wrote Thursday, December 20, 2012 6:26 PM: 

T.S. Eliot
O Light Invisible
From The Rock