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Planet Soul

Notes from a neophyte spiritualist

A long-haired person reaching toward the sky; ripples radiate from their hand. Everything is monochromatic gray.
A long-haired person reaching toward the sky; ripples radiate from their hand. Everything is monochromatic gray.
Illustration: Laura Knetzger

I shall have to train my senses, make them at once stronger and more delicate, at one moment tough, at another fragile; in a word, more lucid. I shall hear with my sense of sight and with my skin; I shall cover myself with eyes. Everything, even judgment, will be touch and hearing. Everything must be felt. I shall also think with my eyes and my hands: Everything must think. —­­Octavio Paz, “From Criticism to Offering”

Last year, I began praying for the first time in almost two decades. I don’t remember the precise reason I started back up, but…

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