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dc.contributor.authorHass, Andrew Wen_UK
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-10T00:00:07Z-
dc.date.available2019-09-10T00:00:07Z-
dc.date.issued2020-11en_UK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/30057-
dc.description.abstractThis article explores the way shifting notions of gravity within the development of Western imagination and thinking challenge both the above/below dichotomy and the spiritual/physical dualism that so often attend them. In moving from ancient conceptions of gravity and gravitas, particularly as informed by Aristotle, to modern conceptions based on scientific development since Galileo, Bacon, Newton, and Pascal, the article shows how gravity has always operated with a certain paradox of movement: inherent in moving down or up is its opposite. This paradox, influencing equally our physical and spiritual understandings of reality, becomes a mystical movement, as exemplified by Bonaventure’s 13th-century The Journey of the Mind to God. But as 20th-century writers as diverse as Hannah Arendt and Maurice Blanchot tell us, this mysticism does not necessarily diminish as modernity advances and can be invoked even in the modern scientific advancements, and disorientations, of space exploration.en_UK
dc.language.isoenen_UK
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_UK
dc.relationHass AW (2020) The Gravity of Mystical Ascent. Space and Culture, 23 (4), pp. 343-356. https://doi.org/10.1177/1206331219864274en_UK
dc.rightsHass, A. W. (2019). The Gravity of Mystical Ascent. Space and Culture. 23 (4), pp. 343-356. doi:10.1177/1206331219864274. Copyright © The Author 2019. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications. Reuse is restricted to non-commercial and no derivative uses.en_UK
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_UK
dc.subjectgravityen_UK
dc.subjectmysticismen_UK
dc.subjectspaceen_UK
dc.subjectabove/belowen_UK
dc.titleThe Gravity of Mystical Ascenten_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1206331219864274en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleSpace and Cultureen_UK
dc.citation.issn1552-8308en_UK
dc.citation.issn1206-3312en_UK
dc.citation.volume23en_UK
dc.citation.issue4en_UK
dc.citation.spage343en_UK
dc.citation.epage356en_UK
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublisheden_UK
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereeden_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.citation.date24/07/2019en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationReligionen_UK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000479669000001en_UK
dc.identifier.scopusid2-s2.0-85070329914en_UK
dc.identifier.wtid1441310en_UK
dc.date.accepted2019-06-26en_UK
dc.date.filedepositdate2019-09-09en_UK
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