Letter

Scope and Content

From Charles Upton, relating to Lindop's Temenos publication, The path and the palace: reflections on the nature of poetry [1996], which he found very interesting - as a "once and possibly future" poet, someone who has studied comparative mysticism, and a member of the Nimatullahi Sufi Order. He expounds in some detail his ideas about how art relates to the spiritual path, and the identity of poetry and philosophy. He also encloses some extracts from a manuscript he has recently written on "spiritual ecology", entitled Who is the Earth? How to see God in the natural world.