The Search for Ecstatic Truth
Whittenberger Auditorium, IMU
As a result of the massive spread of virtual realities, our entire sense of “reality” has been called into question. But sometimes facts so exceed our expectations—have such an unusual, bizarre power—that they seem unbelievable. But in the fine arts, music, literature, and cinema, it is possible to reach a deeper stratum of truth—a poetic, ecstatic truth, which is mysterious and can only be grasped with effort. One attains it through vision, style, and craft. We can also gain our ability to have ecstatic experiences of truth through the Sublime, through which we are able to elevate ourselves over nature.