Mysticism and Visuality

  title={Mysticism and Visuality},
  author={J. Hamburger},
“Mysticism and visuality”: the topic presents, as Gilbert and Sullivan might have put it, “a most ingenious paradox.” By definition, the ineffable lies beyond representation of any sort, be it visual or verbal. In its root sense, the word mysticism derives from the Greek “ muo ,” “to remain silent” or “to close the lips or eyes.” What place can there be for any discourse on the visible in the context of a system of thought that, by definition, is predicated on obscurity and blindness? The… Expand