Dr Martin Lings
“In no play does Shakespeare represent more clearly than in Measure for Measure the dangers of the spiritual path. At the outset of the path the perverted psychic elements are more or less dormant and remote from the centre of consciousness. They must first of all be woken and then redeemed, for they cannot be purified in their sleep; and it is when they wake in a state of raging perversion that there is always the risk that they will overpower the whole soul. This is what happens with Angelo …”
Recorded in London, October 1993, by The Temenos Academy.
Measure for Measure
Republished by kind permission of The Temenos Academy.
The Secret of Shakespeare: His Greatest Plays seen in the Light of Sacred Art, by Martin Lings, is available from Archetype.