Quotation by D.H. Lawrence

[In the old religion of the Indians in New Mexico] the whole life-effort of man was to get his life into direct contact with the elemental life of the cosmos.... To come into immediate felt contact, and so derive energy, power, and a dark sort of joy. This effort into sheer naked contact, without an intermediary or mediator, is the root meaning of religion.
D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885–1930), British author. "New Mexico," Phoenix: The Posthumous Papers of D. H. Lawrence, p. 147, Viking Press (1936).
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