I have recently been reading Kathleen Raine’s selection of poetry by Shelley. In her introduction, she says: “Inspiration, of the kind claimed for, or by, such poets, from Plato to Yeats… seems again, as we learn more of the human psyche, credible. There are regions of the mind which seem possessed of knowledge beyond anything we may have acquired by study or experience” (1). This expresses perfectly the idea of the title of this series; the scientific method can take us only so far, as we journey in the worlds of psyche and spirit.
(1) Penguin, 1973, p8