our greatest blessings come to us by way of madness Phaedr. 244a


My child, he who listens must perceive the same as he who speaks, share his awareness; he must breathe together with him, share the same spirit, his hearing must be sharper that the voice of he who speaks

From Poimandres to Jacob Böhme: Gnosis, Hermetism and the Christian Tradition

edited by R. van den Broek, Cis van Heertum

and in
Knowing Beyond Knowing: The Heart of Hermetic Tradition

related:  http://themoonsfavors.blogspot.com/2012/07/as-far-as-longing-can-reach.html