Are we nearly there yet? – The soul’s longing as human/divine, and as evolutionary impulse

Katherine Pierpoint

ABSTRACT

This dissertation considers the human experience of the longing which comes from the soul, and its potency.

It finds that soul-longing has a unique function, entirely apart from everyday emotional longings for this or that. This function is to have experience of ourselves in relation to divine intelligence.

The dissertation takes three steps in its argument, as follows:

a) Soul-longing is an active impulse for known unity with divine intelligence and love.

b) Then the soul longs in conscious choice to know, this deliberate impulse is met in return by that divine intelligence and love.

c) This meeting directly transforms the one who longs, by indelibly transcending previous knowing. The work is to continue in this knowing and not occlude it.