32. We are on a mission. We are summoned to educate the earth. If a spirit were to appear to us, we would make ourselves master of our own spirituality at once ? we would be inspired, both by ourselves and by the spirit. Without inspiration, no apparition. Inspiration is both appearance and appearance given in return, both appropriation and communication.
Bernstein, Jay M.(Editor). Classic and Romantic German Aesthetics.
West Nyack, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press, 2002. p 208.
I am interested in what others might draw from the thought expressed here, without the context in which it was uttered.