Divinty Within

This sense unfolds in various individual faculties: sight for the contemplation of immaterial forms, hearing for the discrimination of voices which do not echo in the empty air, taste in order to savour the living bread which came down from heaven to bring life to the world(John 6:33), and even a sense of smell, with which Paul perceived those realities which caused him to describe himself as a sweet odor of Christ (2 Cor. 2:15), and finally touch, which possessed John when he states that he has touched with his own hands the Word of life (John 1:1). This sense for the divine was discovered by the prophets... Solomon already realized that there are two modes of sense perception, one mortal, transient, and human, and the other immortal, spiritual, and divine.

First Principles, Origen, taken from The Future of the Human Body by Michael Murphy

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