John Levack Drever: Cloud of Forgetting

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    Cloud of Forgetting

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    “If ever you are to come into this cloud and live and work in it, as I suggest, then just as it were above you, between you and God, so you must also put a cloud of forgetting beneath you and all creation.”   —Chapter 5, Cloud of Unknowing (Anon, 16th Century)

     

    This work has arisen from my experiences of Zen meditation in a Roman Catholic context. It is both a prayer and equally a reflection on meditation. It is not, however, a substitute for silence. Cloud of Forgetting has been referred to as a “hyper-meditation”. It was realized at The Electro-acoustic Music Studios at The University of East Anglia, February, 1996. Cloud of Forgetting is dedicated to Thomas Zimmermann.