SynGate CD-R JT01
The term Compunctio
Gregory the Great (ca 540–604) spoke about compunctio, the holy pain.
The grief somebody feels when faced with that which is most beautiful i
s both a reminiscence and a fore-taste of the divine world.
Originally compunctio was a medical term that described intense
physical pain, but when Gregorius used the word he spoke
about a spiritual pain.
The bittersweet experience stems from human home-lessness in an
imperfect world, human consciousness of, and, at the same time, a
desire for perfection.
This inner spiritual void becomes painfully real when faced with beauty.
There, between the lost and the desired, the holy tears are formed.
– Owe Wikström,
professor in Psychology
of Religion at the
University of Uppsala
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