Johan Tronestam - Compunctio

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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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