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"Demanding, provocative, and often polemic, these five chapters--each a small book in itself--are wide-ranging, thought-provoking, and stimulating. Artists, therapists, and social activists alike will find that an integrative thinker addresses here their often disparate concerns and shows that the gaps between them are merely apparent. This makes The Metaphysics of Night a timely book indeed."

--David Stendl-Rast, author; co-creator, Gratefulness.com

"Matthew Del Nevo combines erudition, artistic sensitivity, and passionate spiritual feeling. At times he writes with the soul of music as he calls for a meditative listening, experiencing participation in, and with vibratory life force energies. In a disenchanted critique of today's deadwood technological/scientific/academic materialist thinking, he reaches back to pick up threads of devout humanism with heart, to weave alongside intellectual intuition as a way of the future, in active alignment with an irradiating Source of all there is."

--Clair Dunne, author, Carl Jung: Wounded Healer of the Soul

"The Metaphysics of Night is required reading for those who want to engage seriously with all that is encompassed under the trope of darkness. This embraces the themes of silence, the unconscious, and the Real. This book shows the range of Del Nevo's interests, which incorporates manifold disparate topics."

--John Gale, editor, Insanity and Divinity--studies in psychosis and spirituality

"Should be of interest to serious scholars of the field as well as to the interested general reader. The concept of the night in Catholic theology, as well as in secular verse and prose, is analyzed in such a manner as to bring out the subtle nuances of this most important of doctrines."

--Farasha Euker, author, Luvah, Journal of the Creative Imagination

"This wonderful book reclaims the imagination and intuition . . . Such an intelligent, scholarly, and inspiring evocation of a world of 'being' that lies beyond word, beyond dogma, beyond the limits of human rationality, places this book within an exciting new development in religious studies."

--Angela Voss, Canterbury Christ Church University

"In the wake of his soul trilogy on melancholy, enchantment, and music, Matthew Del Nevo's new book on religion invites us to descend into a nocturnal world infused with a raw, dark beauty. Here lies that country beyond night's veil, a place we all must enter, whether religious or not, if we are to experience the numinous and what it is to be fully human."

--Lisa Jacobson, author, The Sunlit Zone and South in the World

"A rich and profound probe of the human condition and more than a probe. A bearing witness, confession, creative affirmation of ineffable depths that support spiritual quality, without which inner being constricts and becomes a caricature. A book that helps what is most important in ourselves breathe."

--Michael Eigen, author, Kabbalah and Psychoanalysis and Contact with the Depths

"This book is skeptical about abstract thinking in Catholic philosophy and theology, and argues a strong case for real presence in the sense that French Catholics once knew as the sacrament of the present moment and English Catholics as the practice of the presence of God. This book reiterates some of the main arguments of these schools but in modern secular idioms of spirituality, cultural analysis, and psychology."

--Bishop David Walker, DD

"This volume argues that modernity has lost its soul because of its focus on a "day world" substance metaphysics (rational, scientific, objective) at the expense of the night's symbolic, preconscious, intuitive, and relational metaphysics. Soul needs to be reclaimed by inner spiritual work that recovers the wonder and inspiration of night--understood both metaphorically and literally. . . . [Del Nevo] offers a set of essays exploring this night imagery in Meister Eckhart, St. Francis de Sales, Arthur Schopenhauer, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and Rainer Maria Rilke."

--S. Young, Choice

"Demanding, provocative, and often polemic, these five chapters--each a small book in itself--are wide-ranging, thought-provoking, and stimulating. Artists, therapists, and social activists alike will find that an integrative thinker addresses here their often disparate concerns and shows that the gaps between them are merely apparent. This makes The Metaphysics of Night a timely book indeed."

--David Stendl-Rast, author; co-creator, Gratefulness.com

"Matthew Del Nevo combines erudition, artistic sensitivity, and passionate spiritual feeling. At times he writes with the soul of music as he calls for a meditative listening, experiencing participation in, and with vibratory life force energies. In a disenchanted critique of today's deadwood technological/scientific/academic materialist thinking, he reaches back to pick up threads of devout humanism with heart, to weave alongside intellectual intuition as a way of the future, in active alignment with an irradiating Source of all there is."

--Clair Dunne, author, Carl Jung: Wounded Healer of the Soul

"The Metaphysics of Night is required reading for those who want to engage seriously with all that is encompassed under the trope of darkness. This embraces the themes of silence, the unconscious, and the Real. This book shows the range of Del Nevo's interests, which incorporates manifold disparate topics."

--John Gale, editor, Insanity and Divinity--studies in psychosis and spirituality

"Should be of interest to serious scholars of the field as well as to the interested general reader. The concept of the night in Catholic theology, as well as in secular verse and prose, is analyzed in such a manner as to bring out the subtle nuances of this most important of doctrines."

--Farasha Euker, author, Luvah, Journal of the Creative Imagination

"This wonderful book reclaims the imagination and intuition . . . Such an intelligent, scholarly, and inspiring evocation of a world of 'being' that lies beyond word, beyond dogma, beyond the limits of human rationality, places this book within an exciting new development in religious studies."

--Angela Voss, Canterbury Christ Church University

"In the wake of his soul trilogy on melancholy, enchantment, and music, Matthew Del Nevo's new book on religion invites us to descend into a nocturnal world infused with a raw, dark beauty. Here lies that country beyond night's veil, a place we all must enter, whether religious or not, if we are to experience the numinous and what it is to be fully human."

--Lisa Jacobson, author, The Sunlit Zone and South in the World

"A rich and profound probe of the human condition and more than a probe. A bearing witness, confession, creative affirmation of ineffable depths that support spiritual quality, without which inner being constricts and becomes a caricature. A book that helps what is most important in ourselves breathe."

--Michael Eigen, author, Kabbalah and Psychoanalysis and Contact with the Depths

"This book is skeptical about abstract thinking in Catholic philosophy and theology, and argues a strong case for real presence in the sense that French Catholics once knew as the sacrament of the present moment and English Catholics as the practice of the presence of God. This book reiterates some of the main arguments of these schools but in modern secular idioms of spirituality, cultural analysis, and psychology."

--Bishop David Walker, DD

"This volume argues that modernity has lost its soul because of its focus on a "day world" substance metaphysics (rational, scientific, objective) at the expense of the night's symbolic, preconscious, intuitive, and relational metaphysics. Soul needs to be reclaimed by inner spiritual work that recovers the wonder and inspiration of night--understood both metaphorically and literally. . . . [Del Nevo] offers a set of essays exploring this night imagery in Meister Eckhart, St. Francis de Sales, Arthur Schopenhauer, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and Rainer Maria Rilke."

--S. Young, Choice

"Demanding, provocative, and often polemic, these five chapters--each a small book in itself--are wide-ranging, thought-provoking, and stimulating. Artists, therapists, and social activists alike will find that an integrative thinker addresses here their often disparate concerns and shows that the gaps between them are merely apparent. This makes The Metaphysics of Night a timely book indeed."

--David Stendl-Rast, author; co-creator, Gratefulness.com

"Matthew Del Nevo combines erudition, artistic sensitivity, and passionate spiritual feeling. At times he writes with the soul of music as he calls for a meditative listening, experiencing participation in, and with vibratory life force energies. In a disenchanted critique of today's deadwood technological/scientific/academic materialist thinking, he reaches back to pick up threads of devout humanism with heart, to weave alongside intellectual intuition as a way of the future, in active alignment with an irradiating Source of all there is."

--Clair Dunne, author, Carl Jung: Wounded Healer of the Soul

"The Metaphysics of Night is required reading for those who want to engage seriously with all that is encompassed under the trope of darkness. This embraces the themes of silence, the unconscious, and the Real. This book shows the range of Del Nevo's interests, which incorporates manifold disparate topics."

--John Gale, editor, Insanity and Divinity--studies in psychosis and spirituality

"Should be of interest to serious scholars of the field as well as to the interested general reader. The concept of the night in Catholic theology, as well as in secular verse and prose, is analyzed in such a manner as to bring out the subtle nuances of this most important of doctrines."

--Farasha Euker, author, Luvah, Journal of the Creative Imagination

"This wonderful book reclaims the imagination and intuition . . . Such an intelligent, scholarly, and inspiring evocation of a world of 'being' that lies beyond word, beyond dogma, beyond the limits of human rationality, places this book within an exciting new development in religious studies."

--Angela Voss, Canterbury Christ Church University

"In the wake of his soul trilogy on melancholy, enchantment, and music, Matthew Del Nevo's new book on religion invites us to descend into a nocturnal world infused with a raw, dark beauty. Here lies that country beyond night's veil, a place we all must enter, whether religious or not, if we are to experience the numinous and what it is to be fully human."

--Lisa Jacobson, author, The Sunlit Zone and South in the World

"A rich and profound probe of the human condition and more than a probe. A bearing witness, confession, creative affirmation of ineffable depths that support spiritual quality, without which inner being constricts and becomes a caricature. A book that helps what is most important in ourselves breathe."

--Michael Eigen, author, Kabbalah and Psychoanalysis and Contact with the Depths

"This book is skeptical about abstract thinking in Catholic philosophy and theology, and argues a strong case for real presence in the sense that French Catholics once knew as the sacrament of the present moment and English Catholics as the practice of the presence of God. This book reiterates some of the main arguments of these schools but in modern secular idioms of spirituality, cultural analysis, and psychology."

--Bishop David Walker, DD



-This volume argues that modernity has lost its soul because of its focus on a -day world- substance metaphysics (rational, scientific, objective) at the expense of the night's symbolic, preconscious, intuitive, and relational metaphysics. Soul needs to be reclaimed by inner spiritual work that recovers the wonder and inspiration of night--understood both metaphorically and literally. . . . [Del Nevo] offers a set of essays exploring this night imagery in Meister Eckhart, St. Francis de Sales, Arthur Schopenhauer, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and Rainer Maria Rilke.-

--S. Young, Choice

-Demanding, provocative, and often polemic, these five chapters--each a small book in itself--are wide-ranging, thought-provoking, and stimulating. Artists, therapists, and social activists alike will find that an integrative thinker addresses here their often disparate concerns and shows that the gaps between them are merely apparent. This makes The Metaphysics of Night a timely book indeed.-

--David Stendl-Rast, author; co-creator, Gratefulness.com

-Matthew Del Nevo combines erudition, artistic sensitivity, and passionate spiritual feeling. At times he writes with the soul of music as he calls for a meditative listening, experiencing participation in, and with vibratory life force energies. In a disenchanted critique of today's deadwood technological/scientific/academic materialist thinking, he reaches back to pick up threads of devout humanism with heart, to weave alongside intellectual intuition as a way of the future, in active alignment with an irradiating Source of all there is.-

--Clair Dunne, author, Carl Jung: Wounded Healer of the Soul

-The Metaphysics of Night is required reading for those who want to engage seriously with all that is encompassed under the trope of darkness. This embraces the themes of silence, the unconscious, and the Real. This book shows the range of Del Nevo's interests, which incorporates manifold disparate topics.-

--John Gale, editor, Insanity and Divinity--studies in psychosis and spirituality

-Should be of interest to serious scholars of the field as well as to the interested general reader. The concept of the night in Catholic theology, as well as in secular verse and prose, is analyzed in such a manner as to bring out the subtle nuances of this most important of doctrines.-

--Farasha Euker, author, Luvah, Journal of the Creative Imagination

-This wonderful book reclaims the imagination and intuition . . . Such an intelligent, scholarly, and inspiring evocation of a world of 'being' that lies beyond word, beyond dogma, beyond the limits of human rationality, places this book within an exciting new development in religious studies.-

--Angela Voss, Canterbury Christ Church University

-In the wake of his soul trilogy on melancholy, enchantment, and music, Matthew Del Nevo's new book on religion invites us to descend into a nocturnal world infused with a raw, dark beauty. Here lies that country beyond night's veil, a place we all must enter, whether religious or not, if we are to experience the numinous and what it is to be fully human.-

--Lisa Jacobson, author, The Sunlit Zone and South in the World

-A rich and profound probe of the human condition and more than a probe. A bearing witness, confession, creative affirmation of ineffable depths that support spiritual quality, without which inner being constricts and becomes a caricature. A book that helps what is most important in ourselves breathe.-

--Michael Eigen, author, Kabbalah and Psychoanalysis and Contact with the Depths

-This book is skeptical about abstract thinking in Catholic philosophy and theology, and argues a strong case for real presence in the sense that French Catholics once knew as the sacrament of the present moment and English Catholics as the practice of the presence of God. This book reiterates some of the main arguments of these schools but in modern secular idioms of spirituality, cultural analysis, and psychology.-

--Bishop David Walker, DD

About the Author

Matthew Del Nevo is a philosopher at the Catholic Institute of Sydney, Australia and author of The Valley Way of Soul, The Work of Enchantment (Transaction, 2011), and The Continental Community of Inquiry. His articles have appeared in Literature and Theology, Critical and Creative Thinking, and Australasian Pentecostal Studies.

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