Viewpoint: Borderland

Most of the time, most of us live in what some call the real world—the sensed world filled with what we see, hear, think, and feel. Some of us move beyond the sensed world into what’s been called the spiritual realm, which cannot be sensed or measured. Those who recognize only the sensed world are known as humanists; non‐believers; agnostics or atheists; believing in no God, no higher power, “No ideas but in things,” as Williams Carlos Williams once wrote. Those who do believe in a world beyond the senses speak of a spiritual world—or sometimes God’s other world🔒

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John Pitts Corry lives in Albuquerque, N.M.

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