A. N. Whitehead is my favorite western “mystic”.
Rock Whittington?
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Could you possibly, if you ever have the time, point me to some of Whitehead’s writings that you found the most important for you, or that touched you the most, or that had a strong impact on your own personal philosophy? That would be great. If not, no problem at all:)

But I should perhaps expand my knowledge and embrace philosophies that I so far only know by the reference of other writers. I admit that I am by and large very much focused on Medieval and Renaissance philosophy (and of course, shamanism as a vintage of philosophy that is outside our own cultural realm). Even in music, as I am a pianist, too, I got to specialize entirely on Renaissance and Baroque music, finding my soul in that music much more than in Rococo (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven) or Romantic music (Chopin, Schubert, Schumann, Rachmaninov, etc.), let alone modern music (Bartók, Schönberg, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, etc.).

The spirit behind these different musical epochs is really different. I am not a young person and truly, when I was young, I loved Romantic music and even Debussy and Ravel, but as I got older, I got more sensitive to the unique charm of polyphonic music and its very wistful balance between fast and slow movements that are ultimately vibrating to the tonus of our human heart.

Thanks again!

Peter

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