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Excerpt_p317_The_Ascent_to_Truth_-_C2.pdf
Page 397 of a manuscript of "The Ascent to Truth" corresponding to page 317 of the first published edition by Harcourt Brace in 1951. The manuscript has a draft title of "The Ascent to Light."

Journal_for_the_Protection_of_All_Beings_No1_1961.pdf
The first piece in the first issue of the journal is Thomas Merton's poem, "Chant To Be Used In Processions Around a Site With Furnaces." Other contributions by: Bertrand Russell, Gary Snyder, Kay Johnson, Antonin Artaud, Gregory Corso, William…

Almost_Final_Days_10-34--16-21.mp4
Harold Talbott describes how he came to know both Thomas Merton and the Dalai Lama. After having met Merton 10 years earlier at Gethsemani Abbey, Talbot met Merton again in New Delhi and brought Merton to meet the Dalai Lama at Dharamsala. Bonnie…

MertonCorrespondence_ForestJames_nd001_opt.pdf
Correspondence with James H. Forest who was involved in the Catholic Worker movement and started the Catholic Peace Fellowship. This is a two-page letter from Forest to Merton discussing a recent visit with Tom Cornell.

1964-10-12-001.pdf
Thomas Merton writes his condolences and sends his poem "Picture of a Black Child with a White Doll" to the father of Carol Denise McNair, one of the girls killed in the 1963 bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Merton…
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