chesterton on mystics | marshall mcluhan 1

G.K. Chesterton, the English novelist and theologian, was rather influential in Professor Marshall McLuhan's conversion to Roman Catholicism in the early 1930s. Originally drawn to Chesteron while still a university student in Manitoba, McLuhan later wrote a defense of some of Chesterton's way of thought which he liked so much. The article was published in the Dalhousie Review in 1936, entitled "G.K. Chesteron: A Practical Mystic."

The background isn't completely necessary, though to appreciate these two Chesterton quotes, as selected by McLuhan:

Real mystics don't hide mysteries, they reveal them.

The highest use of the imagination is to learn from what never happened.