Lipton’s Journal/February 22, 1955/663
The revolutionary and the mystic. Each are against society, but the mystic leaves society, the radical returns from his deep hell to leave a social portrait of the future which society in its retreat from advancing man will in time come to adopt as a defense. (Symbolically, the miner-radical lives in hell, the mountaineer-mystic in heaven.) Our resentment of mystics is not altogether unjust—they have left us; they have refused to add that particular perversion (into words) of their thought which might be a step-hole in the wall for men to come.