Sacred hermeneutic is ultimately an erotic act according to the mystics in which the God in the interpreter meets the God and the text and realizes that they are one.
It is this erotic merger with the divine in the act of interpreting sacred text which has been the central realization of my own personal path to the divine. In this meeting between infinite and finite, the meetings blurs into a merger, a unio-mystica, achieved through the meditative ecstatic intellectual act of sacred study. Thus when we engage text we meet both third person descriptions of reality, a second person encounter with the Noten Hatorah, the torah given in the eternal now by the eternal divine thou, as well as the merger of the mystic with the word of God in which the voice of God speaks through the mystics Torah in the realization that “I am God.”
The Dance of Tears (in press)
Dr. Marc Gafni