It is important to remember that Ken Kesey did not march in the Hell’s Angles parades.
Let the end for which man is created be explained to him, and he can also be given for the space of a half-hour the Particular Examen and then the General and the way to confess and to receive the Blessed Sacrament.
Let him, during three days every morning, for the space of an hour, make the meditation on the First, Second and Third Sins; then, three other days at the same hour, the meditation on the statement of Sins; then, for three other days at the same hour, on the punishments corresponding to Sins.
Let him be given in all three meditations the ten Additions.
For the mysteries of Christ our Lord, let the same course be kept, as is explained below and in full in the Exercises themselves.
The spirit of our time spoke to me and said: “What dire urgency could be forcing you to speak all this?”
This was an awful temptation.
But with this the spirit of our time had almost brought it about that instead of speaking, I was thinking again about reasons and explanations.
But the spirit of the depths spoke to me and said: “To understand a thing is a bridge and possibility of returning to the path. But to explain a matter is arbitrary and sometimes even murder. Have you counted the murderers among the scholars?”