As appearance gives way to essence
In the overall evolution of human life,
So must Social Transcendentalism eventually
Be superseded by Super-transcendentalism,
In order that the second and higher phase
Of Centrist civilization may come to pass
And bring Centrism to maturity,
Through the purest meditation,
In the ripe wisdom of a beingful essence.
This meditation of the noumenal self upon itself
Will supersede contemplation of the other in the self,
Pure transcendentalism superseding
The impure transcendentalism of the hallucinogenic trip,
Just as, in the Christian West, puritanical Protestantism
Superseded visionary Catholicism
In the evolution of Christianity
From appearance to essence, doing to being.
Phases cannot be escaped, and if the second phase
Of Centrism must wait until the first phase
Has properly run its course, then so be it!