One of the essential elements in a return to order is a return to the idea of the sublime.
According to Sir Edmund Burke, “the sublime is the strongest emotion which the mind is capable of feeling.” John Horvat II, author of Return to Order, defines the sublime with the following words: “The sublime consists of those things of transcendent excellence that cause souls to be overawed by their magnificence.”
Is Technology Ruining Your Life? Take A Quick Quiz To Find Out By Clicking Here.
An example of something sublime is the take-your-breath-away building shown in the photo below. It looks like an abbey from Tudor England. Its size dwarfs its surroundings; its order immediately encourages orderliness; its height points to heaven; and a momentary view raises the mind and soul of man.