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Fata morgana   /fˈɑtə mɔrgˈænə/   Listen
Fata morgana

noun
1.
A mirage in the Strait of Messina (attributed to the Arthurian sorcerer Morgan le Fay).






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"Fata morgana" Quotes from Famous Books



... Your prospect is about as deceptive as a fata morgana! What have you been doing, I ask you again, toward realizing this prospect and earning the ...
— Capitola's Peril - A Sequel to 'The Hidden Hand' • Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth

... something higher, which is spirit. It is now a question of whether we realise and feel what we see. One who lives only in the sensations and feelings of the senses will look upon impressions of higher things as a Fata Morgana, or mere play of fancy. His feelings are entirely directed towards the things of sense. He grasps emptiness when he tries to lay hold of spirit forms. They withdraw from him when he gropes after them. They are just ...
— Christianity As A Mystical Fact - And The Mysteries of Antiquity • Rudolf Steiner



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