The symbolic interpretation of prophecy makes the interpreter a prophet; spiritus per spiritum intellegitur. All the Lord’s people to be prophets. Prophets, or poets: sing unto the Lord a new song. The song must be new, or it is no song; the Spirit is the creator spirit, making new creations. The spirit is understood by the spirit; by the same spirit, i.e., in the same style. The proper response to poetry is not criticism but poetry.

Norman O. Brown, Love’s Body