Wednesday, May 13, 2009


"At ordinary times the eye concerns itself with such problems as: Where? - How far? - How situated in relation to what? In the mescalin experience the implied questions to which the eye responds are of another order. Place and distance cease to be of much interest. The mind does it's perceiving in terms of intensity of existence, profundity of significance, relationships within a pattern. I saw the books (on the shelves in the room), but was not at all concerned with their positions in space. ... ... ... What I noticed, what impressed itself upon my mind was the fact that all of them glowed with living light... ... ... In this context position and the three dimensions were beside the point... ... ... Space was still there; but it had lost it's predominance. The mind was primarily concerned, not with measures and locations, but with being and meaning."

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