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Koestler, Arthur - Janus - The rules of the game

Identifier

002675

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Arthur Koestler - Janus

The next point to emphasise  is that every level in a hierarchy of any type is governed by a set of fixed invariant rules, which account for the coherence, stability and the specific structure and function of its constituent parts … the codes which govern the behaviour of social [parts] and lend them coherence are written and unwritten laws, traditions, belief systems, fashions …. the web which the spider weaves, the nest which the blue tit builds; the courting ceremony of the grey lag goose all conform to fixed species specific patterns, produced according to certain 'rules of the game'.

The source of the experience

Koestler, Arthur

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Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Extreme emotion
Smoke inhalation

Suppressions

Making love

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