Lilly, John - The dust bowl universe
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from John Lilly: Altered States Interview with John Lilly by Judith Hooper
Jan 1983 Omni Magazine
Have I told you about the "Dust-bowl God"?
No. What is the "Dust-bowl God"?
In my new book I have a theory called the Dust-bowl God. God got bored with this universe and the distribution of intelligence in it. So He made a dust bowl out beyond the galaxies. In this dust cloud, every particle is intelligent; on the atomic level, each particle is as intelligent as a human being.
The dust particles made themselves into stars and planets and animals and humans and everybody knew everybody; everything was totally aware of everything around It. Now the problem is, If every particle is equally intelligent and greater assemblages are even more intelligent, what are the traffic rules for relations between, say, humans and elephants? It would be nice to see such a universe, wouldn't it -- the Dust-bowl Universe?
How would it differ from ours?
Right. How would it?