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Watts, Alan - The ordering of nature is an art akin to music



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The Joyous Cosmology – Adventures in the Chemistry of Consciousness – Alan W. Watts and Timothy Leary

More and more it seems that the ordering of nature is an art akin to music – fugues in shell and cartilege, counterpoint in fibres and capillaries, throbbing rhythm in waves of sound, light and nerve.  And oneself is connected with it quite inextricably – a node, a ganglion, an electronic interweaving of paths, circuits and impulses that stretch and hum through the whole of time and space.  The entire pattern swirls in its complexity like smoke in sunbeams or the rippling networks of sunlight in shallow water.

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Watts, Alan

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