“"We did not fall because of a moral error; we fell because of an intellectual error: that of taking the phenomenal world as real. Therefore, we are morally innocent. It is the Empire in its various disguised polyforms which tells us we have sinned. 'The Empire never ended.'"”
“What we have here is a Zen paradox. That which makes no sense makes the most sense. I am being caught in a sin of the highest magnitude: using Aristotelian two-value logic: 'A thing is either A or not-A' (The Law of the Excluded Middle). Everybody knows that Aristotelian two-value logic is fucked.”Narrator
“An irruption from the collective unconscious, Jung taught, can wipe out the fragile individual ego. In the depths of the collective the archetypes slumber; if aroused, they can heal or they can destroy. This is the danger of the archetypes; the opposite qualities are not yet separated. Bipolarization into paired opposites does not occur until consciousness occurs.”Narrator
“The distinction between sanity and insanity is narrower than the razor's edge, sharper than a hound's tooth, more agile than a mule deer.It is more elusive than the merest phantom. Perhaps it does not even exist; perhaps it is a phantom.”
“It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.”
“Certainly it constitutes bad news if the people who agree with you are buggier than batshit.”
“It is amazing that when someone else spouts the nonsense you yourself believe you can readily perceive it as nonsense.”
Followed by The Divine Invasion.
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