Monday, January 24, 2011

by C. F. Pantin:
    . . . if you are not careful you may start to imagine that you can explain the whole behavior of the sea anemone by very simple reflexes ‑- like the effect of a coin in a slot machine. But quite by accident, I discovered that apart from reflexes, there was a whole mass of purposive behavior connected with the spontaneous activity of the anemone about which we simply know nothing. (Actually, this behavior was too slow to be noticed; it was outside our sensory spectrum for the time being.
"A basic tenant of mysticism is that reality as it is ordinarily perceived is indeed a distortion and human suffering is a consequence of believing the distorted view" -The Observing Self; Mysticism and Psychotherapy