About Reality

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.

Paul Valéry

To see a world in a Grain of Sand,

And heaven in a Wild Flower,

Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand

And Eternity in an hour

William Blake

In the totalitarian era, the therapeutic task of philosophy would be a political task, since the established universe of ordinary language tends to coagulate into a totally manipulated and indoctrinated universe.  Then politics would appear in philosophy, not as a special discipline or object of analysis, nor as a special political philosophy, but as the intent of its concepts to comprehend the unmutilated reality.

Herbert Marcuse

I had decided with the contents of the first series of books to achieve the destruction, in the consciousness and feelings of people, of deep-rooted convictions which in my opinion are false and quite contradictory to reality.

With the contents of the second series of books to prove that there exist other ways of perceiving reality, and to indicate their direction.

With the content of the third series of books to share the possibilities which I had discovered of touching reality and, if so desired, even merging with it.

G.I. Gurdjieff

What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible.

Theodore Roethke