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The Black Goddess and the Unseen Real: Our Uncommon Senses and Their Common Sense
In this work, the author shows how we are surrounded by invisibles; forces which animals know but humans have come to ignore or only participate in unconsciously. These forces include electricity, magnetism and the deeper reaches of touch, smell, taste and sound.
Published June 1st 1988 by Grove Pr
(first published January 1st 1987)
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This book will require something of a vaguely defensive preamble about my approach to occult/esoteric readings and concepts. As I said in my review of Wilhelm Reich's Listen, Little Man!, I'm basically a rationalist but I believe there is much inspiration and insight to be gained by delving, carefully, into the irrational (most arch rationalists are just as reactionary as those they consider deluded fantasists). Cultural factors complicate discussion about topics like this: ordering structures w ...more
Apr 11, 2016 Rune Rasmussen rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
An amazing, wonderful and unique book. A celebration of the experience of living in a surprising and imaginative way. This is a book I will return to once in a while to be inspired again. A book about exploring potential and enhancing experiences of joy, freedom and much more. The book has been written in the same way it talks about these ways of exploring life and there are a lot of references to other books which opens for further study in many directions. I never read anything like it and I h ...more
Peter William Redgrove was a British poet, who also wrote prose, novels and plays with his second wife Penelope Shuttle.More about Peter Redgrove...
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