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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
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