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January 1989

The Likeness of Angry Apes

The great nonhuman world, which exists simultaneously within us and without, is governed by its own divine laws--laws which we are free to obey or disobey. Obedience leads to liberation; disobedience, to a deeper enslavement to misery and evil, to a prolongation of our existence in the likeness of angry apes. Human history is a record of the conflict between two forces--on the one hand, the silly and criminal presumption that makes man ignorant of his glassy essence; on the other, the recognition that, unless he lives in conformity with the greater cosmos, he himself is utterly evil and his world a nightmare.

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