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Powers of Mind by Adam Smith (1975 book)

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Joη's picture

or for especially-normal thinking


"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

Don't get me started on Richard Feynman.


the Mozart of mathematics:


Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

Michael Nystrom's picture

Chris, have you read it?

Adam Smith?

What's the back story?

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

Yes. Different Smith from the 18th century philosopher.

It is an exploration of the question 'where do extra-normal experiences come from?'

Smith tries to answer it and is told by the first psychologist he calls that nobody has done any research on that question, so he sets out to find it himself. He talks to every manner of explorer - shamans, trippers, sensory deprivation, near-death experience, advances in brain science such as in


Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

Whoa - wrong book!

Your comment is way out of place, buddy!

Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

That sounds

really cool.

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
-Thomas Paine