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|The Book of Pleasure: The Psychology of Ecstasy is a book written by Austin Osman Spare. The book could be regarded the central text among his writings.|
|... a temporary or physical reality, and so deceive us into substituting the Fugitive |
and Temporary for the ever-changing Permanence. ... The growing
rationalization of thought, seeing with a trust in Life that casts out fear,
recognizing such a Cosmic ... It is, more often than not, sheer cowardice and
ignorance - the essence of superstition - that bring lack of trust and faith ... them of
a natural placidity within which the intelligence may rest tranquil, as if rocked in
the cradle of great thoughts.
|In this angry, funny, smart, contentious book, Jonah Goldberg turns our preconceptions inside out and shows us the true meaning of Liberal Fascism.|
|I bring a sword that contains its own medicine: The sour milk that cureth the body. Prepare to meet God, the omnifarious believing,-Thyself the living truth. Die not to spare, but that the world may perish. Nature is more atrocious.|
|His only weapon is iron his heroes seem forever doomed to se deceit, to |
rationalizing their weakness until they seem like virtues. ... In the prese book, a
Free French intelligence age tums traitor and yet convinces himst that he has
won a personal badge courage. ... His now deranged mind pretenti that his
cowardice was really a mean of making himself more useful to Franc: He ranges
from total fear to ...
|Man cannot choose his height or whether he is ugly or pretty but he can decide |
whether he will be a coward or a hero, ... but that which he makes of himself
Before that projection of the self nothing exists; not even in the heaven of
intelligence; ... 2 He goes on to expose what he calls the phenomena of self-
deception in which man rationalizes his iniquitous ... "Anti-Semitism, in a word, is
fear of man's fate.
|But my employee had free access to large collections of news letters, intelligence |
reports, foreign and domestic newspapers, scientific and military publications ... If
they could deceive journalists by straight- eyed lying and appeals to sympathy,
could they not deceive Government officials? ... I am sure that if Mr. Budzislawski
ever decided he had laid a bet on a lame horse, he would rationalize himself into
other loyalties. My experience taught me that communists are craven cowards.