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November 21, 2012

Carl Sagan - The Frontier is Everywhere

Terraqueous related: Because this is the only other instance of the word that comes to mind.

From my experience I cannot doubt but that man, when lost to terrestrial consciousness, is indeed sojourning in another and uncorporeal life of far different nature from the life we know, and of which only the slightest and most indistinct memories linger after waking. From those blurred and fragmentary memories we may infer much, yet prove little. We may guess that in dreams life, matter, and vitality, as the earth knows such things, are not necessarily constant; and that time and space do not exist as our waking selves comprehend them. Sometimes I believe that this less material life is our truer life, and that our vain presence on the terraqueous globe is itself the secondary or merely virtual phenomenon.
- H.P. Lovecraft, Beyond the Wall of Sleep (1919)

Posted by Ghost of a flea at November 21, 2012 09:28 AM