From a physiological perspective
it is at least possible,
that waking consciousness
is merely a phenomena of release
from the higher-state of dream consciousness.
Intuitively recognising this,
ancient man, as opposed to modern man,
existed in a vast living universe,
as a deliberately created being of the cosmos,
rather than as an accident of birth in an indifferent world.
Consequently, not only did ancient man inhabit the world,
but the world also lived within him.
NUANCES OF NICOLL
The Keys to Heaven
Psychologist, Maurice Nicoll studied under Fourth Way exponents G.I Gurdjieff and P.D. Ouspensky, and presented his own philosophy in a series of works published during the Mid Twentieth Century.
In his seminal work, Living Time… he makes no bones about insisting that the psychological states and concepts that he is expounding, and their utilisation, are ancient and stretch back through Christianity, Judaism, the Greek Philosophers and on into the mysterious climes of Pre-Dynastic Egypt…
In re-presenting these ideas as a series of poetic explorations, author and essayist, Stuart France uncovers a series of links with the Mediaeval Traditions of the Northmen, and the Matter of Britain!
What is the original story of our week? How does the moon harrow hell? Prepare to be enthralled, entertained, educated, and enlightened, as new light is shed on the enigmatic figures of Wotan, Merlin, and King Arthur.
They do not write books like this anymore, if indeed they ever did!