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"Often you take it for granted that intuitive knowledge is not practical, will not work, or will not give you diagrams. Those same diagrams of which science is so proud, however, can also be barriers, giving you a dead instead of a living knowledge. Therefore, they can be quite impractical.
"I admit that I am being sneaky here; but if you did not feel the need to kill animals to gain knowledge, then you would not have wars, either. You would understand the balance of nature far better.
"If you did not feel any need to destroy reality (in your terns) in order to understand it, then you would not need to dissect animals, hoping to discover the reason for human diseases. You would have attained a living knowledge long ago, in which diseases as such did not occur. You would have understood long ago the connections between mind and body, feelings, health, and illness.
"I am not saying that you would have necessarily had a perfect world, but that you would have been dealing more directly with the blueprints for reality."
—from The “Unknown” Reality, Volume One, A Seth Book, by Jane Roberts, 1996, Amber-Allen Publishing, pp. 191-192 (Session 701, 6/3/74)
"You manufacture articles. It has taken you centuries to reach your point of technology achievement. It seems to you then that objects come from the outside, generally speaking—for after all, do you not make them in your factories and laboratories?
"In a way it seems that ‘artificial’ or synthetic fabrics are not natural. You produce them from the outside. Yet your world is composed of quite natural product, objects that emerge, almost miraculously when you think of it, from the inside of the earth.
"You work with material that is already there, provided. You mix, change, and rearrange what is already given. The entire physical universe emerges from an inside, however, and none of your manufacturing would provide you with even one object, were it not for those that appeared as source material long before. Wood, plants, all the species of the earth, the seasons and the planet itself, come from this unidentifiable inside. Physical events have the same source.
"The true scientist understands that he must probe the interior and not the exterior universe; he will comprehend that he cannot isolate himself from a reality of which he is necessarily a part, and that to do so presents at best a distorted picture. In quite true terms, your dreams and the the trees outside of your window have a common denominator: they both spring from the withinness of consciousness.”
—from The “Unknown” Reality, Volume One, A Seth Book, by Jane Roberts, 1996, Amber-Allen Publishing, pp. 183-184 (Session 700, 5/29/74)
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