“things neither are, nor are-not” (Sure makes it hard to latch on to an idea and go with it.)
The idea is put forth that any sense perception doesn’t exist outside or beyond a particular sense organ seems to ignore basic physiology about what the brain actually does. The brain(mind?) is the only true sense organ, all else is receptors and conduits.
“History is a popular fallacy” created by the limited and the blind. Without “things” there would be no time. Without “time” there would be no things. “Life is a trick played on you by your mind.” (then what is death, the punchline or payoff?)
Note on heavy drinking (pot calling the kettle black?) as a form of self murder.(he found out didn’t he?) “don’t drink to get drunk, drink to enjoy life” (Ironic then to think that if J.K. had drank less he would have been around to enjoy life more.)
Reference to(William) Reich’s theory that lack of “proper orgasm” causes neurosis and leads to cancer(!) (Hmmm. Improper versus proper orgasm, having I been doing it wrong all this time?)
J.K. does have one interesting comment when he prophesizes microscopes so powerful they’ll discover life is empty.
On a sort of related note, I just finished reading Tom Robbins collection of shorter works(‘Wild Ducks Flying Backward’) where I found his thoughts on some of the same areas they J.K. covers very intriguing. Especially liked Tom’s explanation of the ideal modern man as proposed by Shree Bhagwan Rajneesh, used to explain merging the spiritual with the physical; “Zorba the Buddha”.