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ON STRING THEORY

So the physical world
is music, and the music of the spheres
is not a vain idea,
and the traditionalists
sniff with contempt
at the physicists,
who have only just discovered
what they knew all along.
But that contempt is empty.
Vibration as consciousness
and vibration as
observed phenomenon
are of course very different but
once the consciousness is lost, it is
by the observed phenomenon,
the intellectual idea,
that it can be regained. Our job
as lovers of poetry, lovers of God,
is to see consciousness, not
as our existing possession given by history
but as the end, the mark
to be aimed for. And so
the physicists' exploration of Mind
is the true theology.

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