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Page 134 - If the doors of perception were cleansed, every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro
Page 239 - Colors, sounds, temperatures, pressures, spaces, times, and so forth, are connected with one another in manifold ways ; and with them are associated dispositions of mind, feelings, and volitions. Out of this fabric, that which is relatively more fixed and permanent stands prominently forth, engraves itself on the memory, and expresses itself in language. Relatively greater permanency is exhibited, first, by certain complexes of colors, sounds, pressures, and...
Page 131 - JOO mph and continued at that speed, under full power, for an additional 20-25 seconds. The soon-to-be pilot experienced G-forces usually reserved for dog-fighting F-14 jocks under full afterburners. The Chevy remained on the straight highway for approximately 2.6 miles (15-20 seconds) before the driver applied the brakes, completely melting them, blowing the tires, and leaving thick rubber marks on the road surface. The vehicle then became airborne for an additional 1.3 miles, impacted the cliff...
Page 111 - The professional hot-rodders—such as the Petersen magazine syndicate (Hot Rod Magazine and many others) and the National Hot Rod Association— have gone to great lengths to obliterate the memory of the gamey hot-rod days, and they try to give everybody in the field transfusions of Halazone so that the public will look at the hotrodders as nice boys with short-sleeved sport shirts just back from the laundry and a chemistry set, such an interesting hobby.
Page 131 - Force sergeant had somehow got ahold of a JATO (Jet Assisted Take-Off) unit. JATO units are solid fuel rockets used to give heavy military transport airplanes an extra push for take-off from short airfields. Dried desert lake beds are the location of choice for breaking the world ground vehicle speed record. The sergeant took the JATO unit into the Arizona desert and found a long, straight stretch of road. He attached the JATO unit to his car, jumped in, accelerated to a high speed, and fired off...
Page 22 - A body at rest tends to stay at rest and a body in motion tends to stay In motion, unless acted upon by an external force.
Page 8 - Tubeiq was paradise. If there is a divine purpose in Jafr it is that God has placed it on earth as a warning of what hell is like."88 It was at El Jafr that David decided to film the mirage and the entrance of Sherif Ali.
Page 131 - ... applied the brakes, completely melting them, blowing the tires, and leaving thick rubber marks on the road surface. The vehicle then became airborne for an additional 1.3 miles, impacted the cliff face at a height of 125 feet, and left a blackened crater 3 feet deep in the rock. Most of the driver's remains were not...
Page 14 - It was the sick and dying who despised the body and the earth and invented the things of heaven and the redeeming drops of blood: but even these sweet and dismal poisons they took from the body and the earth! They wanted to escape from their misery and the stars were too far for them. Then they sighed: 'Oh if only there were heavenly paths by which to creep into another existence and into happiness!