Paradise

‘Where the tree of knowledge stands, there is always Paradise’ : thus speak the oldest and the youngest serpents.

— Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

Paradise is exactly like where you are right now… only much, much better.

— Laurie Anderson

Paradise is not a place, but a state of consciousness.

— Sri Chimnoy

The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness.

— Max Eastman

Lucifer the bringer of light in the shape of the serpent of paradise, and Adam, the symbolic first man, [both] suffer for the sake of consciousness.

— Edward Whitmont, The Alchemy of Healing

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