“. . . The great French medical scientist Claude Bernard [inventor of the expression milieu intérieur, or homeostasis] observed that the stability of the inside environment of complex organisms must be maintained before an outer freedom can be achieved from their immediate surroundings.
“. . . It is the discontinuity beyond all others: the separation both of the living creation from the inanimate and of the individual from his kind. The body is the true cosmic prison. . . The giant confined in the body’s prison roams at will among the stars.”
– “The Cosmic Prison” in The Invisible Pyramid
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