Putting yourself in a trance can bring bliss—no pocket watch or creepy magician needed.
“You are standing at the top of a flight of stairs. It leads
into darkness. The stairs are not steep. And there is a banister...”
For the record, every flight of stairs I’ve ever fallen down has
had a banister. Indeed, on several occasions the banister has
been the problem, or at least has contributed to the damage.
And yet I feel no fear.
“Down you go...one step...another step...everything’s
fine and safe and secure...”
“Flight deck again, ladies an...
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