3 The Quantum Dispersal
no cost, and make use of the residual energy the self has left behind so as to keep only the function of triggering for itself. Since we can forget, we can find that the link is energy that will sometimes not respond to a call of the self to produce recall. Sometimes the self can use its familiarity with its own functionings to reach other links and rescue the forgotten item or to leave understanding of why the forgetting took place to another occasion. Since we can forget, we see the unity of life become a duality (or a trinity, or something else): on the one hand, we experience the quantum of the self and, on the other, the work of that quantum that until now has led to the production of the energies locked up and of those needed to lubricate and maintain these energies, by taking them from the energy in the environment. Dreaming. In my study of sleep I could find little to help me in understanding sleep so long as I attempted to give my consciousness in the waking state a preponderant and a prominent place. This at once made me into an intellectualist who could neither think of nor devise experiments to study myself, but only others. The breakthrough in this case came when I knew that I needed to let the sleeper in me do the studying. Among the results which I established for myself, the one that can help us most here, is the capacity of the self to dwell or not to dwell in some of its functionings.
"Is there any hope that we may ever know what death is? Since it is a problem of knowing, we need to find the epistemological devices that w...