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WORLDS WITHIN THE WORLD

It was toward that point in space that I directed my thoughts, and, completely permeated by the reading and study of my Starian books, I crossed the Heavens faster than the speed of light; no longer did anything Terrestrial occupy my thoughts; I believed that I really was on a planet in the solar system of Star.

—Charles Ischir Defontenay, Star (Psi Cassiopeia)1

And then finally when you get far enough along in a thing, you feel as though you’re living there—not just working at a painting, but actually working in that valley. You’re there.

—Andrew Wyeth, painter2

Texts, media, are not just referential paths leading to worlds: to read a text or to look at a painting means already to inhabit their worlds.

—Thomas G. Pavel, ...

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