THE EGO AND THE SELF
ere's what I think. I think angels make their
home in the Self, while Resistance has its seat in
The fight is between the two.
The Self wishes to create, to evolve. The Ego likes things
just the way they are.
What is the Ego, anyway? Since this is my book, I'll define
it my way.
The Ego is that part of the psyche that believes in ma-
The Ego's job is to take care of business in the real world.
It's an important job. We couldn't last a day without it. But
there are worlds other than the real world, and this is where
the Ego runs into trouble.
Here's what the Ego believes:
1) Death is real. The Ego believes that our existence is
defined by our physical flesh. When the body dies, we
die. There is no life beyond life.
- Time and space are real. The Ego is analog. It believes
that to get from A to Z we have to pass through B, C, and
THE WAR OF ART