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The spiral path takes you out and round and upward--slowly. The paradox takes you straight to the top into pure truth and thus breaks with the crippling past. It is revolutionary, moving from one extreme (ignorance and illusion) to the other extreme (knowledge and reality, the very heart of the Overself).

-- Notebooks Category 23: Advanced Contemplation > Chapter 5: Balancing the Paths > # 70

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