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Every state other than this perfect stillness is a manifestation of the ego, even if it be an inner mystical "experience." To be in the Overself one must be out of the ego, and consequently out of the ego's experience, thoughts, fancies, or images. All these may have their fit place and use at other times but not when the consciousness is to be raised completely to the Overself.

-- Notebooks Category 23: Advanced Contemplation > Chapter 7 : Contemplative Stillness > # 164

-- Perspectives > Chapter 23: Advanced Contemplation > # 59