Timothy Leary // "Emotions are the lowest form of consciousness... The only state in which we can learn, harmonize, grow, merge, join, understand is the absence of emotion. This is called bliss or ecstasy, attained through centering the emotions... Conscious love is not an emotion; it is serene merging with yourself, with other people, with other forms of energy. Love cannot exist in an emotional state... The great kick of the mystic experience, the exultant, ecstatic hit, is the sudden relief from emotional pressure. Emotions are closely tied to ego games. Check your emotions at the door to paradise."