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For me it is simpler to accept Newton's proof that planetary orbits are elliptical than to accept his conclusion on faith without bothering about the mathematical foundations. Likewise it is simpler for me to have a coherent theory about the significance and meaning of tarot than to accept on faith that the cards somehow just do what they are supposed to do.

I refuse to believe that the quest for order and systemization necessarily results in obfuscation, nor does it invalidate geronimo's Nietzsche quote: "You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star." Nietzsche also was capable of systematic reasoning, although he tended to express himself flamboyantly, and Einstein daydreamed about riding in elevators in outer space before coming to the conclusion that acceleration is mathematically indistinguishable from the effects of gravity.
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