I spotted The Perennial Philosophy in the hands of a reader at a table outside a coffee place in Goleta. When I googled it later I felt like I had found the holy grail. It's not like I've read it yet. I'm still on Chapter 1, "That Art Thou." I love my copy. I got it from Ed upstairs at the Book Loft in Solvang.
Beginning my Studies
BEGINNING my studies, the first step pleas’d me so much,
The mere fact, consciousness—these forms—the power of motion,
The least insect or animal—the senses—eyesight—love;
The first step, I say, aw’d me and pleas’d me so much,
I have hardly gone, and hardly wish’d to go, any farther,
But stop and loiter all the time, to sing it in extatic songs.