"As a child Moreno played games that not only reflected his religious beliefs, but also give us an idea of how he had already introjected a perception of a special destiny. His favourite game was to play the role of God.
He did it often, building with other children a stage representing heaven and, while doing it, he would often break the furniture: a carpenter needed to be called in regularly to fix chairs and tables after these games."
"The same cannot be said about Descartes’s vision of the pineal’s role as the turnstile of consciousness (we might call it the Cartesian bottleneck). That idea, Cartesian dualism, is hopelessly wrong, as we saw in chapter 2."
"Perforated gnomons projecting a pinhole image of the sun were described in the Chinese Zhoubi Suanjing writings (1046 BCE–256 BCE with material added until circa 220 CE). The location of the bright circle can be measured to tell the time of day and year.
In Arab and European cultures its invention was much later attributed to Egyptian astronomer and mathematician Ibn Yunus around 1000 CE."