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Cosmic Zoom

Maslow’s emphasis that in peak experiences “the whole universe is perceived as an integrated and unified whole” reminded me of how I felt when I first saw this Canadian short film while taking a film-making class at Portland State:

Watching it may not have been a peak experience, but it was certainly one of those “aha” artistic moments when an artist expresses a thought you’ve held but never quite been able to articulate. The power of the spell it cast on me is attested to by the fact that reading Maslow immediately made me think of the movie, and I could still remember it vividly enough to find it after a short search on the web (with a little help from friend Mike).