“This essential consciousness needs nobody for its travels. It needs no plane, no engine, no instruments, only the release from the flesh which the circumstances I’ve gone through make possible.
“Then what am I – the body substance which I can see with my eyes and feel with my hands? Or am I this realization, this greater understanding which dwells within it, yet expands through the universe outside: a part of all existence, powerless but without need of power; immersed in solitude, yet in contact with all creation? …..
– Charles Lindbergh, from the Spirit of St. Louis, written soon after being the first to fly across the Atlantic in 1927