Last paragraph of the 1996 WGBH interview transcribed

The main body of the LCC and its practical application, including all 4 published versions of Book 1 with their inserts: the 1959 tan cover; the 1959 light green cover Japanese edition; the 1970‘s white cover, which adds an illustrated River Trip to the 1959 edition, and the currently available Fourth Edition, 2001.

The authorization code is the first word on Page 198 of the Fourth Edition of the LCCTO.

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Last paragraph of the 1996 WGBH interview transcribed

Postby bobappleton » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:22 am

This quote ends the radio interview by WGBH in 1996. The book George was referring to must have been the 2001 edition of the LCC - which everyone on this forum has. There is, as we all know, another unfinished volume of this book. http://www.wgbh.org/programs/Jazz-Portr ... odes/-9658

"Something unseen was working. It didn't come from me. But this knowledge used me as its... vehicle. When you take a road that hasn't been followed, you're really obligated to see it through... And I would hope to see the whole idea of gravity being understood, because you can't see gravity. In showing that it exists in music and that the Lydian scale itself is a gravity field, I would hope that people would begin seeing forces, or feeling forces, and believing in the consciousness of these forces - that these forces are not to be trifled with - that we are under their jurisdiction and their law, you know. The one thing that I want to accomplish is to complete the book. That's it, you know. And to accept any blessings of a spiritual nature that go with being loyal to a work and completing the work in your lifetime. What's a life for... if not to explore?"
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