You say I am repeating
Something I have said before. I shall say it again
Shall I say it again? In order to arrive there
To arrive where you are, to get from where you are not,

You must go by a way wherein there is no ecstasy.
In order to arrive at what you do not know

You must go by a way which is the way of ignorance.
In order to possess what you do not possess

You must go by the way of dispossession.
In order to arrive at what you are not

You must go through the way in which you are not.

And what you do not know is the only thing you know
And what you own is what you do not own
And where you are is where you are not.



THE MILLENNIUM SPHERE PROJECT is an ambitious undertaking, mirroring in design, location and symbol the workings of human history and the human mind. It also partakes in that portion of human experience beyond mere language and material. Conceived and existant as a totem of human endeavor, The Millennium Sphere and its associated rite reach outward and upward, embracing the eternal spirit of humanity while marking in its own unassuming fashion the passing of a mere tick in the long history of the world: the arbitrary turn of a calendar leaf.
      The Millennium Sphere will serve as a repository for a portrait of how this race sees itself at the end of the twentieth century of the Christian era. It is of course beyond the scope of this project to dictate the contents of this repository. We have endeavored therefore to craft and propose a fitting silhouette of humanity's ambitions and achievements on the eve of the third millenium, and trust to the future that we will not have drawn ourselves too much in error.


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