"So long as we can be made to think that death is a bad thing, we can be ruled. That is why no government likes mystics, because if we define the mystic as the person who is no longer scared of death, because the mystic is in the simplest possible language the person who understands that you have to have nothing to have something.
So you can't fundamentally scare the mystic with death. Say: What end can it all come to, what's all the trouble about? The most it can come to is nothing."
- Alan Watts
The Bufo alvarius