I found this an extraordinary book; I would suggest that if you want to find books with the same sensibility (but very different otherwise) you might be looking at Hermann Hesse's Steppenwolf, Jung on archetypes and alchemy, the poetry of Keats and Coleridge, Novalis and Goethe, but this is an autobiographical account of his mystical-scientific experiences of the elemental presence of nature, of the movement of ants in a dance with the observer, of inhabiting the quality of wind and water.
For those interested, the philosopher Rudolf Steiner gave a lecture early in the 20th century in which he described the 12 philosophical worldviews (see Human and Cosmic Thinking), pointing out how each was seen by its proponents is the one and only way of knowing reality when in fact full understanding requires all of them. During this he specifically describes a mode of experience, which he calls gnostic sensationalism, the ability to experience through the senses the deepest essential truths of nature and the world, and I've never found a more perfect example.
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