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[page 16] JAMES WRIGHT, 1605 THAYER RICHLAND, WASH. 99352 GLAD YOU'RE GETTING ANOTHER _ENTMOOT_ OUT. PERHAPS IT WILL BE COMING OUT MORE REGULARLY NOW? YOUR THEME IS GOOD. ALTHOUGH MOST OF THE TOLKIEN CULTISTS WON'T ADMIT IT, THERE _IS_ A CONNECTION BETWEEN ACID AND MIDDLE EARTH. IN MY OWN HUMBLE OPINION, ALL FANTASY IS BASICALLY ACID LITERATURE, BECAUSE BOTH ARE DEEPLY CONNECTED TO [page 17] THE INNERMOST CONSCIOUSNESS. FANTASY COMES STRAIGHT OUT OF MAN'S INNERMOST INSIDE, AND IT ALWAYS HAS, BACK TO THE DAYS OF THE ELDER EDDA AND EVEN FURTHER BACK TO THE PRIMITIVE MYTHOLOGY. ACID, OF COURSE, OPENS THE DOOR TO THE INSIDE. THERE WOULD BE A NATURAL CONNECTION HERE, OF COURSE. IN SOME SOCIETIES, THE INSIDE COMES TO THE OUTSIDE AS RELIGIOUS AND MYSTICISM. IN OUR CULTURE IT COMES THROUGH AS FANTASY, SUCH AS TOLKIEN'S (OR LEIBER'S OR DECAMP'S OR MOORCOCK'S OR MYERS' OR HOWARD'S ETC., ETC.) LATELY I'VE BEEN DOING A LOT OF THINKING ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ACID AND FANTASY, AND IT SEEMS TO ME THE TWO ARE INSEPARABLE.