Hercules Slaying the Dragon Which Watched Over the Golden Apples of the Hesperides
I went out to the hazel wood,
“It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge.”
grail (n.) c.1300, "the Holy Grail," from Old French graal "Holy Grail, cup," earlier…Continue
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There is an idea in our paradigm, everything has a point of origin. It is very pragmatic and it can be very useful for moving through the world. However this idea, to me, can be very misleading and the cause of much confusion.
In speaking of elegant simplicity versus a merely simple system it is meant partly that a simple system begins with points which are readily visible but don’t ultimately have the depth to stand alone. Then they require constant addition and complication to…
Karma is experience, and experience creates memory, and memory creates imagination and desire, and desire creates karma again. If I buy a cup of coffee, that's karma. I now have that memory that might give me the potential desire for having cappuccino, and I walk into Starbucks, and there's karma all over again.
...he who gains power over a man's blood gains power over the man, and that blood is “a very special fluid” because it is that about which, so to speak, the real fight must be waged, when it comes to a struggle concerning the man between good and evil...
- Rudolf Steiner…Continue
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"Perception through the filter of personal bias produces a polarized vision of
the universe. This places us in contention with the essential universe as we
try to supercede it with our self-created universe. Reflecting the
subconscious binary-logic of the ego's most rudimentary self-defining, we end
up experiencing the universe as divided into 'self' and 'other'. The pole of
'other' however, is completely referenced to 'self' and is not a perception
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(Yet another old piece!)
Sobriquet (Ode to the Sweetest Nickname).
"The nectarine and curious peach
Into my hands themselves do reach..."
— Andrew Marvell.
The deliberate embrace:
Root of the tree.
Lingering fruit; — a wish dying to love me
In the sun's ethereal embrace!
Reminds me of another I knew...
What color that isn't…
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ONE TANGENT INTO THE HERMETIC DOCTRINE OF ALL
You own nothing! There is nothing anywhere that is not borrowed, is not a gift loaned to you for the development within yourself of purpose. “Purpose” for the discovery of your SELF, your Identity, the reason for life and the processing of your consciousness and your body to handle this powerful life changing knowledge. Ability to handle this TRUTH. Wow!
So all “matter” is a gift on loan and you have a chance to decipher…
No, I would not want to live in a world without dragons, as I would not want to live in a world without magic, for that is a world without mystery, and that is a world without faith.”
― R.A. Salvatore, Streams of Silver…
Kybalion & Kabbalah Notes
What is it that we are trying to do here studying various Esoteric Sciences
What is it that we are trying to do here studying various Esoteric Sciences? Is it that we become acquainted with information, or more the ideas and philosophy presented within the Sciences? The information is valuable. The Truth Principles behind the information much more so. (Mysteries revealed.)
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As we hurry away to the end, my friend,…
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Much is made of this concept in this day and age. However I question just what one would hope to change with the idea as it stands.
The idea that law should be fundamentally simple may have its merit but there is a difference between simplistic and elegantly simple. In its current form I cannot help but ask, what is natural law other than simply turning back the clock.
Though shall not kill. We’ve had these simple ideas before. They were not enough and ultimately the…
An Excerpt From: MORALS AND DOGMA. COUNCIL OF KADOSH. XIX. GRAND PONTIFF.
The Septenary is the Crown of the Numbers, because it unites the Triangle of the Idea to the Square of the Form.
The more the great Hierophants were at pains to conceal their absolute Science, the more they sought to add grandeur to and multiply its symbols. The huge pyramids, with their triangular sides of elevation and square bases, represented their Metaphysics, founded upon the knowledge of…
Griffin: A miracle is something that seems impossible but happens anyway.
- Men in Black 3…Continue
Breathing out I approach the mountain
Breathing in the mountain approaches me.
Following the barely visible
trail through evolution,
following the Milky Way
across the top of the skull
into the star field
at the back of the mind,
pressing forward as sudden
My longing is a rope bridge
across icy ravines and…
Looking, I saw, the image arising.
Still, I remain.
Breathing, deeply, a sea of motion.
My eyes closed, my heart opened, expansive.
The eyes, they see, told to look, they seek.
The body, moves, stillness it cannot be.
Mind, restless, searching for what it cannot find.
My eyes opened, grasping the image.
You cannot get here, from there.
My mind pushed away at itself.
Jumping with a foot firmly rooted.
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''Oh please don't go - we'll eat you up - we love you so!''
~ Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak)
Sitting today, Bodhisattva explodes...
..and when the smoke clears, a snake is rattling its tail..…Continue
''We’re birthed into sangha, into sacred community. It’s called the world.''
Yes. It is the same thing said differently, again and again. That is, if it is the truth. Delusion comes in many distracting and stimulating flavours. But…Continue
[In honor of this month's rare Rose Moon (or Honey Moon, if you prefer) I'm posting this really old poem I wrote. I did write this when I was 16, so bare with me! lol]
Lamenting the absence of moonlight
That still bathes my skin.
The inertia was pulling my blood.
The night goes on.
The clouds move in,
But I still see you everywhere.
The end of my dream last night was one of the most beautiful in memory. After effortlessly travelling quickly over vast valleys, I came to the bank of a lightly meandering river, where the river’s course ahead lay flat, and the horizon could be seen. Both banks at each side of the river were steep and treeless, but were full of colour and teeming with microscopic life. On the horizon, very large willow trees lay in the distance, changing colours between green and gold as the sun rose above…Continue
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