In the Western World many people play the Analytic Game. The Analytical Game resolves the conflict between the Facts of the Senses and the Models, Rules and Norms of the Human Prediction System, the Expectation (often called Thinking).
Added by Max on June 10, 2021 at 12:33pm —
As in modern fraternities, before the candidate was admitted to participate in the trials he must be selected by unanimous vote. Then he must give himself unreservedly into the hands of his guides and place implicit confidence in them, obeying their commands without asking questions. If we bear in mind that the whole ritual symbolically… Continue
Added by Max on June 5, 2021 at 12:00pm —
Continued from Part 1
The bottom rung of the ladder represents that point where the involving soul can go no lower, the point where it contacts the mineral realm and first incarnates in objective form. The 7 upward steps represent the 7 states of its evolution from mineral to man. In this seventh state the soul has… Continue
Added by Max on June 5, 2021 at 12:00pm —
THE conception of life held by the spiritual alchemist is quite different from that ordinarily held by the man of affairs. The events that spring into existence as the result of his contact with external environment are viewed from an entirely different angle. Instead of being considered in reference to… Continue
Added by Max on May 17, 2021 at 1:26pm —
The word "alchemy" comes from an Arabic word, al-Kimia, which means the art of making gold.
There are two kinds of gold: the gold that we obtain from outside, and the gold that the Eastern alchemist knew how to make for himself. The same may be applied to happiness.… Continue
Added by Max on April 25, 2021 at 10:35am —
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Added by Max on April 22, 2021 at 1:42pm —
“Fire! Fire!” In the midst of a great feast, the villagers turned their heads in a drunken stupor. Through their hazy vision, they saw rapidly spreading flames, threatening to engulf them. They desperately looked around for a way out, but were too drunk to get up.
“We’re done for! We might as well all get ready to die,” somebody started to weep. However, one… Continue
Added by Max on April 10, 2021 at 9:41pm —
When Babylon became the capital of Mesopotamia, Marduk, the patron deity of Babylon was elevated to the level of supreme god. Acknowledged as the creator of the universe and of humankind, the god of light and life, and the ruler of destinies, he rose to such eminence that he claimed 50… Continue
Added by Max on February 13, 2021 at 10:16pm —
This was when there was just a trace of early dawn on the face of the earth, there was no sun. But there was one who magnified himself; Seven Macaw is his name. The sky-earth was already there, but the face of the sun-moon was clouded over. Even so, it is said that his light provided a sign for the people who were flooded. He was like a person of genius in his… Continue
Added by Max on January 24, 2021 at 9:52am —
Wishing you a prosperous New Year EO Community! Keep Steady - run deep. ~ Max
Long ago, there lived a rich old man who was a lecher and skinflint by nature. He lusted after pleasure but couldn’t bear to part with his money.
One twilit evening, with the clouds tinged a delicate rosy shade and a light… Continue
Added by Max on December 28, 2020 at 11:20am —
In a certain place there was a snake. One day the snake’s tail said to the snake’s head, “I should be the one to lead the way.”
The snake’s head replied, “I’ve always been the one to decide on the direction. Why do you suddenly want to do it?”
After speaking, the snake’s head continued going… Continue
Added by Max on December 8, 2020 at 3:10pm —
It is not uncommon to read the name Aleister Crowley linked to Satanism or Devil-worship. Various statements made by Crowley, or attributed to him, are used as proof that he was the archetypal Satanist. This stance is taken by many Christians, and it is no surprise that many Satanists claim Crowley as one… Continue
Added by Max on October 31, 2020 at 9:07am —
Imagine a young Isaac Newton time-travelling from 1670s England to teach Harvard undergrads in 2017. After the time-jump, Newton still has an obsessive, paranoid personality, with Asperger’s syndrome, a bad stutter, unstable moods, and episodes of psychotic mania and depression. But now he’s subject to Harvard’s speech codes that… Continue
Added by Max on October 29, 2020 at 3:14pm —
For decades, the word was taboo. If you spoke it on the radio, they would blip it out. Only fundamentalist preachers, stirring the fear of the hell and damnation into their flock would use such a word in public. Or perhaps a vendor of perfumes, luring the darker side of its consumers.
But today, it's everywhere.
Added by Max on October 24, 2020 at 1:26pm —
In this season of ghosts, ghoulies and creepy crawly things, here are some thoughts on the infamous spider.
Millions of years ago, a few spiders abandoned the kind of round webs that the word “spiderweb” calls to mind and started to focus on a new strategy. Before, they would wait for prey to become ensnared in their webs and then walk out to retrieve… Continue
Added by Max on October 15, 2020 at 9:13am —
An amusing tale ...
How should we expect extra-terrestrial life forms to look and is it possible to have intelligent contact with them? According to Ufologists there are six basic alien life forms: human, humanoid, hybrid animal, robotic, exotic and apparitional that have been reported by contact witnesses. The most commonly witnessed aliens… Continue
Added by Max on September 30, 2020 at 10:00am —
The following is from the unpublished essay, ‘The Mystery of Evil," by Paul Brunton. Read it here:… Continue
Added by Max on September 26, 2020 at 12:17pm —
The soul in Sanskrit, in the terms of the Vedanta, is called Atman, which means happiness or bliss itself. It is not that happiness belongs to the soul; it is that the soul itself is happiness.
Today we often confuse happiness with pleasure; but pleasure is only an illusion, a shadow of happiness; and in this delusion man may… Continue
Added by Max on September 17, 2020 at 4:20pm —
Modern Alchemy ...
The Pursuit of Alchemy is a means of altering one’s Perceptions and one’s Consciousness
Transmuting Fear into Understanding, Ignorance into Comprehension …
The Study of Alchemy reveals
Alchemy as the Source and Bridge to all religions, philosophies, and creeds
Which seek to transmute the human heart so as… Continue
Added by Max on August 22, 2020 at 12:45pm —
Although the writings of medieval astrologers show little appreciation of the advantages conferred by the influence of Saturn, when prominent in a birthchart, it is probable that those of more ancient times were well aware of them. Yet because the principle he rules in human life and the influence of his vibrations always find their… Continue
Added by Max on August 2, 2020 at 12:37pm —