Creation

. . . it says:
I remember everything simultaneously:
Like the distant beam of a distant lighthouse,
I carry the universe before me
Like an easy burden on an outstretched palm,
And in the depths, mysteriously growing, is the seed
Of what is to come . . .

"Creation" by Anna Akhmatova (1889 - 1966), poet.

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Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931) - writer and poet.

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A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.

Michel de Montaigne (1533 - 1592) - essayist, philosopher, writer.

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…your conceptions of what myths are and what practical functions they served for Native Americans is probably wrong - especially if you have read or seen on television popular descriptions of ‘primitive myths’ by ‘experts’ like Mircea Eliade or Joseph Campbell, or some more recent and less famous pundits peddling misinformation through terms like ‘universal symbol’ or ‘archetype.’

Karl Kroeber (1926 - 2009), literary and Native American studies scholar.  From the intro to the excellent work (edited by him) Native American Storytelling.  Kroeber is also the brother of writer Ursula K. Le Guin.

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It might be true that the sun rises regularly because he never gets tired of rising. His routine might be due, not to a lifelessness, but to a rush of life.

GK Chesterton

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The Kybalion by the Three Initiates is one of the most complete reference books for occult principles available.  It details the seven universal laws,
Mentalism
Correspondence
Vibration
Polarity
Rhythm
Cause and Effect
Gender
"The All creates mentally," states The Kybalion, and from there, details the universe.  It’s easy to read, funny at times, and profound.  A friend of mine, deeply involved in the occult, once said to me, “If I had to give away all the occult books I own except for one, I’d keep The Kybalion, because all the information in the other books is condensed in there.”

livingthinking:

The Kybalion by the Three Initiates is one of the most complete reference books for occult principles available.  It details the seven universal laws,

Mentalism

Correspondence

Vibration

Polarity

Rhythm

Cause and Effect

Gender

"The All creates mentally," states The Kybalion, and from there, details the universe.  It’s easy to read, funny at times, and profound.  A friend of mine, deeply involved in the occult, once said to me, “If I had to give away all the occult books I own except for one, I’d keep The Kybalion, because all the information in the other books is condensed in there.”

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I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.

Helen Keller - aside from overcoming great challenges in the forms of deafness and blindness, Keller was a Swedenborgian mystic, a socialist, and an amazing writer.  

One of my favorite books by her, a short book of essays entitled The World I Live Inis breathtaking.

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Sherilyn Fenn and Kyle MacLachlan, promotional photoshoot for ‘Twin Peaks’, 1990.
Sherilyn Fenn and Kyle MacLachlan, promotional photoshoot for ‘Twin Peaks’, 1990.

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The time to fight for freedom is the time when freedom is threatened, not the time when freedom is destroyed, for that later time is too late. Freedom is threatened now, the destruction of freedom is not far off. Now is the time to fight.

John Whiteside “Jack” Parsons (1914 - 1953) - occultist and rocket scientist.

Parsons was one of the earliest and most important rocket scientists in the US.  He was also a student and friend of Aleister Crowley’s.  Parsons was mostly concerned with how magick could contribute to human freedom and liberation.

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Life isn’t divided into genres. It’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you’re lucky.

Alan Moore - comic book writer and occultist.

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It is not words only that are emblematic; it is things which are emblematic. Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Ordinary morality is only for ordinary people.

Aleister Crowley

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The revelation of the senses!
I lose all urgency.
My thoughts become a dream,
a haze.
Yet in what the senses make appear,
a cosmic sense
draws near.

Verse 14 - Uriel’s week - Fourteenth week after Easter -  from The Calendar of the Soul by Rudolf Steiner.

Each week of the year has a different verse.  Each verse is meant to be meditated on and lived through for a week.

Take the verse and meditate on it, even if for just five minutes, each morning this week.

 I’ll be posting them here every week.

These versions aren’t direct translations, but rather my own versions based on a combination of the various English translations and my own understanding through meditation.

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I don’t ever want to fall in love again; I want to rise into it.

Conner Habib

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The only interesting answers are those that destroy the questions.

Susan Sontag (1933 - 2004) - writer, philosopher, critic.

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