Archive | June 2012

Away for the week.


Just a note, I will be away for a week in Denmark, will continue posting early July. 

 

Otove

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Metaphors of Light


It is said that Self is Light, Light Is Mind and Mind Is Essense, Einstein said:

For the rest of my life I will reflect on what light is.

It would seem that Einstein was influenced by The Secret of the Golden Flower, a Taoist text popularized by Carl Jung.  The reflection on/of light, or polishing the mirror so as to glimpse at the true reality reflecting back at us, could be said to be the most powerful way of experiencing divine reality.  How apt then that the greatest Scientific Mind of the 20th century found sublime truth reflecting on the nature of Light. Here are some more metaphors for mind, to reflect upon.

“When first to Think your active Mind essay’d,
And young Ideas in your Fancy play’d,
While dawning Reason’s unexperienc’d Ray
Drew a faint Scetch of Intellectual Day,
Your Parents, who the Laws of Heav’n revere,
And make Immortal Bliss their pious Care,
Assiduous strove by mild Instructive Light
To form your pliant Infancy aright.
Knowledge Divine they by degrees bestow’d,
And with blest Seed your Heart industrious sow’d,
Whence verdant Issues soon began to shoot;
A Bloom ensu’d, that promis’d generous Fruit.
Drawn by their Pray’r, from Heav’n descending Dews
Cheer the fair Plant, and Heat Divine infuse:
While watchful they destroy’d the springing Weeds,
Baneful to Virtue, which our Bosom breeds,
Nature’s spontaneous Growth, that no Assistant needs.

— Blackmore, Sir Richard (1654-1729)

Melancholy’s “transient Forms like Shadows pass, / Frail Offspring of the magic Glass, / Before the mental Eye.”

— Carter, Elizabeth (1717-1806)

But beyond / This energy of truth, whose dictates bind / Assenting reason, the benignant sire, / To deck the honour’d paths of just and good, / Has added bright imagination’s rays.”

— Akenside, Mark (1720-1771)#

“Her teeming Thoughts with bright Conceptions glow, / Ideas crowd, and Lines spontaneous flow.”

— Keate, George (1729-1797)

Quotes abstracted From here

Reason or Ratio is a visi…


Reason or Ratio is a visitor who may be encountered when seeking the “real self” and one’s “best good,” but whether Reason is ourself or another, within us or without is not known.

— St. Augustine (354-430)

The Mind is a metaphor of…


The Mind is a metaphor of the world of objects

Pierre Bourdieu

Dimension Alchemist = Gargantuan Collection of Esoteric Books


Ahh, this person has an extensive collection of Esoteric material,check it out.

Dimension Alchemist

Otove

Noahas Ark of Occult Courses and Ebooks


So Bookult is gone, but fear not! Here are another 4 promising additions to fit the Correspondence Course bill. 

  1. Awakening Intuition
  2. Esoteric Online
  3. Occult books
  4. Gwotton

Whilst not as extensive and perhaps poorly organized, there is still something for everyone among this hodge podge of e books, correspondence courses and lecture notes. The search continues 🙂

Farewell Otove


Inspirational!

Dr Akilah - Celestial Healing Wellness Center

by Robert Piper

When I was 18 years old, I suffered from anxiety and stomach problems. A compassionate physician and practicing Buddhist referred me to a Taoist monk who specialized in meditation and martial arts. I ended up healing myself of anxiety and stomach issues by doing meditation, and went on a great journey of self-discovery.

Here are 9 lessons I learned while studying with a monk:

1. Keep trying until you get it right.

The most important life lesson I learned was trying something three times (maybe even four times) before you stop trying and move on. Also, this monk taught me that, even after multiple tries, you should work on different angles to approach things that are difficult.

If you keep trying, you’ll eventually get where you’re going.

2. The answer to your question is inside of you.

As part of the original monastery training, a monk didn’t answer direct questions from…

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