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Gnosticism in Fight Club

Edited Extracts from a longer piece by Miguel Conner which is available to read here ~ Gnostic Themes in Fight Club ”Since its release almost a generation ago, Fight Club has evolved beyond cultish status as a civilization game changer

Posted in The Shrine of Eris, Uncategorized, Western Mysticism

An Introduction to Kabbalah ~ Z’ev Ben Shimon Halevi

I’ve been reading a very nice book called ‘‘The Way of Kabbalah” by Z’ev Ben Shimon Halevi. It is really useful as an introduction for people looking to learn Kabbalah from the beginning, people like me who do not know its

Posted in Uncategorized, Western Mysticism

Thunder, Perfect Mind

A Poem found in the Nag Hammadi collection in 1945, dated variously between 1st and 4th centuries. Written with a female narrator who sometimes identifies herself as male, using paradox similar to Zen koans, a sort of poetic riddle. It

Posted in Uncategorized, Western Mysticism

Norea

Norea Also called Nori, Horaia, Orea. Said to be daughter of Eve, wife of Noah. Counterpart to Seth. Miguel Conners writes on Norea….(my words in parenthesis) Norea’ (is mentioned) in the Nag Hammadi library’s, The Thought of Norea, a short

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Maimonides Quotes

Maimonides Quotes ”One should see the world, and see himself as a scale with an equal balance of good and evil. When he does one good deed the scale is tipped to the good – he and the world is

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Maimonides on Imagination

Maimonides on the Influence of Negative Emotions on the Imagination Edited Extracts ”We have thus described three kinds of perfection: mental perfection acquired by training, perfection of the natural constitution of the imaginative faculty, and moral perfection produced by the

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Maimonides On Angels

Edited Extracts. ”As for the existence of angels, there is no necessity to cite any proof from Scripture, where the fact is frequently mentioned. The termelohim  signifies “judges”. It has been figuratively applied to angels, and to the Creator as being

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The Lens of the Anima ~ JR Haule

I am putting the link to this article, as it is one I like and from time to time come back to. Some may find it useful. http://www.jrhaule.net/animaLens.html Extracts… The standard doctrine of anima and animus illustrates the problem very

Posted in Uncategorized, Western Mysticism

An Introduction to Kabbalah ~Z’ev Ben Shimon Halevi

I’ve been reading a very nice book called ‘‘The Way of Kabbalah” by Z’ev Ben Shimon Halevi. It is really useful as an introduction for people looking to learn Kabbalah from the beginning, people like me who do not know

Posted in Uncategorized, Western Mysticism

A Lakota Boy asks his Grandfather….

A young Lakota asked his grandfather why life had to be so difficult sometimes… Grandfather says this: In life there is sadness as well as joy, losing as well as winning, falling as well as standing, hunger as well as

Posted in Health and Healing, Oddities, Uncategorized, Western Mysticism

Don Miguel Ruiz ~ Awareness and Willpower

This is an article I came across. I find it interesting as it discusses the twin necessities of BOTH Awareness and Will. Awareness i feel is like the Water element, it flows in around situations. But Will is the Fire.

Posted in Uncategorized, Western Mysticism

The Notebooks of Paul Brunton

Paul Brunton could be considered a Western Mystic in the sense that he was born in Britain, and influenced by Theosophy. But his main source of inspiration came from the east in the form of Sri Ramana Maharishi. His Notebooks

Posted in Uncategorized, Western Mysticism

Rupert Sheldrake On Prayer

(Relationship Mandala ~ Keith Allen Kay) Rupert Sheldrake might not call himself a Mystic, but I find him so. He is a gentle soul exploring radical concepts (to present day science) of the Morphic Field. Here are a couple of

Posted in Uncategorized, Western Mysticism

Sweetening Judgements ~ Tau Malachi

I was sitting on the side of a mountain at the weekend, on an island, looking out at the sea, waiting for my husband who had gone in search of more archaeology (rolls eyes)…just fed up with walking around in

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Marguerite Porete ~ French Mystic

(Painting by Dhanajay Mukherjee) Marguerite Porete She was a medieval visionary burned at the stake in the 14th century for heresy. Her vision of the Divine is the same as those blissful mendicants like Lal Ded who wandered naked singing

Posted in Uncategorized, Western Mysticism

Numinous

I’m not going to go into Rudolf Otto’s work here, as I have not studied it. I just like the word he conjured to deal with the ineffable mystery ~ Numinous. ”With all your science can you tell me how

Posted in Uncategorized, Western Mysticism

The Tree of Life and the Serpent

Tree and Serpent- A Global Story of Shared SYMBOLS.     ‘’Prayag was viewed as the navel of the earth… just like Eridu, Delphi or Cuzco: the site of the primordial Mound which rose out of the waters……Here was an

Posted in Oddities, Uncategorized, Western Mysticism

40 days and 40 nights

Jesus did it. Buddha did it. Mohammed did it. Moses did it on Mount Sinai. They all took to the desert or some wild place, and practised discipline of the flesh for the magical duration of 40 days, spending that

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The Nativity ~ Some Thoughts from Tau Malachi

The story of the “Immaculate Conception” and “Virgin Birth” is understood as a myth that conveys secret knowledge of Christ, unfolding something of the greater mystery of the Christos to initiates who are aware of the mystical and symbolic language

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