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Mirabai Starr ~ Longing for the Beloved

I read this today and found it very moving. Some other might like it. Source ~ http://www.parabola.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=347:longing-for-the-beloved ”At night on my bed I longed for my only love. I sought him, but did not find him. I must rise and go about

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Robert Masters ~ dancing with our pain

Edited Extracts from http://robertmasters.com/writings/dancing-with-our-pain/ ”Everything — everything! — is the dancefloor. But we may not yet have the legs nor the ripeness for it, or at least for certain zones/levels of it. More quality time in psychospiritual bootcamp’s obstacle courses may

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The Screwtape Letters ~ CS Lewis

Screwtape is a senior demon writing to his nephew, Wormwood, who is an apprentice. Their ”father below” is the Devil and the ”enemy” is God. Screwtape writes these letters to train his nephew in how best to corrupt their ”patient’s”

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Prayer

Hitbodedut is best done outside the town in a place where grass grows, because the grass will awaken your heart. ~ Rabbi Nachman One may seek to enter directly into Hitbodedut by meditating on nothingness (ain), however, such meditation is

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On Beauty ~ Plotinus

Withdraw into yourself and look. And if you do not find yourself beautiful yet, act as does the creator of a statue that is to be made beautiful; he cuts away here, he smoothes there, he makes this line lighter,

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Rudolf Steiner ~ A Chapter of Occult History

These are edited extracts from Steiner’s lecture given in December 1908. He had an interesting way of looking at the passing of times. ”Before entering into the bodies of our present civilisation, all your souls lived in bodies of the

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The Holy War ~ René Daumal

Extracts from The Holy War. Full piece available here ~ http://www.gurdjieff.org/daumal1.htm I am going to write a poem about war. Perhaps it will not be a real poem, but it will be about a real war. What I am going to make

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