Random Thoughts 5-31-2015

Sleazy politicians, corrupt professional sports officials, cars being recalled for safety issues, Evangelical Christians turning out to be sexual predators, how original! The more things change, the more they stay the same.   I’m taking a class in fiction writing from Open University and I think I am learning a lot. In one of this…

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The Determination of the Mystic

“We have then arrived so far in our description of the mechanism of the mystic. Possesses like other men of powers of feeling, thought, and will, it is essential that his love and his determination, even more than his thought, should be set upon Transcendent Reality. He must feel a strong emotional attraction toward the…

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Spiritual Growth is a Process

“Enlightenment proceeds from very simple processes. Here, too, t is a matter of developing certain feelings and thoughts which slumber in every human being and must be awakened. It is only when these simple processes are carried out with unfailing patience, continuously and conscientiously, that they can lead to the perception of the inner light-forms….

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The Myth of the Hanged Man

“A curious aspect of the dying-god myth is that of the Hanged man. The most important example of this peculiar conception is found in the Odinic rituals where Odin hangs himself for nine nights from the branches of the world tree … Esoterically, the Hanged Man is the human spirit which is suspended from heaven…

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