Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Into a soul absolutely free
From thoughts and emotion,
Even the tiger finds no room
To insert its fierce claws.

One and the same breeze passes
Over the pines on the mountain
And the oak trees in the valley;
And why do they give different notes?

No thinking, no reflecting,
Perfect emptiness;
Yet therein something moves,
Following its own course.

The eye sees it,
But no hands can take hold of it -
The moon in the stream.

Clouds and mists,
They are midair transformations;
Above them eternally shine the sun and the moon.

Victory is for the one,
Even before the combat,
Who has no thought of himself,
Abiding in the no-mind-ness of Great Origin.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

"Let us do honor to Yog-Sothoth, without whose sign we ourselves should not be!

Yog-Sothoth, master of dimensions, through thy will are we set upon the World of Horrors. Faceless one, guide us through the night of thy creation, that we may behold the Bond of the Angles and the promise of they will.

Honor to Yog-Sothoth, without whose sign we ourselves should not be!"

-Dr. Michael A. Aquino, Ceremony of the Nine Angles

Thursday, November 23, 2006

"Ring around the rosie, a pocket full of spears."
-Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

"Spirituality conceiveth and embraceth. It is womanlike and therefore we call it Mater Coelestis, the celestial mother. Sexuality engendereth and createth. It is manlike, and therefore we call it Phallos, the earthly father. The sexuality of man is more of the earth, the sexuality of woman is more of the spirit. The spirituality of man is more of the heaven, it goeth to the greater. The spirituality of woman is more of the earth, it goeth to the smaller. Each must go to its own place."
-Carl Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, page 386-387

Saturday, November 18, 2006

"True pride, as opposed to false, is ever nothing more or less than an inward recognition of a strength; I was sure that confronting my own natue, which was Mother Nature manifest in me, made me stronger."
-Lola Montero, The Infinite Woman, page 40

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Q: I can see that the basic biological anxiety, the flight instinct, takes many shapes and distorts my thoughts and feelings. But how did this anxiety come into being?

A: It is a mental state caused by the 'I am-the-body' idea. It can be removed by the contrary idea: 'I am-not-the-body'. Both the ideas are false, but one removes the other. Realize that no ideas are your own, they all come to you from outside. You must think it all out for yourself, become yourself the object of your meditation. The effort to understand yourself is Yoga. Be a Yogi, give your life to it, brood, wonder, search, till you come to the root of error and to the truth beyond the error.

-Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, I Am That, page 412

Sunday, November 12, 2006

"Hence, those who wish to benefit from the further discussion of these phenomena must prepare themselves for a journey deep into the realm of cosmic energy."
-Wilhelm Reich, Character Analysis, page 366

Thursday, November 09, 2006

"Schade um den verlorenen Augenblick. Das Leben ist so erstaunlich schnell dahin."
-Friedrich Schiller

Monday, November 06, 2006

"Hallihoo. Children born with a hallihoo, a holy or fortunate hood, or caul around their heads, are deemed lucky, but the caul must be preserved carefully, for should it be lost or thrown away, the child will pine away or die. Seamen used to purchase cauls to save them from drowning. Advocates also bought them so that they might thereby be imbued with eloquence. Twenty quineas were asked for one in 1779, L12 in 1813, six guineas in 1848. In this last case, the caul was of some antiquity, and L15 had orginally been given for it by a seaman who had carried it with him for thirty years"
-William Henderson, Folk-lore of the Northern Counties of England, 1879

Friday, November 03, 2006

Nidget, \nidg"et\, n. [Written also nigget, nigeot.] Cheifly French: "nigaud a boody; fool". Old French: "niger to play the fool". New English Dictionary (1772), "a fool, an idiot, a coward".