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Prince of #Serendipity. #Publicsector #shadchan #mystic #poetry #pataphysics #facilitator #counsellor-in-training. Lone tod, 3 cubs ☿🦊 #कवि #kaví #vātēs #poet
14 Jan
Magic is the mother of eternity, of the being of all beings; for it creates itself, and is understood in desire.

- #JacobBöhme, ‘Six Mystical Points’ 5:1
It is in itself nothing but a will, and this will is the great mystery of all wonders and secrets, but brings itself by the imagination of the desireful hunger into being.

- #JacobBöhme, ‘Six Mystical Points’ 5:2
It is the original state of Nature. Its desire makes an imagination (Einbildung), and imagination or figuration is only the will of desire. But desire makes in the will such a being as the will in itself is.

- #JacobBöhme, ‘Six Mystical Points’ 5:3
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29 Oct 20
Yesterday (29 October) was the anniversary of #Gurdjieff's death in 1949.

The following prayer, written by his close associate, is often read out at commemorations and remembrance services - a #thread:
"In the name of GOD the FATHER, God
the SON and of GOD the HOLY GHOST,
may the soul of #GURDJIEFF be perfected
according to his merits.
SOURCES of Divine REJOICINGS, REVOLTS
and SUFFERINGS, direct your actions
upon #GURDJIEFF'S dead nearests, upon
his followers and all strivers and
learners everywhere, upon my friends,
acquaintances and neighbours, upon my
dead nearests and upon my self.
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26 Oct 20
For #DianediPrima - RANT, the thread/

You cannot write a single line w/out a cosmology
a cosmogony
laid out, before all eyes

there is no part of yourself you can separate out
saying, this is memory, this is sensation
this is the work I care about, this is how I
make a living
it is whole, it is a whole, it always was whole
you do not "make" it so
there is nothing to integrate, you are a presence
you are an appendage of the work, the work stems from
hangs from the heaven you create
every man / every woman carries a firmament inside
& the stars in it are not the stars in the sky

w/out imagination there is no memory
w/out imagination there is no sensation
w/out imagination there is no will, desire
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25 May 20
Been down the rabbit-hole of #Croatian #folklore - here's a #thread of what I found:

'#VAMPIRES IN DALMATIA: THE EXAMPLE OF THE VILLAGE OF ŽRNOVO ON THE ISLAND OF #KORČULA IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY' hrcak.srce.hr/138625

This one is especially close as its my family island.
'From #Folklore to Fiction: Early Literary Manifestations of the #Vampire Motif' hrcak.srce.hr/200179

Fun fact: the term 'vampyr' first appeared in an 11th century Slavic manuscript vilifying #Bogomils, a #Gnostic dualist heresy that was endemic to the #Balkans
'#Witches' Zoopsychonavigations and the Astral Broom in the Worlds of #Croatian Legends as (Possible) Aspects of #Shamanistic Techniques of Ecstasy (and Trance)' researchgate.net/publication/33…
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18 Aug 19
The wise, one alone, unwilling and willing to be spoken of only by the name of #Zeus, the name of Life.

- #Heraclitus 113

[Kahn 1979, pp. 267-271]
“With deliberate antimony #Heraclitus here presents his positive conception of the divine ... The #aphorism is unusually dense and puzzling, full of conflicting forces mysteriously under control.”

- Kahn, ‘Art and Thought of #Heraclitus,’ 1979, pp. 267
“... for #Heraclitus as for Aeschylus ‘#etymology’ must be taken literally: an ‘etymos #logos’ is a ‘true statement’ hidden in the form of a name ... the name ‘Zēnos’ affirms that the supreme #deity is also a principle of life, like the ‘everliving fire’ ...”

- Kahn 1979 p. 270
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