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Prince of #Serendipity. cf: #Synchronicity, #Poetry ♋ #publicsector #mystic #poet "Whoever discovers the interpretation of these sayings will not taste death."
Sep 23, 2021 9 tweets 3 min read
A 🧵— #Padmasambava on the common pitfalls on the spiritual journey; read it and weep:

"When practicing the Dharma there are seven types of corruption. If your faith is small while your intelligence is great, you become corrupted by considering yourself a teacher.

Sep 21, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
NATURE! We are surrounded and embraced by her: powerless to separate ourselves from her, and powerless to penetrate beyond her. We live in her midst and know her not. She is incessantly speaking to us, but betrays not her secret.

- #Goethe We constantly act upon her, and yet have no power over her. She has always thought and always thinks; though not as a man, but as Nature. That which is most unnatural is still Nature; the stupidest philistinism has a touch of her genius.

- #Goethe
Sep 21, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
By Friedrich #Holderlin (tr. Michael Hamburger)

More also you desired, but every one of us
Love draws earthward, and grief bends with still greater power;
Yet our arc not for nothing
Brings us back to our starting place. Whether upward or down - does not in holy night
Where mute Nature thinks out days that are still to come,
Though in crookedest Orcus,
Yet a straightness, a law prevail?
Jan 14, 2021 39 tweets 13 min read
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
Oct 29, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
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.
Oct 26, 2020 17 tweets 4 min read
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
May 25, 2020 64 tweets 29 min read
Been down the rabbit-hole of #Croatian #folklore - here's a #thread of what I found:


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
Aug 18, 2019 13 tweets 7 min read
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