reply to post by TheJourney
I know that this isn't fashionable, as people want all
the blinky lights and whirlygigs.. but it's learning to
balance the rational and unconscious mind properly
(also called discrimination, devotion and surrender),
that have the power to vault one into a new way of
living and being.
And what's the thing which keeps us ALL from doing
this? Why it is modern society and in particular mystical
systems, religious systems, philosophy and other
fixations which take us away from the flow of life.
It's all the little symbols.. all the little arrows and
diagrams.. at least when used incorrectly which
ARE the barrier that keeps us prisoner.
The 'dark angel' guarding the gate as it were..
(threw that in for some of the secret society
members here in ATS).
It's all this psychological debris.. which craps
up the entire mechanism... and it's an accumulation
of our personal and societal accumulation of crud.
Now, we do need to use symbols sparingly, to
enhance communications between the conscious
and unconscious. But the more symbols in the
system, the more likely you crap yourself up.
I'd have to say that Crowley loved his symbols.
Now I know that some 'magicians' love their
little correspondences.. and want to play
with the lesser and greater key of Solomon
and the enochian chants and all THAT..
and illuminated Hewbrew letters and
hidden sephiroths and all that jazz..
You could follow a path which strengthens
purifies and unifies all that you are, without
all the baked in confusion and deception.
Maybe something along the lines of yoga..
or Tao but then you'll be prey to the BS and
corruptions in those systems.
It's a minefield my friend.. could take
a person a lifetime.. that's why you
see so many crazy systems, and so
many hurting innocents.
If you don't mind my asking.. what is
your objective in walking some mystical
or 'magical' path?