Occultism is not magic. It is comparatively easy to learn the trick of spells and the methods of using the subtler, but still material, forces of physical nature; the powers of the animal soul in man are soon awakened; the forces which his love, his hate, his passion, can call into operation, are readily developed. But this is Black Magic — Sorcery. For it is the motive, and the motive alone, which makes any exercise of power become black, malignant, or white, beneficent Magic. It is impossible to employ spiritual forces if there is the slightest tinge of selfishness remaining in the operator. For, unless the intention is entirely unalloyed, the spiritual will transform itself into the psychic, act on the astral plane, and dire results may be produced by it. The powers and forces of animal nature can equally be used by the selfish and revengeful, as by the unselfish and the all-forgiving; the powers and forces of spirit lend themselves only to the perfectly pure in heart — and this is DIVINE MAGIC. ~ Studies in Occultism, H. P. Blavatsky
Modern science is based on the principle: ‘Give us one free miracle, and we’ll explain the rest.’ The one free miracle is the appearance of all the mass and energy in the universe and all the laws that govern it in a single instant from nothing. ~ Terence McKenna
Behind the existence of all matter is a conscious and intelligent mind – this mind is the matrix of all matter. ~ Max Planck, “father” of quantum theory.
There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless. ~ Simone De Beauvoir
It is never too late to be who you might have been. ~ George Eliot
If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it! ~ Jonathan Winters
In the middle, the sphere of the sun, where these opposing principles just counterbalance each other, there is engendered in the mystery of the chymic wedding the infans solaris, which is at the same time the liberated world-soul. ~ Wolfgang Pauli
If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn. ~ Charlie Parker
Freedom isn't the choice the world encourages. You have to wear a suit of armour to defend it.
~ Leonard Schiller, 'Starting Out in the Evening'.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. ~ Oscar Wilde
Some people are their lives. Others, merely inhabit their lives. Like insecure tenants, never knowing exactly the extent of their property or when the lease will expire. Like unskilled cartographers, drawing and redrawing erroneous maps of an exotic continent. ~ Susan Sontag, Death Kit
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. ~ Albert Einstein
The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people’s reality, and eventually in one’s own. ~ Susan Sontag
I’m a radical feminist. Not the fun kind. ~ Andrea Dworkin
Metaphysics is a restaurant where they give you a thirty thousand page menu, and no food. ~ Robert Pirsig
Once you have flown, you will walk the Earth with your eyes turned skyward; for there you have been, there you long to return. ~ Leonardo da Vinci
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. ~ Albert Camus
You might save a whale, but you won’t save me. ~ Bree Chittim
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, then what am I? And if not now, when? ~ Primo Levi
Be who you are. Say what you feel. Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind. ~ Dr. Suess
You will find something greater in woods than books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters ~ Bernard of Clairvaux
“If the demand for self-knowledge is willed by fate and is refused, this negative attitude may end in real death. The demand would not have come to this person had he still been able to strike out on some promising by-path. But he is caught in a blind alley from which only self-knowledge can extricate him. If he refuses this then no other way is left open to him. Usually he is not conscious of his situation, either, and the more unconscious he is the more he is at the mercy of unforeseen dangers: he cannot get out of the way of a car quickly enough, in climbing a mountain he misses his foothold somewhere, out skiing he thinks he can negotiate a tricky slope, and in an illness he suddenly loses the courage to live. The unconscious has a thousand ways of snuffing out a meaningless existence with surprising swiftness.” C. G. Jung – Volume 14 / Collected Works, Mysterium Coniunctionis
The Church-Father, St. Clement, said that Jesus, once having been asked when his ‘kingdom’ would come, replied: “It will come when two and two make one; when the outside is like the inside; and when there is neither male nor female.
It is one of the Theosophical teachings that the present state of the human race as divided into men and women, into beings of opposite sexes, was not always thus in the past, nor will it be thus in the far distant aeons of the future. The time is coming when both ‘men’ and ‘women’ as such shall have disappeared; and there then will be neither ‘men’ nor ‘women,’ but human beings only, in those distant aeons of the future; for sex, like many other attributes of the human entity, is a transitory evolutionary stage through which the race is now passing; once sex did not exist; at present the sexual state exists; in the future it will again not exist, for the human race shall then have evolved out of this manner of expressing the positive and negative qualities of the psychological economy of the human being. When this shall have taken place — when sex shall have disappeared, when there shall no longer be either male or female, but simply human beings dwelling in bodies of luminous light — then the inner god, the inner Christos, the Christ Immanent, or as the Oriental mystics of High Asia express it, the Dhyani-Bodhisattva, will be able to express itself and its powers and faculties with relative perfection; and when all human beings shall thus be ‘Christs’ in greater or less degree, then the ‘Kingdom of Christ,’ of which the early Christian Mystics spoke and wrote so much, shall have arrived.
~ The Esoteric Tradition by G. de Purucker Ch. 2
When I graduated with my undergraduate degree I had $300 in student loans… what you got for your education was lifetime indenture and a new house. Right, so you got to buy the mortgage, that’s what you got. You got your degree, you got outta school, you got your job, then you bought a house, because culture drives you to buy a house. So now you’re in debt, you have to work – now you have to be part of the wage/slave economy for the next twenty or thirty years until that house is paid off. These days, college is the new house – and you don’t even get the house. As soon as you get out of school you’re indentured for life.
~ Guy McPherson, Professor Emeritus, U. of Arizona
From a video I watched called “College Conspiracy”
The earth is large, large enough that you think you can hide from anything, from fate, from God, if only you found a place far enough away… so you run. To the edge of the earth, where all is safe again. Quiet and warm. The solace of salt air. The peace of danger left behind. The luxury of grief. And maybe, for a moment, you believe you have escaped.
You can run far, you can take your small precautions. But have you really gotten away? Can you ever escape? Or is the truth that you do not have the strength or cunning to hide from destiny, that the world is not small, you are. And fate can find you anywhere.~Heroes S01E08