Dark Inspiration (March 2018)


“But there is a third aspect of genius which is yet more rare. It is the ability to open the door of the theatre and admit the influences from outside, from the swarming gulfs beyond the grasp of the mind, and accessible only to the magical entity whose fantastic feelers can snare the most fugitive impulses as they flash through the holes in space, the kinks in time, to be reflected in the magic mirror of the artist’s mind.”
― Kenneth Grant


Echoes, Drops, Shifts
That line goes there
shift that layer 90 degrees
alter the colours
use that filter
see it appear
now that you see it
grasp it
make it appear to others
the right colour
until the intention is complete


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Silent Voice (redux) by GAR


Will to Destroy by GAR


To Dream of the Sky


“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
― Leonardo da Vinci


There are all kinds of things that after you do them once, you do everything possible for the chance to do it again. Flying for me was one of those. I love being in the air no matter the mode of transportation. Certain drug experiences have been like that too. Having once tasted them you look forward to experience that taste of reality being more fluid than you heretofore believed (or so I’ve been told.) Mystical experiences have been much like that to me as well. Not that I have had many but each time I want to feel that way again. So we strive for the taste of the sky and when we land, we try to keep our new understandings within as we look up, ever up.
Blessings, G


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Two Queens and a ThroneTwo Queens and a Throne by G A Rosenberg


RecoilRecoil by G A Rosenberg


Gate Gate Paragate (Beyond)


“Your head’s like mine, like all our heads; big enough to contain every god and devil there ever was. Big enough to hold the weight of oceans and the turning stars. Whole universes fit in there! But what do we choose to keep in this miraculous cabinet? Little broken things, sad trinkets that we play with over and over. The world turns our key and we play the same little tune again and again and we think that tune’s all we are.”
― Grant Morrison


Beyond Key and Lock
Beyond Thing and Thing
Beyond Rocks and Hard Places
Beyond our narrow narrow spaces
Beyond Party or Creed
Beyond our Little Needs
Beyond wants and desire
Past where we aspire
Beyond what we conceive
Beyond what we believe
Beyond Cosmos and world
We exist in endless possibility
We can decide and recreate ourselves daily
Blessings, G


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Goddess IdylGoddess Idyl by G A Rosenberg


Within the Cave of BeingWithin My Cave of Being by G A Rosenberg


Streaming Full-Time Looking For Answers


“You were not there for the Beginning. You will not be there for the End… Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative”
— William S. Burroughs


Relative time, Relative vision, Revision of time, Revision of memory changing the past to ensure a different tomorrow. Changing our future’s longing… our goals shifting towards the pleasure principle. We eat the fruit offered and leave the garden in search of new pleasures. She told us, he sold us and we felt the ecstasy. Turn left they said while other voices choir turn right so we travel in zig zags rolling our way towards our destiny.
Blessings, G

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EvocativeEvocation by G A Rosenberg


Inward CompassInner Compass by G A Rosenberg


A Pass Through Mountains


“Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.”
― Barry Finlay


Mountains know and Trees believe
Mountains have certainty and trees ambition
Both are of earth but where trees have air and water,
Mountains have fire
Mountains stand tall but resist change
yet fall prey to erosion
Trees bend with the wind yet are
much more vulnerable
The River is the carefree agent of change
It cares not for knowledge, belief or ambition
Its only interest is in the stories it collects
along his carefree path


Blessings, G


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Alberta Rockies

The Consciousness of SpaceThe Consciousness of Space by G A Rosenberg


RingedRinged by G A Rosenberg


Consciousness Stream of Fear


“I know how you feel,“ I said. “You run into something you totally don’t get, and it’s scary as hell. But once you learn something about it, it gets easier to handle. Knowledge counters fear. It always has.”
— Jim Butcher


A footstep in the dark
A whisper when you are home alone
A job interview
Meeting a perspective date or friend or employer
Going home with someone
First steps into unknown places
yet fear is a portent
It signals a lesson to come
knowledge to be won
a test of the soul
becoming more whole
yet it also signals a death
an end to the person you were
before the fear was faced
and a new life for the making.
— G A Rosenberg

Blessings, G


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Envenomed WisdomEnvenomed Wisdom by G A Rosenberg


Fire Pit ChallengeFire Pit Challenge by G A Rosenberg


Playing Chess Fellini’s Way – A Consciousness Stream


“Today, however, we are having a hard time living because we are so bent on outwitting death.”
– Simone de Beauvoir


I asked a friend to give me a quote to blog about and she replied with the Simone de Beavoir one above. It brings to mind both Emily Dickinson and Fellini’s chess playing grim reaper. Playing a final game to give us a bit more time in our form. Yet isn’t that an analogy for life from beginning to end for some. Yet quality is more important than quantity and I would rather live well than live long if given a choice tho ultimately both would be my preference. Castaneda talks about using death as an advisor–holding on to the awareness that one day we will die adds significance to each action and reaction we have. If we do everything as if it was the last time we had the chance to do it, then we will live richer much more intense lives tho it would play havoc on long term planning. I spent most of my twenties and thirties doubting that I would live much beyond forty and now I am more than ten years past that. I have discovered much to live for and now would just as soon stick around longer. Yet still Death sits and moves his pieces around the board and I follow suit. One day I will topple my King in acknowledgement and the act will be over and the stage cleared. Until then there are songs to be sung, sunrises to be enjoyed and good friends to enjoy them with.
Blessings, G


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Memories of Annabel LeeMemories of Annabel Lee by G A Rosenberg


Complex EquationsComplex Equations by G A Rosenberg


Bean Stalks and Rabbit Holes – A Consciousness Stream


“You just don’t want to push people into doing things that they really don’t want to do. I don’t think it’s going to produce much.”
— William Scott


I refuse to fear the unknown. I may ponder the unanswerable questions from different angles but I refuse to jump to paranoia. Too often I have found that basic human ignorance (I do not say stupidity because I have found too many ways in which I am stupid or at least ignorant. What is stupidity after all but ignorance we cling to unnecessarily?) accounts for much more of the problems that plague us than any kind of evil intent. I don’t mind confusion and I enjoy mystery and paradox but fear is way too itchy and I never seem to be able to wear it well. Certainty is another style that I can’t seem to pull off but then that could be seen as indulging in uncertainty which perhaps I do. I am a master at second guessing as there always seem to be more angles to look at and yes I have fun looking at them all. It might not make for fast decisions yet I have always enjoyed the kaleidoscopic crossroads view. Then again if little is certain than that makes for very many unknowns. Caves of reality that cry out to be explored. But then there are always bean stalks to climb and rabbit holes to jump down.
Ever notice something about those old fairy tale devices the bean stalk and the rabbit hole? They are lovely sexual metaphors. They are the yin and the yang and the one and the 0. Jack climbs his stalk and discovers giants while Alice falls down her hole and fights evil queens alongside Mad Hatters and Rabbits. Dorothy’s cyclone and the closet to Narnia have similar Freudian aspects to them. Says a lot for the power of sexual energy and the ways in which we explore both fantasy and existence.
So I will continue to explore and look at things my own peculiar way and through poetry art and rambles like this share my explorations with you.
Blessings, G


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Spin OutSpin Out by G A Rosenberg


Balanced in the StormBalanced in the Storm by G A Rosenberg

Beyond Time — A Rambling


“You should know now that nothing begins
Nor does it end.
Things are ever-present.”
-Grant Morrison


To see beyond the imposition of time is to see things complete as multi faceted gems that contain one’s entirety within them. Everything that we see as having happened or happening or will happen is there in one eternal moment in its perfection. There is nothing or no one that has ever existed for us that is not there for it is all part of that completeness and thus they exist and we can exist with them.
Of course we feel the constraints of time. It is after all a great way of organizing and experiencing things. I doubt anyone of us could handle our existence here without it tho on cold winter nights when we grow nostalgic, it helps to know that beyond the veil of time-space limitations, any person, place or thing continues as do we all.
Blessings, G


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Curiosity Curiosity by G A Rosenberg


VortexVortex by G A Rosenberg


Dancing In and Out of the Abyss


“The process of delving into the black abyss is to me the keenest form of fascination.”
— H.P. Lovecraft


Dancing from light into dark and dark into light
seeing how far the pendulum swings
Becoming your shadow to see how it feels
revelling to see how deep they go
when perceptions can’t be trusted
and then reversing it
jumping from the darkness into the day
feeling the sun and the surface
enjoying the senses and the joy
and that rising feeling
and then reversing it
the push and the pull
the false and the real
the depths and the shallows
the flow and the ebb tide
as you’re washed to the sea
and crushed beneath the waves
and then rise up surfing the next crest
only to sink again
making the dance a conscious one
bringing wisdom in its sway
— G A Rosenberg


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Tearing Through the Reality WallTearing Through the Reality Wall by G A Rosenberg


Welcoming VisitorsWelcoming Visitors by G A Rosenberg