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Dispersion (March 2018)


“There is no escape. You can’t be a vagabond and an artist and still be a solid citizen, a wholesome, upstanding man. You want to get drunk, so you have to accept the hangover. You say yes to the sunlight and pure fantasies, so you have to say yes to the filth and the nausea. Everything is within you, gold and mud, happiness and pain, the laughter of childhood and the apprehension of death. Say yes to everything, shirk nothing. Don’t try to lie to yourself. You are not a solid citizen. You are not a Greek. You are not harmonious, or the master of yourself. You are a bird in the storm. Let it storm! Let it drive you!”
— Herman Hesse


Do not be content
Learn your innermost secrets and fears
Reveal the delusions that hide within you
Throw yourself into the abyss
and let the flames burn you
How can you transcend
if you blind yourself
to your depths
fall into those depths
writhe and rise
No liberation comes without owning your chains


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Star Reach (Redux) by GAR >/h5>

Ravens Dispersing by GAR


Inner Voidance (March 2018)


“Here is the Path written in blood, blood fresh fallen from the Stars in their seasons, fallen to the opened hearts of Those who look beyond both themselves and the Stars in heaven. That which is seen is not that which should be sought. Seek it in the Pearl that is set upon the Dragon’s brow.”
–Andrew Chumbley


“I have seen beyond the bounds of infinity and drawn down demons from the stars…”
— H.P. Lovecraft


Feel the flow of power
flood into you
connected and apart
you are the darkness within
the black sun at the centre
projected outwards
Feed from the universe
and project your will.
Transform with dark alchemy
finding liberation in immolation
and ascend amidst the desolation


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Heartbreak Ends With Time (redux) by GAR


Unlocking the Inner Mystery by GAR


Above the Tree by GAR


Emissaries At Dusk (March 2018)


Carry forth your messages
Invoke those who will help
Reach within without
Feel passion at the deepest levels
using your love, your hate your desire
and most of all your will
Cut the knots within
and tear your veil asunder
Reach outward and draw the energy to you
and become that which isn’t yet


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Night Wolf Spirit (Redux) by GAR


From His Cave Watching the Last Sunset by GAR


Emissaries by GAR


Nourishing Whispers, Controlled Folly and Lunar Echoes (February 2018)


Another Castaneda quote and a concept that I really resonate with:


A man of knowledge knows that his life will be over altogether too soon. He knows that he, as well as everybody else, is not going anywhere; he knows that nothing is more important than anything else. … Under these circumstances his only tie to his fellow men is his controlled folly. Thus a man of knowledge endeavors and sweats and puffs and, if one looks at him, he is just like any ordinary man, except that the folly of his life is under control. Nothing being more important than anything else, a man of knowledge chooses any act and acts it out as if it matters to him. His controlled folly makes him say that what he does matters and makes him act as if it did, and yet he knows that it doesn’t. So when he fulfills his acts, he retreats in peace and whether his acts were good or bad, or worked or didn’t, it is in no way part of his concern.
— Carlos Castaneda


How many of those reading this feels like they practice this concept of controlled folly in their own lives?


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Receiving Nourishment by GAR


Mysterious Pathways (redux) by GAR


Lunar Echoes by GAR