“Our will operates in spite of our indulgence. For example, your will is already opening your gap, little by little.” “What gap are you talking about?” “There is a gap in us; like the soft spot on the head of a child which closes with age, this gap opens as one develops one’s will.” ― Carlos Castaneda
avoid the sunny places that you know
I offer no safe wonderland
nor is that my intent
I want to ping your shadowed selves
and awaken the seed of potential
that lives within you
if only momentarily
something that you can nurture
into a dark mirror
whose image will help you grow.
You can never hold on to something that is truly beautiful; not without any consequences. There is a reason why roses have thorns.
— Adam Stanley
This is the house of the moon and the god forms are treated more eternal. Our job would be relatively simple, This is one of the rewards of playing around with symmetry. The role of the animal within is introduced alongside what are called “blocks to becoming” A becoming animal always involves
their thought. All we had to do was put everyday language into equation form and understand that the virgin whore is not simply a blend of the two poles. the snake weaving its way through…
showing that there is always more than the reality we know
(shadow abyss… apple, strange fruit as we all hang)
there is power in each surge…every touch of the abyss shakes the bubble reality as the entrance to the lunar mansion closes upon us.
“The difference between magick and therapy is that, for magick, truth lies in experience, whereas therapy is concerned with questions of “meaning” and “interpretation”. The therapist traces the meaning of symptoms back to the unconscious, over and over again. In other words, issues on the surface are exposed as being the product of issues hidden at a lower level. It is all “about” issues. Magick, on the other hand, enables us to experience issues directly as something else—as a “demon”, an “angel”; as something other.”
— Duncan Barford
Symbolic battles actualized
the gods battle outside
I side with demons
so I can understand their ways
and realize their nature’s illusion.
No sides exist but perspective
The energy is in the realization
I tear down my internal walls
and seek what lies beyond
as the universe spins me in place
— G A Rosenberg
“Magical places are always beautiful and deserve to be contemplated … Always stay on the bridge between the invisible and the visible.”
— Paulo Coelho
Close your eyes and take my hand
I want to take you to my special place
through the forest beneath coloured skies
to the beach beneath the moonlight
The waves lap and flow inward
and the breeze sweeps us
Crickets and merriment are the sounds we hear
and the taste of the salt on our tongues
There is no need for words here
just enjoy this with me
and imagine what’s beyond the sea
beyond the beach
beyond our hearts and being
and feel it touch us here
under the night sky.
— G A Rosenberg
I have been going through the set of Goetia Pictures that I recently finished (http://wakingspirals.me/goetia-gallery/) and standardizing the size and style of them. Here is the first set of pictures redone along with a bit about each one from Wikipedia. I am only including the ones that I had to make changes to.:
Click on images to see full-sized:
“Agares (or Agreas), ruling the eastern zone of Hell, and being served by 31 legions of demons. He can make runaways come back and those who stand still run, finding pleasure in teaching immoral expressions. He also has the power to destroy dignities, both temporal and supernatural.
He is depicted as a pale old man riding a crocodile.”
“Vassago is a mighty Prince of Hell (see Hierarchy of demons), ruling over twenty-six legions of demons. He can be persuaded to tell the magician of events past and future, can discover hidden and lost things, and has a “good” nature.
The Third Spirit is a Mighty Prince, being of the same nature as Agares. He is called Vassago. This Spirit is of a Good Nature, and his office is to declare things Past and to Come, and to discover all things Hid or Lost. And he governeth 26 Legions of Spirits, and this is his Seal.
— Joseph H. Peterson – The Lesser Key of Solomon”
“Aamon is a Marquis of Hell who governs forty infernal legions. He appears as a wolf with a serpent’s tail who can breathe fire, or as a man with a raven’s head, sometimes depicted with canine teeth. He tells of all things past and future. He procures feuds, and reconciles controversies between friends and foes.”
“Barbatos is an Earl and Duke of Hell, ruling thirty legions of demons and has four kings as his companions to command his legions. He gives the understanding of the voices of the animals, says past and future, conciliates friends and rulers, and he can lead men to hidden treasures that have been hidden by the enchantment of magicians.
His name seems to derive from Latin ‘barbatus’, bearded, old man, philosopher. He is mentioned in The Lesser Key of Solomon.”