Pray to the Moon when She is round,
Luck with you will then abound,
What you seek for shall be found
On the sea or solid ground.

Friday, January 11, 2013

For the Files: What He Said. (About armchairs.)


Yes. Saved here, for the files.

"The occult student... is besieged by hundreds of books describing dozens of practices of every kind. They promise, directly or otherwise, to bring him to the very heights of spiritual attainment, no matter how that attainment is defined. By the very wealth of material is he overwhelmed. And the result is that, generally speaking, he does nothing except read. Reading does very little to bring one to any kind of realization of one's divine nature." -- Israel Regardie, The One Year Manual (emphasis mine)

For this animist, one translation of the passage reads: 
"Go outside. No matter what."

3 comments:

Nestis said...

Hear, hear!

808hack said...

"As to the most prudent logicians might venture to deduce from a skein of wool the probable existence of a sheep; so you, from the raw stuff of perception, may venture to deduce a universe which transcends the reproductive powers of your loom." ~Evelyn Underhill

And you are quite right Moma -- to do this work you must put down the books and go outside.

Moma Fauna said...

Ooooh. I love that! Thank you for such a delightful contribution!

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