“When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it- always.”—Gandhi (via kzakbiophiliac)
“Break the old pattern of present-moment denial and present-moment resistance. Make it you practice to withdraw attention from past and future whenever they are not needed. Step out of the time dimension as much as possible in everyday life.”—Eckhart Tolle (via lucifelle)
“We are dreamers and we create physical reality through the thought-forms we hold. The human race has been dreaming a hell, but as individuals and as a collective humanity it is our potential to dream a paradise and to create the Kingdom of Heaven on our Mother Earth.”—Hopi Prophecy (via lucifelle)
“Whatever the present moment contains, accept is as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole life.”—Eckhart Tolle (via elige)
“One popular human strategy for dealing with difficulty is autosuggestion: when something nasty pops up, you convince yourself it is not there, or you convince yourself it is pleasant rather than unpleasant. The Buddha’s tactic is quite the reverse. Rather than hide it or disguise it, the Buddha’s teaching urges you to examine it to death. Buddhism advises you not to implant feelings that you don’t really have or avoid feelings that you do have. If you are miserable you are miserable; that is the reality, that is what is happening, so confront that. Look it square in the eye without flinching. When you are having a bad time, examine that experience, observe it mindfully, study the phenomenon and learn its mechanics. The way out of a trap is to study the trap itself, learn how it is built. You do this by taking the thing apart piece by piece. The trap can’t trap you if it has been taken to pieces. The result is freedom.”—Henepola Gunaratana, Mindfulness in Plain English (via elige)
“It has been often said that it is only by gaining a true understanding of the Earths past that we can ever hope to find the vital key to understanding its future and in turn, our own.”—Maxwell Igan (via lucifelle)
“Man is superior to the stars if he lives in the power of superior wisdom. Such a person, becoming master over heaven and earth, by means of his own will, is a magus, and magic is not sorcery but supreme wisdom”—Paracelsus, renowned 16th century physician and alchemist
“Urban sprawl, pollution, over-consumption, deforestation…like it or not, U.S. taxpayers are still paying for all of these things to occur in America and beyond. Despite recent investments in green jobs and technology, an array of government subsidies pay big dirty industries like oil, coal and factory farms to destroy the environment in every way possible while greener, healthier industries like solar power and vegetable farms get a pittanc….”
“We live in succession, in division, in parts, in particles. Meantime within man is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty, to which every part and particle is equally related, the eternal ONE. And this deep power in which we exist and whose beatitude is all accessible to us, is not only self-sufficing and perfect in every hour, but the act of seeing and the thing seen, the seer and the spectacle, the subject and the object, are one. We see the world piece by piece, as the sun, the moon, the animal, the tree; but the whole, of which these are shining parts, is the soul.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Oversoul (via feeds-the-soul)
“It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive. It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain. I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it or fade it, or fix it.”—Oriah Mountain Dreamer (via oceanofbonedust)
“Humankind is being led along an evolving course,
through this migration of intelligences,
and though we seem to be sleeping,
there is an inner wakefulness
that directs the dream,
and that will eventually startle us back
to the truth of who we are.”—Rumi, The Dream That Must Be Remembered (via elige)
“Some of the beliefs and legends bequeathed to us by Antiquity are so universally and firmly established that we have become accustomed to consider them as being almost as ancient as humanity itself. Nevertheless we are tempted to inquire how far the fact that some of these beliefs and chance, and whether the similarity between them may not point to the existence of an ancient, totally unknown and unsuspected civilization of which all other traces have disappeared.”—Dr. Frederick Soddy, Nobel Prize winner and discoverer of Isotopes and the laws of transformation in natural radioactivity. Excerpted from “The Interpretation of Radium,” 1908.
“More than a hundred thousand books and manuscripts on alchemy are known to exist. This vast literature, to which the finest minds have contributed and which solemnly affirms its attachment to facts and practical experiments, has never been systematically explored. The current intellectual climate, Catholic in the past, rationalist today, has always maintained in regard to these texts an attitude of ignorance or scorn. A hundred thousand books and manuscripts perhaps contain some of the secrets of energy and matter. If this is not true, they proclaim it nevertheless. Kings and princes and republics have encouraged innumerable expeditions to distant lands, and have financed scientific researches of every kind. Never, however, has a team of decoders, historians, linguists and scholars, physicists, chemists, mathematicians and biologists been assembled in an alchemist library with the task of discovering what these old treatises contain that is true and can be put to practical use. It seems inconceivable. The fact that such mental obtuseness is possible and that civilized human societies apparently, like ours, devoid of prejudices of any kind, can forget the presence in their attics of a hundred thousand books and manuscripts labeled “Treasure” should be enough to convince the most skeptical among us that we are living in a fantastic world.”—Louis Pauwels, Jacques Bergier, “The Morning of The Magicians,” 1960, Editions Gallimard.
“Our ideas about Secret Societies are academic; we take a conventional view of extraordinary facts. If we want to understand the world of the Future, we shall have to reconsider and refresh our ideas about secret societies by making a more thorough study of the past and discovering a point of view which will render intelligible the phase of history through which we are now passing.”—Louis Pauwels, Jacques Bergier, “The Morning of The Magicians,” 1960, Editions Gallimard.
“In a very rare book, unknown even to many specialists, that appeared more than eighty years ago under the title Les Atlantes, the author, writing under the pseudonym of Roisel, described the results of 56 years of research and the study of ancient science. In describing the scientific knowledge with which he credits the inhabitants of Atlantis, Roisel makes the following statement quite astounding when you consider the date at which he was writing (1880’s): ‘The consequence of this incessant activity was the appearance of matter, of that other equilibrium whose rupture would also be the cause of violent cosmic phenomena. If, for some unknown reason, our solar system were to disintegrate, its constituent atoms, becoming instantly active on achieving independence, would shine in space with an ineffable light which would announce from afar destruction on a vast scale and the hopes of a new world.’”—Louis Pauwels, Jacques Bergier, “The Morning of The Magicians,” 1960, Editions Gallimard.
“What has remained of the thousands of manuscripts in the library at Alexandria founded by Ptolemy Soter, and all those documents on the science of the ancients which can never be replaced? Where are the ashes of the 200,000 volumes in the library at Pergamo? What has become of the Pisistratus collections in Athens, or of the library of the Temple of Jerusalem, or of the one in the sanctuary of Phtah at Memphis? What treasures were contained in the thousands of books which in 213 BC. were burnt by the Emperor Chou-Hoang-Ti for purely political reasons? As a result of all this the position today with regard to all these ancient books is as if we were looking at an enormous temple of which only a few stones are still standing. But if we examine these fragments and these inscriptions carefully, we shall discover they contain truths far too profound to be attributed merely to the Intuition of the ancients.”—Louis Pauwels, Jacques Bergier, “The Morning of The Magicians,” 1960, Editions Gallimard.
“It is possible in many cases to retrace the transition from magical imitation to scientific technology. Here is an example: An ancient method of hardening steel practiced in the Near East was to plunge a red-hot blade into the body of a prisoner. This is a typical act of magic: the object being to transfer the adversary’s warlike qualities to the sword. This practice was known to the Crusaders in the West, who had noticed that Damascus steel was in fact harder than European steel. As an experiment, steel was dipped into water in which animal skins had been immersed. The same result was obtained. In the nineteenth century, when the problem of liquefying gases had been solved, the method was perfected by immersing steel in liquid nitrogen at a low temperature. In this form nitration has been adopted in our technology.”—Louis Pauwels, Jacques Bergier, “The Morning of The Magicians,” 1960, Editions Gallimard
“The alchemists of today would do well to remember the statues of their predecessors in the Middle Ages, now preserved in a Parisian Museum, in which it is laid down that no man shall devote himself to alchemy who is not ‘pure in heart and inspired by the loftiest intentions.’”—Vladimir Orlov
Modesty teaches us to speak of the Ancients with respect, especially when we are not very familiar with their works. Newton, who knew them practically by heart, had the greatest respect for them, and considered them to be men of genius and superior intelligence who had carried their discoveries in every field much further than we today suspect, judging from what remains of their writings. More ancient writings have been lost than have been preserved, and perhaps our new discoveries are of less value than those that we have lost.
Fulcanelli believed that alchemy was the connecting link with civilization that disappeared thousands of years ago and of which the archeologists know nothing. Of course, no archeologist or historian of high repute will admit civilizations have existed in the past more advanced than ours in science and techniques. But advanced techniques and scientific knowledge simplify enormously the machinery, and traces of what they accomplished are perhaps staring us in the face without our being able to recognize them for what they are. No serious historian or archeologist who has not had a very thorough scientific education could carry out the researches and explorations that would be likely to throw any light on these matters. The strict segregation of the various disciplines, necessitated by the fabulous advances in modern science, has perhaps concealed from us other fabulous discoveries of an earlier age.
“Electroencephalograms of Yogis in a state of ecstasy show curves which do not correspond to any cerebral activities known to us either in states of wakefulness or in sleep. There are plenty of colored blank spaces on the map of the mind of civilized man: precognition, intuition, telepathy, genius, etc. By the time these regions have been thoroughly explored, and a path opened up through various states of consciousness unknown to our classical psychologists, the study of ancient civilizations and of peoples we call primitive will perhaps reveal the existence of veritable technologies and essential aspects of knowledge. A cultural “centralism” will be succeeded by a relativism which will throw a new and fantastic light on the history of humanity. Progress does not consist so much in emphasizing parentheses as in multiplying hyphens.”—Louis Pauwels, Jacques Bergier, “The Morning of The Magicians,” 1960, Editions Gallimard.
On November 26, 1885, the first meteor trail was photographed in Prague, Czechoslovakia. It was part of the Andromedid meteor shower. Observed over Oakland, CA on this date in 1896 was a “giant cigar shaped ship”; it was one of thousands of mysterious airship sightings that continued into the spring of ‘97.