Intrigued by how painters applied geometrical proportion, including golden section proportions, to pictorial composition, Debussy applied the occult principle to music as a means of giving form to ideas perceptible to him through nature.
The practice of sitting required me to abolish the supremacy of whiteness that lived in myself and make a practice of doing so on the regular, with every breath so the volcanic pressure, the grief, and rage have witness and release without boiling up and exploding all over my newly found sense of self.
The following is an excerpt from my new book, The Secret Teachers of the Western World. In it I look at the history of the western esoteric or ‘inner’ tradition through the lens of the work of two important thinkers, the German-Swiss philosopher Jean Gebser, and the contemporary neuroscientist and English scholar Iain McGilchrist. My …
The effort to define alchemy to everyone’s satisfaction may well be impossible. On one hand, alchemy needs to be defined in a way that encapsulates the living breadth and depth of the world’s alchemical traditions. On the other hand, such a definition must also be internally consistent with the many specific, historically contingent (and at times contradictory) expressions of alchemy.
The steps in several states and countries toward cannabis legalization implies a release of the mentality of control: interdiction, punishment, and psychological conditioning.
A divine experiment has gone wrong due
to anomalous, unforeseen conditions that did not factor into the original set-up of
the experiment as Sophia previsioned it. It is what we of the human species could
do here on earth, by way of creating a free, cooperative social order, if we
were to realize our divine potential and achieve it according to the designs
and purposes of the resident divinity, Gaia-Sophia.