In this interview for Reality Sandwich Prof. McDonald reflects on the differences between the concepts of daimons and.demons, including how and why demons replaced daimons in the popular imagination, the importance of Jung to historians of alchemy, prehistoric stone circles, Hegel as a Hermeticist, Stephanos of Alexandria, and much more.
I am aware of the points of contact of the body with something else; I am aware if there is a tension in a muscle; I am aware if I feel pain somewhere; I am aware of the heart beating or of the breathing. But all these are like dots. If I say that I am aware of the shape of the body, I am putting a line across all these dots and saying that is the shape. But it is not me. It is an assumption, an image.
FreeMasonry, Kabbalah, Nuclear Physics, Blackholes, Space Time and the Mustard seed of our reality deftly analyzed and synthesized for your consideration.
practice of Sacred Geometry opens to the mind’s eye an analog of
alternate worlds, higher dimensions representing the ultimate creative
process and an unfolding evolution from Unity to multiplicity, and it
demonstrates the fact that this unfolding on a cosmic scale is governed
by the laws and relations of geometry."
The Meaning of Sacred Geometry part 2. What's The Point?
Read part 1 of the Meaning of Sacred Geometry here,
“Ante omnia Punctum exstitit…”
“Before all things were, there was a Point.”
Anonymous, 18th century ‘Le Mystere de la Croix’
to be fully appreciated and experienced, must be undertaken as a
contemplative, or meditative exercise. From the initial act of putting
pencil or compass point to paper each act of geometry is charged with
meaning. The process of producing the forms, patterns and symbols of
Sacred Geometry should be undertaken as a ritual act, where each line,
curve, shape, gesture or operation takes on a significance far beyond
the mere act itself, and reveals fundamental processes of creativity on a
vast scale and range of phenomenon, from the geometry of atomic and
molecular organization, through the forms and patterns of biological
systems, to the scale of the cosmos itself and the very structure of
Space and Time. Indeed, the emergence of the Universe from the
unknowable and unfathomable void, before the very existence of Time and
Space, was an act of Geometry. It is nothing less than this ultimate
act of Creation which is replicated through the placing of pencil upon
paper and from this point the drawing of a line or arc. From these
simple operations, the Geometrician soon learns to generate an infinite
variety of form and pattern, and is, thereby, following in the footsteps
of Nature herself, such being the indispensable requirement for success
on the Hermetic path.
To ancient masters and teachers geometry
was seen as the definitive Holy Science from which emerged all other
sciences. Masonic author Carl Lundy affirms this status when he says:
science rests upon mathematics, and mathematics is first and last,
geometry… Geometry is the ultimate fact we have won out of a puzzling
The presumed requirement on the part of
Plato, the acknowledged greatest Metaphysician of the Hellenic world,
that anyone seeking admission to his academy must be conversant with the
principles of Geometry, affirms the importance of this form of mental
training to anyone desiring to tread the path to Metaphysical Knowledge.
Practicing xenolinguist Diana Slattery writes about Simon Powell’s new book,"The Psilocybin Solution, The Role of Sacred Mushrooms in the Quest for Meaning," that concerns the ability of the psilocybin experience to deliver high-speed downloads; information transmission as communication with the Other; and especially, information delivered as a visual language of intense concentration.