27 February 2009

Rays of consciousness (Ouspensky)

If the world is a Great Something, possessing the consciousness of itself, so we are rays of that consciousness which is conscious of itself, but unconcious of the whole.

-- P.D. Ouspensky, from Tertium Organum

24 February 2009

Direct perception (E.J. Gold)

The disintegration of ordinary perception in favor of direct perception is the chemistry of symbolic reality exploding inside the psyche.

-- E.J. Gold, from Autobiography of a Sufi

20 February 2009

The whole and the fraction (DFJ)

Only a fraction of the Whole can pass away in any moment, since only a fraction of the Whole appears in any moment.

-- Da Free John, from The Eating Gorilla Comes in Peace

03 February 2009

Projecting the universe (Rudhyar)

Man projects upon the outer universe what he potentially is, yet does not know he is, in order to discover and actualize his innate potential of being. Man collectively "creates" the universe he needs, simply because he needs it in order to operate with maximum efficiency.

-- Dane Rudhyar, from The Sun is Also a Star: The Galactic Dimension of Astrology