Sun and Moon Mudra.
“The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the soul, opening into that cosmic night which was psyche long before there was any ego-consciousness, and which will remain psyche no matter how far our ego-consciousness extends.”
- Adam Ewing [from David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas] (via and-so-they-said)
- Jean Shinoda Bolen
“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”
- Chief Seattle
- Joseph Campbell (via redshift-13)
darkasana: This is known to many as karma yoga. In AA, they say “you can only keep what you have by giving it away”. I understand karma only in its simplest form: action. I work with Sir Isaac Newton’s third law of motion in Black Magic and it is a good one to consider. LaVey wrote about the push-pull effect in Magical Workings. Nature seeks equilibrium, which by nature, includes the balancing of opposing forces. But, humans are apart from every other natural living occurrence.
I refer to SwamiJ here: “The word Karma literally means action. It may appear that Karma is happening to us, as if some outside force is causing good things or bad things to come to us. However, it is really our own innerconditionings and processes that are leading us to experienceouter effects or consequences in relation to our own actions.
How we present ourselves to the world through actions, words and deeds shapes our universe. How we push our Will outwards to the Objective Universe has the potential to shape how the Objective Universe reacts to our presence… This is indeed a profound meditation, and equally, can have either glorious or catastrophic effects in our Subjective Universe…
- Emile M. Cioran (via thingsandschemes)
- Paramahansa Yogananda (via tantrikdragon)