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Petros to Teach Class on “How to Be a Student”

Posted in magic, petros, spirituality, transformation on January 1, 2012 by ewakening

Petros will be offering a free class on the foundations of what it means to be a student of spirituality, and how one must be clear about one’s attitude toward the teacher as well as being clear about one’s own goals in the pursuit of a valid path of spiritual growth. This class will help get students off to a good start in the new year.

Date: Friday, Jan. 6, 2012
Time: 7pm


Alpha Book Center
4532 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85017


Lifestream of Synchronicity (Bertiaux)

Posted in gurus, magic on February 13, 2011 by ewakening

Somewhere at the heart of it all there is a certain energy, which cannot be seen, for it makes itself known and felt only in oracles. This energy, which is the lifestream of synchronicity, is in reality the presence of the Genius of IFA, acting out the enjoyment of the play of being-space-consciousness. By entering the waters of synchronicity which float endlessly in the spaces of what is, we can communicate with this magickal power, and thereby find ourselves within the continuum of being – yet moving beyond it, only to desire to merge with it once more.

— Michael Bertiaux, from Voudon Gnostic Workbook (p. 363)

Creative basis of Magick (Bertiaux)

Posted in gurus, magic on October 17, 2010 by ewakening

The magician will always be looking for opportunities to create his own magickal system of the world. He will be looking always for ideas and the simplest of elements, to be found anywhere, from which there will emerge a picture of reality, his reality. The creative energies of spider-magi, who are true practitioners of this art of cosmic creation, are collected from here and there and fused together into a very wonderful picture of being. This is the basis of magick — your imagination is making the world to be as it is in itself.

— Michael Bertiaux

Religion vs. Magic (AC)

Posted in magic on October 10, 2010 by ewakening

The only real strength of any religion is derived from its pilfering of Magical doctrine; and, religious persons being by definition entirely unscrupulous, it follows that any given religion is likely to contain scraps of Magical doctrine, filched more or less haphazard from one school or the other as occasion serves.

— Aleister Crowley, from Magick Without Tears

Abyss of In-Between (Grant)

Posted in enlightenment, magic on October 3, 2010 by ewakening

The gulf of the Abyss is the cosmic analogy, in terms of infinity, endurance, and remoteness, of the infinitesimally near and the infinitely fleeting; the finest, and normally imperceptible gap between thoughts that yields to hypersensitive awareness, a sudden insight into the real substratum of Being. This only is Reality, the sole Reality, and it is Non-Being — the noumenal source from which arises the world of appearances.

— Kenneth Grant, from Cults of the Shadow

The spirituality of Harry Potter

Posted in magic, spirituality on August 2, 2009 by ewakening

HP-deathlyharrows-smThere are still religious proponents who insist that the Potter tales are about witchcraft and should be banned. Yet those of us who have journeyed with the characters through the pages of these books know that the Harry Potter series is not really about the wizarding world. It is about the struggle of good versus evil, the power of friendship and growing into adult roles and responsibilities in serious times. There is a saying, “Religion is for those who are afraid to go to hell; spirituality is for those who have already been there.” In an earlier volume, Luna advises Harry as to why they can see the beasts that lead the carriages taking Hogwarts students to school. Both Luna and Harry have seen death, and only those who have done so can see the beasts. The Harry Potter series is not a religious pageant, as some have described the long-running comic Peanuts. Harry is growing up in a world where the stakes are high, the dangers are many, the losses are great and friendship is the greatest asset that anyone could have in any challenge.

— Cindy Bowman, Portland Spiritual Living Examiner

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