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Proclus – About ‘Intellect, Imagination, and Opinion’ & ‘Human Intellect’

 Artwork: ‘The Olympian Gods’ by Giulio Romano’64. ‘The essential Intellect contains as a whole, all together and in actuality the true understanding of reality. The intellect of the philosopher, however, since it is not essential but an illumination of the Intellect and, as it were, an image of the Intellect, thinks on the particular level and comprehends the truth only intermittently.’65. ‘Among men there are five conditions of knowing or not knowing: Double ignorance, simple ignorance, desire (to know), inquiry and discovery….

Aim and Wish, by Annie Lou Staveley

 To Michael Smyth, In Memoriam  * This is a re-post of Madame Staveley’s wonderful pamphlet, originally published on March 8, 2013 in our former blog. Its subject may be of interest and use for the trying times we are now living. * People often speak of the difficulties they have in formulating their aims. That is because they start from idea, from thought. Aim is not an idea, thought it has thought in it. Aim must be feeling-plus-thought. Start from a picture-from feeling.Aim has to start with wish-with what you essentially wi…

Now It’s Time To Become Homo Conscious- By Thich Nhat Hanh

Arcana III, ‘Tarot of the old path’, by Sylvia Gainsford and Howard Rodway. * ‘There’s a revolution that needs to happen and it starts from inside each one of us. We need to wake up and fall in love with Earth. We’ve been homo sapiens for a long time. Now it’s time to become homo conscious. Our love and admiration for the Earth has the power to unite us and remove all boundaries, separation and discrimination. Centuries of individualism and competition have brought about tremendous destruction and alienation. We need to re-establish true com…

About The Heart

Picture: Akaretler – Beşiktaş / İstanbul, year 2016. * ‘You can build the mind if there is a heart, but if there is a brilliant mind and no heart, you can do nothing with it. It’s absolutely hopeless. This is why there is such an emphasis on the heart. The physical heart is the physical manifestation of the Anahata Chakra or the center of the Chalice—the heart of the Subtle Body. * Surya-Vidya—thus was the Teaching of the Heart sometimes called. In this definition was indicated the fieriness, the sun-like quality, the centrality of the heart…
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