'Dark Practice' Chapter
Whenever you have something that you can clearly define, you also have something that is not, that exists by way of negative definition. Nature abhors a void, but it embraces darkness. The logic of the darkness does seem to stand in defiance of the normal world, but it exists by way of extension.
Dark souls that are whole and healthy have a star in them. Light souls that are whole and healthy have a shadowed spot in them. But both gardens have paths, and they both meet in the street of the whole universe itself.
“Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.” Helen Keller (American Author and Educator who was blind and deaf. 1880-1968)
“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” Edgar Allan Poe (American short-story Writer, Editor, Poet and Critic, 1809-1849)
There are more paths than this. You may find in your practice that the reflective work is not clicking. There are common elements of the mind, but there are notable deviations also. Mine is one such. The Greeks used to… Seek More
There is a force in the world that makes the frogs stay in their ponds and guides the birds in their flights. Makes all things seek their place. It is not outside of you, but has a connection to things… Seek More
In the virtual world of Second Life and across the internet, you can find plenty of sources for the rainbows and unicorns style of metaphysics, and you can find almost as much that falls in the grey area, that being… Seek More
I would like to hear more about facing yourself, and I’m thinking about what I’ve read and heard about the Tibetan Book of the Dead and the Bardo. They are sort of like theurgic necromancy, though there are non-theurgic types… Seek More
The dark side is the realm of the dead or angry spirits? Actually, only connects to it. It is the realm of ghosts, and is actually the mirrored possibilities of the world made manifest. No potential can exist without becoming… Seek More
On the subject of seduction, everyone experiences some pull from the dark. Every time something happens, “Save for the grace of God, there go I.” Light lovers worry too much about what is fair. They worry about it and fail… Seek More
I promise that this series on Dark Metaphysics is not for indulging anyone’s morbidity. Nor will I advocate the egotistical behaviour associated with many posers to the dark side. It may mirror for you your own path, and thus teach… Seek More
I still wonder why I find dark mirrors so hard to be near, but the dark itself I love. The mirror is a nexus, but it isn’t any more of an open door than your house door is. I used… Seek More
The subject of ‘Practices’ sort of arises from recent difficulties I have been having with events. I seem to have lost my stride as they say, lost some inspiration. You imply you have goals, is this so? I have pictures,… Seek More
Our inner most nature might be a higher self? One behind the day to day belief systems, and one of a core belief or path? Yes exactly. Chinese philosophy goes into that. They say, “That which goes against the Tao… Seek More