Our beliefs are not algorithmic conclusions, because what they encompass does not manifest in a linear way. The alpha and omega come full circle. That circle is the self.
Visualize your sense of self at the centre of a big mandala. Surrounding that central circle, let’s call it the observer. You have all the circles that constitute our beliefs. As long as the integrity of those circles remains intact, we would feel if not well and happy, then at least that everything is “okay.” We need our beliefs. Peace is limited by the breaks in our circles. This is why they say not to break the circle lest you release the demon.
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“I draw circles and sacred boundaries about me; fewer and fewer climb with me up higher and higher mountains.—I am building a mountain chain out of ever-holier mountains.” Friedrich Nietzsche (German classical Scholar, Philosopher and Critic of culture, 1844-1900.)
Tonight, we are discussing circles. Perhaps I should get right to the heart of the topic and work out from there. Properly ordered thought is circular thought, and much as that may sound irrational, what is our life, as we… Seek More
What would you say best symbolizes modern thinking? Nature itself favours circles, cells, DNA helix patterns, which looked at from the top down would look like a wheel. What about a grid? We think like our maps? Indexes. We want to… Seek More
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Can our circles remain unbroken forever? Can we, through any effort of keeping order in our lives, prevent this? It seems myopic or stunted to me. In the breaking and reforming of the circles is mankind’s evolution. Would that get… Seek More
If all our circles are intersecting with each other, would it be logical to say circles seek other circles for awareness/experience? It would. This is why ceremonial magicians of the west think of the circles as giving them the ability… Seek More
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