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26 July 2009 @ 02:27 pm
Various musings while walking (part 20)  

God & Worship - First we said there are many Gods but ours is the true God; then we said there is no other God but God; now we say there is no God but Man. If God is Man, the World is a process of Self-Exploration. If God is Man &Worship is celebration of the Highest part of some-thing, then our Worship is love of great Men & Women. Worship is to raise Man to its fullest development (if a pinnacle can ever be found) and celebrate Us in all Our diversity... for there is no other god. [7.26.09]

• Existence is God identifying himself with Man; the Great Work is Man identifying himself with God. [7.26.09]

• God - and Soul, being One in Essence with God - are beyond all quality. God (and Soul) become intelligent, strong, purposeful, capable, cunning, productive, and wise (and their opposites!) only insofar as He becomes Man. Where Man is not, God is barren. [7.26.09]

Savage fiction - How can one 'return to Nature' having come from Her and being constantly immersed in Her? And what is Nature? Tell me your vision of Nature and then we will see what you really mean by returning to It? And what if a quality of Nature is to transform Herself? Are we then ourselves not transformers & creators of new things? Can we judge Nature only by her past forms or by her potential future productions? And what if a quality of Nature is Mystery? Are we then ourselves not mysterious and unfathomable in our own Natures? Instead of 'returning to Nature' let us transform Nature... into the images of our Will. [7.26.09]

• God & Soul are, have always been, and will always be Perfect. The Perfect doesn't require any further fixing; the only logical thing to do in this case is experience the play of Perfection with the natural attitudes of gratitude & enjoyment. [7.26.09]

• Referring to a Universal Will is as useless for finding one's own unique & individual Will as referring to the idea Art is in deciding to create a painting or referring to the idea Music in deciding to create a song. [7.26.09]

• Man's lot is not to live & survive but to develop & conquer; that is, extend one's self beyond oneself. [7.26.09]

• By 'Eternity' I don't mean an endless amount of time but the lack of distinction, in this moment, between events; by 'Infinity' I don't mean an endless amount of space but the lack of distinction, in this place, between objects. Bind nothing! [7.26.09]

The world thru gold-and-rose colored glasses - Most see the world thru a glass darkly (and have lives of quiet desperation); they perceive themselves as an organism surrounded by an environment/world; it is Man vs. World (Profane, 1st Order). If we clean this viewing-glass a little, we see Man is not opposed to the World/Nature but a participant therein; it is Man and World (2nd Order, 5=6), or Lover & Beloved. Clean the viewing-glass until there is not a speck of dust and we realize there are not two things - Man and World - but One. We may call this Man or Nature or God or Soul, but they are all One; this is where Man is World, having become God (3rd Order, Above the Abyss). [7.26.09]
(Anonymous) on August 6th, 2009 05:30 am (UTC)
This journal has a damn beautiful color scheme.
IAO 131iao131 on August 6th, 2009 11:59 pm (UTC)

Hah, thanks... it is supposed to be solar-colored...

Sheta Kaeysheta_kaey on September 27th, 2009 06:26 am (UTC)
Hiya -- can I get you to add me back? Grazie. :)
(Anonymous) on October 5th, 2009 06:57 pm (UTC)
"Existence is God identifying himself with Man; the Great Work is Man identifying himself with God." [7.26.09]

That's a great phrase, brother knight. On par with Blake!

(Eris Dulig)

Justin Zabroskioutpost23 on November 7th, 2009 12:06 am (UTC)
Your walking/musings
Damn, you walk a long ways. Across deserts and everything. You're a trooper! Let me know what brand of walking shoe you use. If I can afford a pair, maybe I'll get a webpage this good going after I put in some miles...
IAO 131iao131 on November 8th, 2009 01:27 pm (UTC)
Re: Your walking/musings


These aphorisms are done in the spirit of this idea: ""Sit as little as possible. Give no credence to any thought that was not born outdoors while moving about freely." -Friedrich Nietzsche

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Justin Zabroskioutpost23 on November 9th, 2009 09:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Your walking/musings
That was the quote that came to mind when I saw your muse/walks the first time a year ago. I don't know how much I agree with avoiding sitting for meditation, though. I am giving a meditation course right now, and most of the exercises are done sitting....
IAO 131iao131 on November 9th, 2009 10:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Your walking/musings

Hah - yes, sitting is indeed quite useful in that regard. The idea is against philosophers who sit cloistered in their rooms, pondering over the mysteries of their universe when their stagnant ways are producing stagnant thoughts.

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Justin Zabroskioutpost23 on January 19th, 2010 10:33 pm (UTC)
Re: Your walking/musings
You still didn't tell me what kind of shoes. Give it up, brother. Share the love...