Maybe we have different connotations here. If by "opening doors" in this particular context you don't mean "initiating spiritual contact", then what do you mean?And be relegated to the position of a Peeping Tom? No, thats a very obscure position to my mind!
"initiating spiritual contact"
Yes, that's what I mean. You can't touch the spirit if you're comfortable looking in from the doorstep (the threshold). 'Hands off' means no touch.
Mercury's light appears to us as Lucifer, distorted by impurities, what the alchemist calls ‘red sulfur' and is traditionally the devil but in reality is an illusion because it is a distorted image of Mercury. These impurities are the blackness that veils our true light being. Enter the Green Lion! “There is this one green lion, which closes and opens the seven indissoluble seals of the seven metallic spirits which torments the bodies, until it has perfected them, by means of the artist's long and resolute patience”
— ‘The Cosmopolite’ (16th century)
not all spiritual doorways are worth entering, especially since turning back may not take one to where one started.
, as in the ouroborous (humanity?) canabilizing itself. With categorization [erotica is at the corner of the bookstore so don't let Little Johnny go there] you know what to avoid without having to rely on a rigid manual or code of conduct (which is circular/ritualistic like Confucionism); categorization is your armor; if you've seen one evil doer you've seen them all. Your sword is the strenght and determination to defy evil and bring certainty out of the vagueness and confusion (to shine a light on darkness.) That's to say, confrontation dispells all doubts when done right.committing
Going back to where you started is circularity, as in rings, as in
, as in the ouroborous (humanity?) canabilizing itself.
But I get your point; why even open a book by Anton Lavey? Better to put it in the trash where it belongs.
Also, it's not really an option, I think. It doesn't work that way.
Or the Bible, or the Bhagavad Gita? That's not what I meant (and as a bibliophile, I just can not put books in the trash). I meant, nothing we do is ever reversible, so it's prudent to think things through before rushing into every spiritual contact that becomes available.
it's prudent to think things through
What doesnt work that way?
It's the ideal, but how much time do you have to think when you've just been absolutely overwhelmed? Events, and yes even miracles, happen WHERE and WHEN you least expect them. So how much time do you have to think? You just met a woman on the elevator who took your breath away and the tension is out of this world, are you up for the challenge?
I feel like there's always gonna be a bit of a leap of faith, because if not you'd never be suprised. You're functioning on intuition. Thats why I think categorization makes the mind better since it faciliates cognition. There is a really good song precisely about this; being overwhelmed by God's presence. You should read the lyrcs and imagine that's you meeting God and you're singing to him. It's a little dull at first but the ending is fucking epic.
Life is not circular, like the Ouroboros, in my opinion. I can't go back (or forward) to a known position to start over.
Weren't we discussing opportunities, "doors", opening in a spiritual context? So in the case you describe, she would be handing me a religious pamphlet or say something which indicated that such a door was opening?
"I have sung women in three cities, but it is all the same, and I will sing of the Sun. 'Pollo Phoibee, old tin pan, glory of Zeus' Aegis day, Shield of steel blue, th'heavens over us, hast for boss thy lustre gay..." - Ezra Pound's Cino
You see, I don't have any gods. I had a mystical revelation of no God, no presence, which was very surprising, as I was an ardent seeker. But I enjoy a good work of music or poetry!
So, what's your thing? How do you navigate this existence you find yourself in?
I just want to say that:The opportunity to love is spiritual
Multiplication is good for LIFE because the opposite of growth is decline, degradation, falling, regression.
What does Cino da Pistoia mean to you? You seem to like him a lot.
we can communicate through Discord or whatever other instant message app.
But unchecked growth doesn't work. In an organism, it's called "cancer".
Interesting historical figure.
But checked growth in a mind works exponentially, and a mind is higher dimension than a cell (cancer)
Growth leads some to become doctors and they can invent cures for diseases like cancer so that 1 person cures billions over time even after he's dead.
But you identify with him. Are you a lawyer or a poet?
I'm not so sure. Minds have their pathologies, too
forming too many significant connections between arbitrary things is characteristic of schizophrenic disorders, for example.
Point taken, and yet, at least in my country, it is socioeconomic class which enables a person to choose a career as a medical doctor, i.e. it is the rich kids who tend to be selected for higher education, rather than the smart ones.
I like poetry.
When we examine the progression of Love in mentally stable human beings we find there to be "falling in Love" which includes sexual attraction, possession, and domination.
Which can be cured by minds, just like operating systems can debug themselves or be debuged by a superior operating system. Sometimes the hardware comes faulty straight out of the factory though.
But also of geniuses since finding connections to things is what characterized Einstein, revolutionizing physics. Curiously enough you mention economics in the next paragraph and John Nash groundbreaking-math-genius who suffered schizophrenia won a Noble Prize in economics. (How's that for forming connections?)
Yeah, that's because of capitalism and the schooling system which turns learning into conforming, and teaching into reverberating, starting from pre-school. Also the way they teach is plain stupid and they draw it out too long (as if to break you down)
Any good one's to share? Even better if they are hymns to God. Also I'd like to see which most resonate with you.