"Here we will only deal with those truths of which we have precise knowledge. Truth depends upon the cognizance of each individual. And since all of us do not have one and the same cognizance, we cannot generalize the problem of truth. That is why every individual, provided he is sincere, has his own truth from his own point of view and in accordance with his maturity and cognizance. Only one who knows and masters the absolute laws of the macrocosm and microcosm can speak of an absolute truth. No one will doubt the existence of life, the will, memory and intellect; certainly he will refrain from denying these things."
— Initiation into Hermetics (Bardon 1956: 55)
(Source: beyondbacchus, via prometheanreach)
"I would like you to show me, if you can, where the line can be drawn between an organism and it’s environment. The environment is in you. It’s passing through you. You’re breathing it in and out. You and every other creature."
— Wendell Berry (via allthateverwasorwillbe)
"The only reason we don’t open our hearts and minds to other people is that they trigger confusion in us that we don’t feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with. To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else’s eyes."
— Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times (via purplebuddhaproject)
"Performing magic has a lot to do with the arrangement of apparent coincidences and providing pathways along which desires can travel, or, to put it in more basic terms, there’s little point in sigilizing for a lottery win if you don’t also buy a lottery ticket."
— Grant Morrison (via quotations-on-high-magick)