domenica 26 febbraio 2006

The Quest of the Grail

Each one of us has got its own inner Grail to look for. It is that true and clean point inside of us representing our real essence. This essence keeps the power to solve all the contradictions the daily life puts in front of us and to achieve in having an authentic energetic exchange with this life. Often it seems that we and the reality are travelling on totally different plains: we are immerged in the vortex of things that occur around us but we are not capable to contact the real substance of these things and events. It is from the distance between us and the world that all those problems of frustration, adaptation and aggressiveness are born. However, there is a part of our soul from which the exchange and the communication between us and everything surrounding us proceeds and grows up. It is the deep matrix of our comprehension and real happiness.

Socrates said: “Know yourself and you will know the world”.
This is our Quest.

sabato 25 febbraio 2006

The magical vision of life

Talking in terms of magic and magical thought doesn’t mean to reduce the importance of the rational and material aspect of things: the magical cycle of life doesn’t deny the rational order of the events, but set itself as a precedent cause. Nowadays the human being is used to think in terms of cause-effect and explains the reality by using this logic and denying the possibility of a different possible order. The magical vision of life, that is the idea that the law of the sequence of events goes beyond the cause-effect principle, is just the heritage of ancient cultures, esoteric schools and initiatic societies. Magic, magical thought and magical vision are related with a way of understanding life not just as a casual fluctuation of events which are organised in a rigid scheme of causes and effects, but as a Whole which dynamically interacts with the individual and collective use of the mind. Nevertheless this way of thinking doesn’t deny the evidence of the relation between cause and effect - at a more elementary and immediate level of observation -, but asserts the parallel existence of synchronised different agents which are simultaneously distributed on different plains of our reality.

mercoledì 8 febbraio 2006

Meditation is...

Meditation is sitting.
In appearance it is doing nothing. But in this “nothingness” there is intense action: you are cultivating tranquility and awareness.
When you are fully aware and serene, even your action changes in nature: it’s relaxed, free and satisfying.
Even if for an instant you do “nothing” , you will refind yourself in your centre – you are simply existing. You are meditating.
Meditation does not clash with action. It is not a case of “running” away from life.
In contrast, it’s about learning to live.

lunedì 6 febbraio 2006

Aleister Crowley and the Prana-Therapy

Since I created the Horus Centre and the Prana Centre as well underlining my relationship with Thelema, many people ask to me which is the link between pranatherapy (or pranic-healing) and Magick, Current 93 and Master Therion's teaching.
Well, let Him give you some clue...

This is the Dew of Immortality.
Let this go free, even as It will; thou art not its master,
but the vehicle of It.

(Aleister Crowley, The Book Of Lies)

The essence of Magick is to working upon phenomena by spiritual forms of energy…

… matter is nothing but a sensitive symbol of spiritual causes of phenomena.
At this point we may reach out a hand to the East and droll for a moment upon the general theory of Prana. Prana is usually translated “force”. Perhaps energy would be a better term. We cannot say exactly what it is, but it is that which distinguishes live protoplasm from dead protoplasm. It is that - by virtue of - in which things live and move and have their being. It is a form of energy by whose adroit manipulation one can affect the outward appearances, that is to say the physical phenomena which are its reflection in the grossest world of illusion, that is to say, the world we know.
To give a practical example. If a man is ill, they diagnose that the prana in his body is in some way out of order, and they attempt to cure him by teaching him to control his prana by means of various exercises, principally of breathing, for they claim tha the principle vehicle of prana is the breath.

(Aleister Crowley, The Elixir of Life: Our Magical Medicine)