In Deep Rising Up (Redux)

 

Focused intention
Energy rises up spine
Understanding grows.

 

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In Deep Rising Up(Redux)In Deep Rising Upwards (redux) by G A Rosenberg

 

Better Off Than We Started – A Cheesy Country Type Song

 

“Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and forgiving heart. Be the one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.”
— Marvin J. Ashton

 

I came into the town a loner
looking for questions to answers I lost
Messed up by past misgivings
just like a salad just needing a toss
I found you, we both at our bottom
you were so sweet in need of a way
we climbed up the rung together
It was never in my plans to stay

 

we grew our lives like a flower
we watered and weeded and gave them good care
struggling with both our demons
it seemed to be one more thing that we shared
you brought out the best in me
you dealt with the rest of me
I held you through the night
I thought you were awesome
and loved when you blossomed
making up after each fight

 

When it was time for the parting
we did it with sorrow but without any hate.
We both felt the time had come
we were happy to leave the methods to fate
I found a job in the next state
your family called they needed you there
The morning we said our goodbyes
we were grateful for all of the magic we shared.

 

We brought out the best in each other
A best that we never remembered to see
Both better off than we started
We now knew what it meant to be free.
I know that we’ll both find a new love
someone with whom our spirits will soar
I sent her off with my blessings.
Each of us now will find a new door.
— G A Rosenberg

 

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SitriSitri by G A Rosenberg

 

Spirits Moving Over and Through the WatersSpirits Moving Over the Water by G A Rosenberg

Expanding Our Symbols in a Rebellious Way

 

“The occult, as both a collection of practices and beliefs as well as overarching symbolic language, has long provided artists and composers with a grammar for realising a means of pushing up against the mainstream, of creating music and art that is not bound by convention. Just as occult practices provided people a more direct and immediate way to engage with the divine, it made sense that avant-garde and experimental artists would feel a kinship and an inspiration in occult ideas and symbols. Satie and Ravel were Rosicrucians, Mucha was a theosophist, Pierre Schaeffer was follower of Gurdjieff, and William Butler Yeats was a member of the Hermetic Order Of The Golden Dawn. The list goes one. As rock musicians experimented with sound and performance, turning towards alternative spiritual practices and images made perfect sense. It was not enough to be socially and politically rebellious. A spiritual rebellion was needed for a foundation. The occult imagination is one that is heterodox, sometimes heretical. What better way to feel as if your art is charged with a deeper spiritual meaning than to attach it to a spiritual identity that itself has often been about rebellion?”

— Peter Bebergal

 

If we wish to see and understand what lies beyond the everyday, we need to expand our symbolic repertoire. Symbols are the language of our deeper consciousness and the more we expand our language base, the deeper our knowledge becomes. Expansion may be something as simple as learning a new language. The letters and words we use our symbols so by making the shift to a new language we shift and expand how we talk and think. Another powerful source of symbolic language is in the stories we tell and the types of beings that reoccur in them. Learning the mythology of another culture and how it relates to our own expands our way of expressing ourselves even more. Occult means nothing more or less than hidden. When we bring hidden things into the open we expand. This is true whether we are talking on the level of our unconscious shadow selves or the material we culturally refer to as occult. Operating on these deeper levels is a rebellion since everything in our day to day culture including the religions most of us were raise in tells us that this is taboo. Of course the last thing any authority wants is to have its foundations questioned. That can lead to the horrific practice of thinking for ourselves.
Blessings, G

 

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Goat StareGoat Stare by G A Rosenberg

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153644322433475&set=a.166065038474.145936.632298474&type=1Propelling SpiritPropelling Spirit by G A Rosenberg

Plucking the Storm Flower (Redux)

 

In the midst of storm
He reaches for the bloom to
gift his beloved

 

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Plucking the Storm Flower Abstract (Redux)Plucking the Storm Flower Abstract (R) by G A Rosenberg

 

Class Time

 

“I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.”
— Eartha Kitt

 

Everywhere I go becomes my classroom and each being I meet a teacher. I learn sitting by a campfire staring at the fire singing songs and sharing wine and stories with friends. I learn lessons of power play in boardrooms where the interplay of information and psychology takes precedence. I learn in the bedroom the meaning of intimacy and the magick that can be shared between people. I learn from the homeless and the rich. I learn from friends, lovers and even and possibly even especially from people with whom I share a certain animosity. They show me my shadow and I am grateful. I learn from my interplay online and from books. When I am in meditation, I learn from myself as I touch the part of myself that will graduate and move on to other classes.
Blessings, G

 

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A Mirror For ObservingA Mirror For Observing by G A Rosenberg

 

Before the GateBefore the Gate by G A Rosenberg

 

Character Study

 

“It is quite possible—overwhelmingly probable, one might guess—that we will always learn more about human life and personality from novels than from scientific psychology.”
— Noam Chomsky

 

I have spent most of my life in the pages of books. I have befriended characters in the stories I’ve read and had conversations with them that have lasted well into the night. They have taught me so much. Psychological case histories are all well and good yet the diagnoses always follow the case studies and then tend towards the theoretical. In a well-written book or a good story (the two overlap but aren’t identical) different characters with various mindsets interact and through the interactions of their personalities there is incalculable value to be found. Fictional characters can be at least as real as the average person you meet (and far more than most online personas).Different branches of psychology work well for various people tho in the long run too many of them adopt a “one size fits all” solution and believes that it can benefit anyone. Encountering different mirrors of yourself both in fiction and in life can accomplish a lot more if we open ourselves to the experience.
Blessings, G

 

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Travelling AdriftTravelling Adrift by G A Rosenberg

 

FocalorFocalor by G A Rosenberg

 

Fractal InversionExplosion Across Dimensions by G A Rosenberg

 

Reflection (Redux)

 

Beatifically he
reflects on mortality
and finds awareness.

 

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Reflection (Redux)Reflection (R) by G A Rosenberg

 

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