Lucifer has annexed Hades, the Martian Pharaoh has located the Glass Grimoire, and a sorcerer — rather impossibly — has arisen on magicless Earth. “Esoteric
“Esoteric or inner knowledge is no different from other kinds of knowledge. It is a mystery to the average person in the same way writing
What if our highest purpose — the only wisdom, to which all humaniy”s resources should be committed — is for each to express their art.
But Andy Crowley had refused to let it happen to him. He had set himself upon the mystic path. The fruit of Eden had withered in him. False delineations: religions, races, nations, cultures, and all such nonsensical abstractions, labels and measures, no longer carved up his consciousness — no longer marred his reality.
Originally posted on Newtopia Magazine:
Mystical philosopher Manly Palmer Hall wasn’t my grandfather, yet he was. Both my grandfathers had been killed in a war,…
If enlightenment is Disneyland, religion is the motel you stay at on the way to Disneyland. But people get tired of driving, so they end up just telling the kids (and themselves) that the motel is Disneyland.