Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Warning - When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple

After I had a day full and lost my cool a dear friend of mine said I had experienced a 'purple moment' and 'good on me'. I hadn't heard of the poem which she was referring to. So just in case others haven't also had the pleasure....

Warning - When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple
By Jenny Joseph

When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple
with a red hat that doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
and satin candles, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I am tired
and gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
and run my stick along the public railings
and make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
and pick the flowers in other people's gardens
and learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
and eat three pounds of sausages at a go
or only bread and pickles for a week
and hoard pens and pencils and beer nuts and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
and pay our rent and not swear in the street
and set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.
But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Key of Life

The light in action Lucifer is the god of progress and intellectual enquiry, not only divine inspiration behind the spiritual enlightenment of the Gnostic and the heretic and the lover of God in all his/her forms: it was through Lucifer's spirit that humanity first climbed down from the trees and has represented the flow of progress ever since. But Lucifer may be more than a metaphor for rebellion, enlightenment and advancement ~ as the pure creative and motive light s/he may actually be the key to life itself....
Over the past fifteen years scientists, largely in Europe and Asia, have made a major discovery. The DNA with the nuclei of all cells of living creatures contains biophotons or ultra-weak proton emissions ~ in other words, Light. While it is invisible to the naked eye, it can be detected using new equipment developed by German scientists.
As a German science writer Marco Bischof declares in his ground-breaking ' Biophotons - The Light in the Cells [1995]: ' A dynamic web of light constantly released and absorbed by the DNA may connect cells, tissues and organs and serve as the organism's main communication network and as the principle regulating instance of all life processes'. He suggests that 'the holographic biophoton field of the brain and nervous system, and maybe even that of the whole organism, may also be the basis of memory and other phenomena of consciousness'"
The Secret History of Lucifer by Lynn Picknett.

"Imaginatio Vera: True Imagination, the Star in the Human Being,..writes Maurice Aniane..."actually 'sees' the 'subtle' processes of nature and their angelic prototypes. It is the capacity to reproduce in oneself the cosmogenic unfolding, the permanent creation of the world in the sense in which all creation, finally, is only a Divine Imagination'...
Alchemy is thus religion under the sign of cosmology. More than that, it is experimental religion ~ a path of the empirical realization. Simply put, it is the sacred science of the realization and enhancement of the subtle states of the human being and the universe, inner and outer, where these are seen as not-tow/not-one ~ unified, reflecting each other, corresponding to each other at each point, perhaps distinguishable, but certainly not separable ~ just as subject and object, knower and known are inseparably one in the non-dual state which is the source of both. Thus, there is an axis of non-dual light that unites the universe and connects the human being and nature with the source of all."
Green Hermeticism by P Wilson, C Bamford, K Townley.

Monday, 1 September 2008

Star Finder

You help me to remember:

No distinction existed between interior and exterior, subject and object, friend and stranger. Heaven and Earth, the living and the dead, together with angels and elemental spirits, were one world, one cosmos. Human beings were still predominantly heavenly beings, woven into, and part of, the great symphonic stream of creation. The world, the cosmos. Matter, too, was music: sounding light.

Green Hermeticism ~ Alchemy and Ecology by P Wilson, C Bamford, K Townley.