doubt is the first stage of knowledge — A Subtle Allegory Concerning the Secrets of Alchemy, by Michael Maier, 1617 AD (via ihavenohonor)
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from the Vatican.
“En To Pan (All is One)”
Man, Grand Symbol of the Mysteries
(Source: freemasonryesoterica, via holy-mountaineering)
Who accepts harmony, becomes harmonious. Who accepts loss, becomes lost - Lao Tzu
Death and the Maiden (detail) Henri Lévy 1900
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The Ancient of the Ancients, by J. Augustus Knapp
for The Secret Teachings of All Ages by Manly P. Hall
The ultimate experience is the realisation that everything is contained within consciousness. We can discover this in two ways. Either we merge the external world into the inner subject, or we look upon the outer as a gross form of the inner. In these two ways we come to recognise that all things reside within our own consciousness just as consciousness resides within them.
This all-embracing inwardness is only possible if there is an essential identity between the universe and consciousness. The events which constitute the universe are always internal events happening within consciousness because their essential nature is consciousness itself. We can only account for the fact that things appear if there is an essential identity between consciousness and the object perceived. If a physical object were really totally material, that is, part of a reality independent of, and external to, consciousness, it could never be experienced. — Prof. Mark S. Dyczkowski, The Doctrine of Vibration (p. 47)
John Martin (Paradise Lost, The Courts of God)
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