Microcosms

November 11, 2016

face-in-mirror

In this strange thing we call today
Are all the ages that have gone
Since beauty with her mystic sway
Bid chaos flee before the dawn.

In this strange thing we hold so dear,
This flesh that crumbles into dust,
Are souls of idiot and seer,
The dead years’ godliness and lust

Edgar Daniel Kramer

The Messenger

November 11, 2016

hood-and-candles

The thing, he said, would come that night at three
From the old churchyard on the hill below;
But crouching by an oak fire’s wholesome glow,
I tried to tell myself it could not be.
Surely , I mused, it was a pleasantry
Devised by one who did not truly know
The Elder sign, bequeathed from long ago,
That sets the fumbling forms of darkness free.
He had not meant it – no – but still I lit
Another lamp as starry Leo climbed
Out of the Seekonk, and a steeple chimed
Three – and the firelight faded bit by bit.
Then at the door that cautious rattling came –
And the mad truth devoured me like a flame!

H P Lovecraft

Magic

November 11, 2016

cauldron

Remember: Magic spells take many forms, from spoken word to candle burning, to mixing oils, to something as simple as posting an image on the wall. Your energy, focus and intent are what transform simple actions, words and gestures into magic spells.

Judika Illes
Encyclopaedia of 5,000 Spells

Witches

November 11, 2016

woman6

Witches know darkness. People like to think there is light and dark magic, but that’s not true. There is only dark. A black pool full of power and pain. The difference between “good” or “bad” witches is how responsible they are with the darkness.

Natalie Whipple
House of Ivy and Sorrow

freedom of imagination

November 11, 2016

dancer

The unstated warrant for the composer, as for the poet, is to stretch the limits of the form, to try to fly within the narrow corridors of a cage. That tension between the bright prison of a form and the freedom of imagination is what artistic genius is all about.

Diane Ackerman
A Natural History of the Senses

isn’t you…

November 11, 2016

after-the-pain-is-over

Sometimes people think they know you. They know a few facts about you, and they piece you together in a way that makes sense to them. And if you don’t know yourself very well, you might even believe that they are right. But the truth is, that isn’t you. That isn’t you at all.

Leila Sales
This Song Will Save Your Life