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Carl Gustav Jung, The Red Book (Hand-crafted red leather‐bound folio manuscript, details), constructed between 1915 and 1930.

Please forgive the long uncondensed photoset, but Jung is a must.

There is a world in the infinity of universes where Aleister Crowley and Carl Jung ran into each other in their travels at just the right time for Carl to help Aleister with his Daddy Issues before it affected his philosophies and Crowley was able to purge Jung of the last lingering elements of his materialist philosophy.
I tremble to think what that world might be like, as I tremble to think about the Face of God.

Yo I love that Tumblr is shipping Carl Jung and Aleister Crowley <3 <3 <3 

Ever the Swiss pastor’s son, Jung refused to see the psyche as a dark well of turbulent desire that needed the lid kept firmly on. The Jungian unconscious was not located in the libido or even in the individual: it was always the collective unconscious, a privileged pipeline into other psyches, a para-psychological receiver picking up signals from across time. Instead of being the devil in disguise, the unconscious tended towards God. So for Jung mythology wasn’t just a cover-story for sex, another “displacement activity”. Religion, alchemy, astrology, all had to be examined respectfully on their own terms. Aleister Crowley was probably right to say that in Jung’s work “we see Science gracefully bowing her maiden brows before her old father, Magic”. All of Jung is a massive critique of Enlightenment rationality.”

-Telegraph 

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Magical Paths Begging To Be Walked

Roads and paths pervade our literature, poetry, artwork, linguistic expressions and music. Even photographers can’t keep their eyes (and lenses) off of a beautiful road or path, which is why we collected this list of 28 amazing photos of paths.

Paths like these have a powerful grip on the human imagination – they can bring adventure, promise and change or solitude, peace and calm. There’s nothing like a walk down a beautiful path to clear your head – or to fill it with ideas!

I’ll leave you with an excellent quote from J. R. R. Tolkien’s works while you enjoy these images; “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.

  1. Autumn In The White Carpathians
  2. Rhododendron Laden Path, Mount Rogers, Virginia, USA
  3. Spring In Hallerbos Forest, Belgium
  4. Autumn Path In Kyoto, Japan 
  5. Autumn Path
  6. Bamboo Path In Kyoto, Japan
  7. Hitachi Seaside Park Path In Japan
  8. Dark Hedges In Ireland
  9. Winter Forest Path, Czech Republic
  10. Path Under Blooming Trees In Spring

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From my personal library:The Book of Pleasure (self-love) The Psychology of Ecstasy, Austin Osman Spare, 2011 ed. w/ essays by Alan Moore and Michael Staley, foreward by Kenneth Grant. Jerusalem Press. Photos taken by me. (please leave credit).

I added this to the 1975 edition in my collection so as to have the new material, most especially Moore’s insightful essay. Also, it is bound in black cloth with white lettering in facsimile to the 1913 1st edition. 

So jealous. ;) Love the quality of the reproduction though.

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prosperosfootnotes:

iopanosiris:

magictransistor:

Carl Gustav Jung, The Red Book (Hand-crafted red leather‐bound folio manuscript, details), constructed between 1915 and 1930.

Please forgive the long uncondensed photoset, but Jung is a must.

There is a world in the infinity of universes where Aleister Crowley and Carl Jung ran into each other in their travels at just the right time for Carl to help Aleister with his Daddy Issues before it affected his philosophies and Crowley was able to purge Jung of the last lingering elements of his materialist philosophy.
I tremble to think what that world might be like, as I tremble to think about the Face of God.

The Master doesn’t try to be powerful;
thus he is truly powerful.
The ordinary man keeps reaching for power;
thus he never has enough.
The Master does nothing;
yet he leaves nothing undone.
The ordinary man is always doing things,
yet many more are left to be done

Lao Tse

Remember how I say that power can be taken from you, and that you should study and embrace powerlessness? Yeah. Well, listen to the immortal sage who became one with the Mountain.

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Probably the most intelligent thing I’ve read in months.

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