Thursday, October 25, 2012

From Mageia Sexualis

Abbe Faria.
“Do miracles exist?

Do souls that leave the world return?

What is the possibility?

Can we know the future?

From whence comes the fear of the marvelous, which reigns in humanity?

Why are there always some persons who are persuaded of the existence of phantoms?

Why does history, science and reason, not being in league together, discourage spiritualistic beliefs, erasing them in order to take a definitive place in the reality of the positivists?

Humanity, can it not rid itself, once and for all, of these illusory monsters? Can it not refuse fear and, courageously, confront the posthumous beings who present themselves under the form of impalpable visions?

Nothing serious can be accomplished by man in this domain, as long as the Light shines only in darkness. Man is not at home on this earth when the unknown is treated this way. He does not pursue the unknown and he is not a peaceful guest so long as he wrestles with the fear of this unknown. For when it is placed before him, the gate remains bared.

Then, I repeat, it is Fear of the supernatural that prevents our heroism from blossoming so that we may move honestly into the mystery. Fear is a heavy cloud that we willfully attract for our security. But, in turn, the fright that we assume, and is such that we wish that our life was a dream, is reality.

We ask ourselves: where are our dead? Where are we ourselves? The departed beings, are they always around us? Shall we honor them one day?

I respond Yes to these questions and I attest that the beginning of this knowledge breaks, as an unexpected tide, on the shores of the body and soul.

But men, instead of welcoming this knowledge, to deepen and develop it, see Fear and, seeing it, responds with the obstinate mask of a skeptical smile.”
- Randolph, Mageia Sexualis. (P. 89 – 90. Chapter 14: “Magic Mirrors.”)

[EDIT: Next I'll try and grab Emma Britten's comments on the elemental/life hierarchies and reincarnation, as it plays along side some other  comments he makes in the above-quoted chapter.

Jack.]

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