Thought for the Day – 5 January – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) The Shortness of Time “We often complain about the swift passage of time.Hours, days and years pass by, never to return.When we think about the past, do we feel consoled or depressed?How many hours have we spent on useless pursuits such […]Thought for the Day – 5 January – The Shortness of Time — AnaStpaul
Howard Phillips Lovecraft was an American writer of weird and horror fiction, who is known for his creation of what became the Cthulhu Mythos and the creator of the literary philosophy known as Cosmicism, emphasising the cosmic horror of the unknown. “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest […]Lovecraftian Cosmicism – Existentialism, Absurdism and Nihilism — Eternalised – Philosophy
Walking by the river, a sheen
reflecting limpid blue of the sky;
a thought fell into the water,
rippling as far as I could see.
The fact that I was present,
born for some reason,
came down to this juncture —
a nexus in time.
Copyright Francis 2021
That was the year
that was —
I present it to the flames
scrying the images
for sign and portent
of brave futures unknown.
Outside, nature’s nudity
tears at my soul,
this cold dawn of realisation,
the privation of my heart, lost
somewhere between the sky,
that vast horizon
where a glacial sun greets,
sole testament to the day.
Last year’s summation
I’m sifting wheat from the chaff
Copyright Francis 2021
What exactly is Nihilism? It is often associated to extreme pessimism and believed that it is an active negation of life, or thinks of it as empty of inherent meaning. In other words, that there is no such thing as “meaning” or “value”, no meaning in the universe, no meaning in the search of meaning […](mis)Understanding Nihilism — Eternalised – Philosophy
Nietzsche wrote On the Genealogy of Morals: A Polemic, in response to a book by his former friend Paul Rée, on the origins of morality. This book is among Nietzsche’s most sustained and cohesive works. Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 5 out of 5. In the first essay, titled “Good and Evil”, “Good and Bad”, Nietzsche sets […]Book Review: Genealogy of Morals – Nietzsche — Eternalised – Philosophy
On December 17 2020 Saturn leaves one sign of his rulership and enters the other — Aquarius.
On December 19 Jupiter also enters the Waterbearer, where the two conjoin exactly in 0 degrees Aquarius on December 21, the day of the winter solstice. The two are already effectively within orbs of a conjunction in the latter degrees of Capricorn.
The symbolism could not be more emphatic, in my opinion. This is the true date of the Great Migration, where the Grand Conjunction, which occurs every 19.6 years, moves into another element, on this occasion from earth into air.
Threshold of the Age of Air
This, I contend, is the threshold of the Age of Air, where gross materialism will finally be let go. For two hundred years humanity has been led blindly from one disaster to another, in an almost endless sequence of war and revolution. Whilst there has seemingly been an improvement in certain material conditions and a great growth in our population, we have never been more misled, or confused.
Aquarius and air signs in general (Libra, Gemini), represent thought, the mind, communication, relationships and equity. There will develop a lightening of our civilisation, away from materialism and more towards the merging of science and spirituality, which were always effectively the same discipline.
The Great Migration
The last time this Great Migration occurred in the early 13th century, that is moving from the earth element into air, we had developments like the Magna Carta (1215) and the birth of great men and philosophers, such as Thomas Aquinas and Roger Bacon. According to the extant records, the 13th and 14th centuries represent the gestation of what we now call the Renaissance.
Whilst there were naturally many negative aspects, it was generally a time of cultural flowering, more openness, experimentation; yet it was also a highly spiritual age. Life was far from perfect, of course, yet our understanding of the past is not always accurate. We are victims of thinking that everything in the past has to be less advanced than our own times. This is not true.
One Step Back — Two Forward
So the way I see it, the first twenty years of this new Age of Air, influenced by the fixed air sign of Aquarius, will be a time of making new foundations in philosophy, science and spirituality. There will be new modes of governing ourselves; in fact, the concept of government is about to change fundamentally.
Whilst we will begin to slowly free ourselves from the previous grossly materialistic culture, we will also start to harken back to previous ages and realise that much wisdom has been foolishly and forcibly removed from our civilisation. We must go one step back to go two forward, so to speak.
The Birth and Death of Kings
This change, I believe, is inevitable. Traditionally, the Great Conjunction every twenty years represents the ‘birth and death of kings’. The migration into another element strongly indicates deeper, more fundamental change, spiritually and structurally.
It will not be easy, of course, but it is absolutely necessary for our long term well-being, culturally and spiritually. We shall be able to look forward towards freedom, whilst working within certain eternal, fundamental spiritual realities which cannot be ignored.
Let us embrace this change — it is, after all, ‘written in the stars’ of our Creator.
Copyright Francis 2020
The following was posted by Psyche’s Call with Donna May on Facebook. I’ve used the entire quote and without edit. Any copyedit errors belong to the origin, not to me. (Thank you ever so much.) Obviously adding to our other posts on the same subject. [Sadly “Synchronicity” is all too often tossed about […]Carl Jung on Synchronicity — Writers Ink—Writing and Stuff
Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is. At all counts, it forms an unconscious snag, thwarting our most well-meant intentions. – Carl Jung. Exploring your shadow can lead to greater authenticity, creativity, energy, and personal awakening. This introspective process is essential […]Shadow Archetype Explained | Carl Jung — Eternalised – Philosophy
I was, admittedly, not the world’s best math student. The lowest grade I got in junior high, high school, and college were all in math. I’m all right with basic math concepts, but throw letters in the mix, and I am decidedly uninterested. In my world, words go in sentences; they form ideas, profound or […]Sacred Geometry — KINGDOM NOW With Apostle Marino
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