Into The Mystic

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Into the Mystic

He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven

William Butler Yeats

HAD I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,

Enwrought with golden and silver light,

The blue and the dim and the dark cloths

Of night and light and the half-light,

I would spread the cloths under your feet:

But I, being poor, have only my dreams;

I have spread my dreams under your feet;

Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

Yeats and Mysticism

Yeats believed that one could invoke the elemental forces via meditation on symbols.

Having a history in the esoteric, and mysticism myself, I have ventured into further study of the Irish poet. My eye was curious about his book, Vision, in which he laid out his own kind of symbolism based largely in Theosophy, and the Vedas. Apparently also there were associations with members of the occult order, The Golden Dawn. All fascinating to me.

Yeats,  Vision  (Text link)

Now a smattering of where my mind has been.

 

The Coming of Fairies

Arthur Conan Doyle

Chapter VIII

The Theosophic View Of Fairies

Of all religious and philosophies in Western lands I know none save that ancient teaching now called Theosophy which has any place in it for elemental forms of life. Therefore, since we have established some sort of independent case for their existence, it is well that we should examine carefully what they teach and see how far it fits in with what we have been able to gather or to demonstrate.

There is no one who has a better right to speak upon the point than my co-worker, Mr. E. L. Gardner, since he is both the discoverer of the fairies and a considerable authority upon theosophic teaching. I am glad, therefore, to be able to include some notes from his pen.

“For the most part,” he writes, “amid the busy commercialism of modern times,

“. . . the fact of their existence has faded to a shadow, and a most delightful and charming field of nature study has too long been veiled. In this twentieth century there is promise of the world stepping out of some of its darker shadows. Maybe it is an indication that we are reaching the silver lining of the clouds when we find ourselves suddenly presented with actual photographs of these enchanting little creatures–relegated long since to the realm of the imaginary and fanciful.”

“Now, what are the fairies?

“First, it must be clearly understood that all that can be photographed must of necessity be physical. Nothing of a subtler order could in the nature of things affect the sensitive plate. So-called spirit photographs, for instance, imply necessarily a certain degree of materialization before the ‘form’ could come within the range even of the most sensitive of films. But well within our physical octave there are degrees of density that elude ordinary vision. Just as there are many stars in the heavens recorded by the camera that no human eye has ever seen directly. . .”

Link to full text here.

If this seems a bit fragmented it is.

And reading a bit of H.P. Blavatsky’s, The Key to Theosophy

In the same vein, yet not in the same body, there is Quantum Physics, and all those hypothesis’s. Here is one I recently mostly read, Interesting. I can go with the possibility of the matrix, chocolate still taste like chocolate, and if your tooth is bad, still hurts, feels real.

Why Government Researchers Think We May Be Living in a 2D Hologram

Oddly they all correlate to me. lol Love yall.

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7 thoughts on “Into The Mystic

  1. cindy knoke says:

    They are are wonderful!

  2. Amy Campion says:

    Ah, dear Yeats! My first literary crush, I think. 🙂 And this one of my favourite poems still. The Golden Dawn writings make fascinating, if somewhat heavy reading. For some light relief may I suggest “Meeting Fairies” by Robert Ogilvie Crombie, a delightful and more contemporary (hence easier to read!) reflection on nature elementals… Love your journey, thanks for sharing, I am enjoying the ride!

    • Yes I tried reading The Golden Dawn in my younger years, I have an easier go at it than many but, I will definitely look into your suggestion. I had a great old, old Theosophy book that was about elementals, and easy, but I loaned it out and it was lost. i was looking for something for someone else and the book you suggested might be just the thing. Thanks!

      • Amy Campion says:

        Man, know that feeling of the amazing traveling books! So many of mine have gone this way… I think books are like friends, some come into your life for a reason, offer you the chance to enjoy and learn something special then move on to spread their light elsewhere; others live with you forever, and even if you don’t connect with them as often as you might like, whenever you need them, they are there waiting… 😉

      • Books are great. I do a lot of reading online as well these days.

      • Loving your article about Literature and dreams~

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