"The ‘Illuminati’, was founded on May 1, 1776 by Adam Weishaupt, a Bavarian writer and scholar, to oppose superstition, prejudice, religious influence over public life, abuses of state power, and to support women’s education and gender equality. These goals were not evil, they were goals to overcome oppression and improve their society.
One of the goals of the Illuminati was the overthrow of an oppressive monarchy and the control of civil authorities by the Roman Catholic Church. Unfortunately, they were very unsuccessful in their endeavor because that monarch, Karl Theodor, Duke of Bavaria and Prince-Elector of the Holy Roman Empire, successfully destroyed the organization and imprisoned their leadership, which ended the existence of the Illuminati.
The so-called Illuminati of the modern day are simply an object of conspiracy theorists, the invention of writers and bloggers who enjoy feeding the imaginations of paranoid and naive individuals.”
— From Answers.com
Currently reading “The Great Secret” by Eliphas Levi. This book is so incredibly quotable. Gems of insight and genius on every page. Love it.
Ulver - Christmas
A god is born and others die. What is
has neither come nor gone, but error moves.
Today we have exchanged eternities
and what is past no novelty improves.
Blind knowledge is working at useless ground
and crazy faith is living the dream of its liturgy.
A new god is a word - or the mere sound.
Don’t seek and don’t trust, for all is mystery.
How shall we define occultism? The word is derived from the Latin occultus, hidden; so that it is the study of the hidden laws of nature. Since all the great laws of nature are in fact working in the invisible world far more than in the visible, occultism involves the acceptance of a much wider view of nature than that which is ordinarily taken. The occultist, then, is a man who studies all the laws of nature that he can reach or of which he can hear, and as a result of his study he identifies himself with these laws and devotes his life to the service of evolution.
— C.W. Leadbeater
The Meaning of the Pineal Gland
The pineal gland, a pine-cone shaped gland of the endocrine system, is a highly essential part of the brain necessary to our survival. It is often associated with the third eye or the Ajna chakra, when activated, leads one to higher realms of consciousness…
There will come a time when everybody will know why, for what purpose, there is all this suffering, and there will be no more mysteries. But now we must live.
— Anton Chekhov, The Three Sisters (via hsaptus)
Nothing is concealed from the wise and sensible, while the unbelieving and unworthy cannot learn the secrets.
— Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, AD1531 (via haecceitas)
Unspeakable is the variety of form and immeasurable the diversity of beauty, but in all is the seal of unity.
— Aleister Crowley. (via liber-oz)