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October 25, 2010

*Ron Gasparri*, founder of MSI – Modern Scientific Illuminism, colleague, co-conspirator and friend has been so kind and generous to have written and posted a terribly good review for the book “Dreams of the Magus – Where Angels Fear to Tread.” It is as follows –

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Indirect Prose, Profoundly Enlightening, Esoteric & Kabbalistic Revelation

“Some books are well-written. Some books have relevant information. Some books are filed with grand, meaningless rhetoric. G. Peter Madstone’s “Dreams of the Magus” is well-written, contains relevant information and has meaning throughout its easily readable, flowing style that is reminiscent of Robert Anton Wilson’s style, as found in his masterpiece, “Quantum Psychology.” Before I go on, I have to proudly disclose that Pete is a good friend of mine and rather than assume that would skew this review in a positive direction, it actually made me read it with a more critical eye. That’s the point; as near and dear as the Western Esoteric Tradition is to me, I would never actively promote anything that claims to be a device for illumination that didn’t provide any light at all.

I read “Dreams of the Magus” in one sitting and that’s how I recommend everyone reads it. There are obvious Kabbalistic allusions throughout this book and in this context, both the new aspirant and seasoned Esotericist alike will appreciate, and receive. Many have the perception that Magick is just something that Harry Potter does with his wand in hand. After reading this book, not only will that misconception be erased, it will be exceedingly clear that there is far less “hocus pocus” involved at all. The overall implication I took away from this lucid, well written guide is that Magick is a lifestyle that empowers one to take responsibility for every aspect of his or her life. It is a proactive approach that leaves Chaos as little room as possible to meddle, and that is not paranormal at all. That shouldn’t diminish the importance of active ritual, but it should put it in context. Universal energy made use of to manifest a desired reality works best when one ensures it can augment self under the best possible conditions.

There a few typos that made into the final draft, but they do nothing to take away from the value of this guide that should be in every serious student’s collection.”

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Added to this review comes another 5 star rating! Of course, as author of this book, I will take a shameless moment to also blow the same horn. This is an extremely valuable book which can benefit anyone who reads it in some unimaginable ways. That’s it…

You can buy this book anywhere online or order it from you local independent booksellers if you prefer to support the  smaller entrepreneurial spirits that drive our culture in non-homogenized ways. For now, here’s a link to my Amazon book page –

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1449547419/

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The Golden Flower and the Next Step

June 4, 2010

I have just extended Thoughts and the Golden Flower, including a discussion on the substance of thought, and the next step that would be taken in this practice that I refer to the Golden Flower method of self-discipline.

Some might say that this is where I depart from the original practice, but I have never been good at dogma anyway. If, for those who are still satisfied with my interpretation of turning the light around, there is some disagreement , it would have to be on my attitude and philosophy of the practice itself.

Of course this could be said about my attitudes and philosophies in regards to traditional dogmas and doctrines in ALL arenas of thought and religion. Don’t get me wrong — I love ALL religions of the world, and have studied them for all of my adult life. It is only when piety prevents growth that I move on.

You see, we are different today than we have ever been, and our evolution is quickly delivering us to a place that requires LIFE be injected into our realities for us to survive. If, even from “Joe the Plumber’s” point-of-view, we can justify a lack of change and growth by spouting rhetoric that our beliefs ARE alive, then I would have to challenge this, as well.

And so, my apologies go out to those who feel I am incorrigible and irreverent for my perspectives, but these will not be swayed by the status-quo. My apologies are also fairly shallow, for I cannot be responsible for the way you feel, even if you are disturbed by the things I say…

Anyway, all is in perspective with the power of true spirit and the mind of the human being who chooses to challenge themselves and all that is around them. If I had a hat, it would be off to you.

View Thoughts and the Golden Flower here

I Question These Things of Myself.

May 24, 2010

I used to be a little boy
So old in my shoes
And what I choose is my choice
What’s a boy supposed to do
The killer in me is the killer in you
Smashing Pumpkins 

Wars, pesticides and deforestation. Mass human slaughter for control and mass animal slaughter for food. Terrorism, airline crashes, “acts of god” and toxic waste — the list goes on. What is Shiva, the Destroyer up to? Or, more importantly, what exactly is our involvement with this “natural” current, or force? Are these destructive forces out of balance, or is what we are witnessing a simple rectification of our now accelerated creative process? 

After spending much time over the last few weeks trying to bring a rapidly expanding aphid population to a halt, I realized my apple trees and roses needed a little more help than a simple spraying with some water mixed with dish-soap (a natural treatment using organic soap). While my soap method would work instantly, I would soon see again the all too familiar ants running up and down the branches of these plants, continuing their farming of those little critters that seem to be a major food source for these ant’s communities. While I had nothing against the ants, the aphids had to go, so, yesterday I gave up on my “ecological” reasoning and invoked/embodied the god Shiva for a final solution (not that invoking god-forms is an un-ecological act). Yes, I had been killing, and yes again, with a little help from the best, I would soon be done with it. I would destroy to “make room” for something else. I would have apples and roses this year — hmmm… 

So — I am a killer, that’s admitted, but I rationalize my acts by acknowledging some discernment has been applied, which is completely unlike the destruction done by wholesale corporate profiteering and agendas — but, how does my small act of complete destruction of a local species in my three apple trees differ from the results of a lie called the “Global War on Terrorism?” This I ask you, but I would like to discuss this archetypal force the Hindus call Shiva, the Destroyer. 

The god Shiva is one god of a trinity of gods that perpetuate the whole of the “creative” process. This is an eternal, circular reality much like the Buddhist’s Wheel of Karma. However, Karma I will not elaborate on beyond this simile only for the purposes of being brief. This trinity of Hindu gods is as follows: 

  1. Brahma – the creator
  2. Vishnu – the preserver
  3. Shiva – the destroyer

Shiva - the Destroyer

Shiva goes by many names, but as an archetype is pretty consistent, even with his varying aspects. It is Shiva that is responsible for death and destruction, and is the dissolving force in life. This dissolution of things physical is apparently done in order to create new things, since death is the method for our rebirth into a new life (hence the Wheel of Karma). So it seems that destruction is directly mated with creation, but separate. Could it be both these concepts are misunderstood? If these two are unified as one, would we even have a name for it? 

It seems by tradition that Shiva needs to be sedated, calmed, or even stoned enough so that he doesn’t consider what is inherent to his nature. Annual festivals provide a “nectar” of sorts to be delivered unto Shiva for his satisfaction. It also seems Shiva has much in common with the violent Egyptian goddess lioness Sekhmet, who is kept drunk and docile as a cow. 

So today, what is man doing with this Shiva force? Are we not keeping him stoned enough? Are the priests failing in their duties? Is it only my judgement that tells me all this death and destruction is unnecessary, or are we just observers to a natural force that is in its rightful and proper place? Could it actually be that  man is  manipulating  this force and extending its cycle for personal profit? Could I be giving too much credit to the Bilderburgs? Maybe there is something bigger going on than the minds of men could even understand? 

Consider this story that things need to be destroyed to make room for more in what is considered an ever-expanding universe? Does this make sense? 

Consider this circular reality, and what would happen if we changed our perceptions of it into that of a spiral reality. Would an infinitely expanding spiral have need for a tri-creative set of overseers, or would all things be unified. Would Shiva become redundant, or obsolete? 

Since the Shiva in me is the Shiva in you, I will ask you again — what do you think?

Taming the Freeway of the Mind

May 16, 2010

I would like to call attention to a page I have added to The Science of Meditation called “Thoughts and the Golden Flower” found here:

meditation/thoughts-and-the-golden-flower/

The Golden Flower is considered a highly advanced method of meditation by both informed occasional practitioners and adepts of meditative practices alike. Needless to say, this does not need to be to gain certain advantages to this science of “turning the light around”, or, for my purposes, turning the thoughts around. Of course, I do face certain harsh criticism by some “purists” for even suggesting that a neophyte begin this practice, but spiritual elitism has no place in issues of enlightenment.

While I do NOT go into this method in depth at this point, in “Thoughts and the Golden Flower,” I present the most fundamental aspects of this technique that will allow anyone who possesses the small amount of patience it takes to meditate an opportunity to benefit from this wonderful approach that promises the slowing down of the incessant chatter in the mind. You will realize quickly how ridiculous and out of control your mind has been, and you will certainly question the fact that man is a superior product on this planet.

So, let’s have some fun and jump right into the middle of this freeway we call our mind and really begin to learn something useful for a change.

Dreams of the Magus Awarded 5 Stars

April 27, 2010

Pete Madstone Receives Another Shining Review for “Dreams of the Magus.”

Raven Digitalis, published Llewellyn author has awarded Pete Madstone’s book “Dreams of the Magus” Five Stars. Raven says it “is an especially relevant text for those wishing to gain new perspective in their magick or spiritual path.”

Raven’s review as follows –

“One word: Paradox. I have only read a handful of books in my life that explore the often-overlooked ‘divine dichotemy’ of spiritual Paradox. The force of Paradox is the one thing that upholds and maintains all of reality. Nothing is ‘this’ and nothing is ‘that.’ At the same time, magicians, Witches, and innumerable other spiritual path-walkers so often quarrel over details. In my eyes, one must step back from the smaller bits in order to see the bigger picture. Magus Madstone’s text addresses the so-called ‘bigger picture’ of magick, spirituality, and (most importantly) the nature of reality itself. Undertaking the daring task of putting these reflections to form, this book can be considered a collection of multidimensional observations funneled into a single-dimensional reality for the sake of communication.

“This book is clearly part of the author’s Great Work, or spiritual calling. The author touches on spiritual truths and questions that permeate numerous religions and belief systems around the world, yet never tells someone that they must believe–or observe reality–exactly how the author himself does. As a messenger of higher truths (as well as even higher questions), Dreams of the Magus is an especially relevant text for those wishing to gain new perspective in their magick or spiritual path. Those who are wishing to put aside their ultra-analytical (and often academically-overloaded) occult minds will find solace in the intuitive-yet-profound nature of this text. Those who feel a natural inclination to the intuitive, meditative, or reflective aspects of esoteric spirituality will feel a particular connection to the text. This book is simultaneously written in a mystical, challenging style reminiscent of Robert Anton Wilson, while at the same time structured in a contemplative, altruistic style reminiscent of Thich Nhat Hanh. Regardless of what ‘type’ of magician or spiritual seeker you are, there is extreme benefit in reading this mind-expanding, reality-questioning, self-analytical text.”

–Raven Digitalis, author of Shadow Magick Compendium & Planetary Spells and Rituals

You can find Raven’s website at – http://www.ravendigitalis.com/
and his books at – http://www.amazon.com/Raven-Digitalis/e/B001JS9TBI/


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