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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/

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/

Deception and the Beauty Within

January 24, 2010

 

how things can be hidden 

Recently I stumbled across an interesting forum discussion where I decided to get involved. It didn’t take long before someone confronted me with some typical rhetoric of “a beautiful world” and that we must deny the “ugliness that so often tempts us, and draws us away from God.” It was said that I must have some serious demons within me that I must deal with, and that I must seek peace to heal myself, something that is “so obviously needed.” Some comments about Tolle’s pain-body followed.

I am sure that I do have “demons within me”, and am thankful for this, for in the typical dualized-thought that is so popular in this world, I could not deny this. What I deny is any wickedness or evil within this quality. I say again and again, this aspect of ourselves cannot be denied if we wish to be whole, remember who we are, and reclaim what is ours.

Apparently, I dwell upon deception a bit too much for some who want to see a “la-de-da, isn’t this a beautiful world” reality. For me, this is outright denial of the gift of the Adversarial Quality that our One-Consciousness continually offers us so that we can see the beauty in life – not by denial, but by clarity.

Deception is not ugly, but it is seasonal, and it does not exist independently in a real sense, for it always has to be laid over any given truth that it is designed to hide. It needs something within it, something to support it, and that something is truth. Deception paradoxically is a blanket, or layers of blankets laid upon our beds which keep us warm and secure in the winters of our lives. We choose to use these blankets. When the world becomes more harsh and the storms blow hard outside our homes, we like those blankets. As the winter passes, we peel these blankets off our beds, one-by-one until the sun reaches its peak in the sky. The truth lies under these layers of blankets just as we do when the winter settles in, and all nature goes to sleep. Things are eventually exposed in the clear light of summer days, and in the clear light of mind.

Failure to examine or admit the existence of these blankets in your life will have you never see the truth that lies beneath them. Cast them off, as is so easily done, and see the glittering prize beneath. See the way deceptions function, and when the following winters comes, you will not be controlled by them.

Our winter has come to an end – our spring is well-established and a new summer floats on the horizon of another new age. Everything is being brought to light for us all, and within us all – even if we fail to see this. All things exist to reveal truth, for life as we experience it is an evolving, symbolic metaphor.

 

lines reconnected

Some personal observations. . .

January 3, 2010

Speaking the truth in times of
universal deceit is a
revolutionary act.

George Orwell

 

You might have noticed a new addition on top of the sidebar with the title “The Voice of the Pyramid”. This book only recently released has received some great praise from John Anthony West, rogue but highly respected Egyptologist, mystic, occult symbolist, anti-NWOist and anti-COPist (meaning Church of Progress). Before continuing, I will use his review to blow the Author’s horn for her. They are as follows –

“If I were a food critic charged with reviewing a meal that was the gastronomic equivalent of THE VOICE OF THE PYRAMID I’d approach that task well-nourished, intrigued … the preparation matched no known culinary tradition.”

The Voice in the Pyramid is “not academic Egyptology, nor any recognizable alternative Egyptology, and yet it ‘feels’ thoroughly Egyptian — supra-rational and at the same time, in its own way, accessible, a profound teaching that is not exactly in plain sight but that functions rather at the edges of inner peripheral vision.

“It is, indeed, a personal vision quest, the material derived from many deep meditation sessions (not to be confused with ‘channelers’ …) It’s not science, scholarship, symbolism or magic and yet it makes use of all, along the way conjuring up images, names and surprising indirect associations not necessarily specifically Egyptian: alchemical texts, Castaneda without the peyote, rainforest shamans minus the ayahuasca, crop circles… And there’s an urgency to it, obviously shared by the author and successfully conveyed. It keeps you (me, certainly!) reading.”

After spending an inordinate amount of time assisting Ms. Evans on all aspects of pre-production of this book, I had the opportunity to finally understand the message delivered by it in some depth by reading it ONLY for personal reasons like any other book. I must say, in reading it as it now stands, I will need to re-re-re-read it in full (not in a critical way, but because there is so much to “digest”, as JAW might say) again and again.

Find it here on Amazon and

Cathy Evans Author Page here

MML Press is also offering a $2.00 discount with purchase from our secure “The Voice of the Pyramid” E-store. Just add discount code MYMP6YNR when you check out.

I am currently 2 weeks away from releasing “Dreams of the Magus – Where Angels Fear to Tread” which is most directly a guide to liberation, revealing aspects of the “Enlightenment” process from the most basic to the advanced attitudes required of us as we place ourselves before our Source for our “final non-judgment” which takes place in every moment of every day. While I have been strongly influenced by certain teachers from a specifically small range of traditions, I have written this book in a way so it would be available to those who are not specifically involved in those same traditions, while those who are will recognize the influences. Specifics of these traditions matter not, for all paths do, indeed, lead to the same place, and can be simply deduced by reading this website and its blogs.

Dreams of the Magus has been a project that has been delayed for a variety of reasons, but in being consistent with my own ethos (and MML’s mission statement) I have been driven to finish it only so it can be shared. If some would be correct with popular theories, by making my “philosophies and attitudes” public in more depth than I have done so with this blog, I could be taking certain personal risk. However, due to the state of society (i.e. we, the people) at large, things must be said that could be considered dangerous and anti-social to the powers that be. It must be so if we are to build a new society and that community of peace that we so desire. This has not been, and is not being accomplished by any Whitehouse Administration or political body that I know of, but we all have our dreams. Of course, we also know by now that our personal spiritual and physical evolution is not a political issue, so we can’t look to our leaders to do what is important. Anyway, this is not to be considered a “plug” for my book “Dreams of the Magus” (that will come later), it is only “some personal observations” that I will be including with my postings on a more regular basis. ;D

PAX et LVX

The Forgotten Truth

May 3, 2009

The argument has been settled now for a long time, and the consensus is that we do indeed have problems. Gross injustices have occurred in our past, and they continue to occur in every moment, whether they are forever escalating or just rhythmically cycling. Our problems are enough to disturb even the most jaded, who, while responding by the turning of the back, do respond. Many others will admit that all this is a terrible thing, but what can we do about it? We all have our own problems, and while wishing for a better world, we simply say that we don’t have the time. My response to this, at this point, is that these problems don’t have to be responded to. We have already lost the ability to respond to anything effectively, and this is only because our priorities are so completely out of order that we cannot see the forest for the trees. There really is only one thing to respond to in this world, and that is ourselves.

We are overwhelmed with psychic pollution. Fresh, but nutritionally empty, fruit and rotting vegetables are being slung at us from every direction in the form of fear. We are then bombarded by solutions for this fear in the form of commercially-corrupted sacred images and symbols that are now used in the form of Church, State, and Corporate Logos.

Note the infamous cruci-fiction (my spelling) of one man originally called Yeheshua serving as the Logos for the now fanatic but quickly dying neo-orthodox and ancient Christian Churches. Note also the widespread establishment of sacred geometrical corporate logos as the standard throughout the capitalist industry. Images and icons of Gods and Goddessses surround us – what is this about? All these symbols have stimulated an appetite in our souls for millennia, only now our appetite has changed from the “primitive”, but conscious, attitude of hunger for spiritual sustenance to a more base, and completely unconscious, hunger for material substance. We are completely ignorant of how deeply we need to not only keep up with the Joneses, but to surpass them. We cannot share with them, let alone know them, for they are our competition. We must put our noses to the grindstone, noticing nothing that is human in others but their feet. We must work our fingers to the bone “just to get by”, while we dream of a future where we might excel. Someday….

the egyptian winged sun-disk

Chrysler Egyptian Winged Sun-Disk

Sacred Symbology permeates all we know and recognize, but in our ignorance of the truth, we respond to these symbols, these logos, with the only thing we know of our own appetites – instant gratification of our senses through the capitalist placebo called shopping. These logos work not only on our own subconscious’ , but on those whom the logos represent. The word logos, after all, usually implies some aspect of God, such as the divine, animating force behind all the universe, or even to God itself. This allows the logo to carry an immense power behind it, as each day Chrysler CEO Dieter Zetsche and his board-members enter their main headquarters, they glance at their logo, and say to themselves “This is my company, this is my logo, this is my God”. Even they are hypnotized by their own workings, but they are also conscious of these workings. Are they spiritual men? Maybe, maybe not – the power of the talisman works regardless of the man, the religion, or the church.
Pentagram within Pentagon

Truncated Pentagram within Pentagon

It is our joy, our bliss, our happiness that is the core issue with all of humanity and its problems. We are distracted to the point that devotion to ourselves and the aforementioned qualities are so far from being attainable, that they have fallen completely off the bottom of our list of priorities. This pursuit of inner balance should be the only thing on that list, all other things spontaneously arising from this state.
 
This isn’t a religious thing – it is a model, or blueprint, that we are built around, and something that has been known for a long time, being only now in the hands of a select few. No matter how cheap your thrills are, no matter what the mask your desires take, it is all based upon reaching some level of feeling good, some level of joy, some level of bliss. We are already doing as we are designed to do, however we are the fish who go after the poorly-crafted man-made fly instead of waiting for a real insect to present itself on the surface of the water. We are the people who go after the poorly-crafted man-made lie instead of real sustenance.
Baby-Boy Bush once said, “Fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me … you can’t get fooled again”. Well, let’s make this idiotic mantra actually serve us, for we have only been misdirected. Let us solve our own inner problems first by accepting our power to govern ourselves, and our power to choose our bliss. Let us seek time for ourselves, knowing that we can’t save the world unless we save ourselves first. We must developed some semblance of self-control and greater purpose that is sourced from within us to solve all these problems of the outer world, for all our problems are created by our power within, and they can be solved only by our power within. Seek this realization of self where all is one, follow that up with an unbending desire for bliss, and see the world change around you.
 
Granted, we don’t know what will happen tomorrow – certain restrictions may still exist in our lives, and certain challenges, but we can refuse to be confounded by them, and refuse to be weakened by them anymore. We can even adopt certain symbols and talismans ourselves, making them ours once again through a variety of specific practices,  and we will witness our realities change both in profound and subtle ways just as they have for eons of time, and as they continue to do so for those who sell us their own versions of God. Begin to choose for yourself, and participate in your own life by discarding these cheapened versions of God. Instill within those symbols in your life a true substance, both a fresh and ancient meaning, then accept this meaning that now lives within you and fulfills without discrimination. Take back this power that is yours.

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