Bruno, Light, Passion

Bruno talks of the “subject” or “locus”—the domain of the Memory Palace, where you assemble it in the mind or Otherworlds. This locus becomes one’s astral temple—but I think the variable valences of “memory” that Bruno points towards are very pertinent. (I would feel very lost without my recent grounding in GD, c.m., CM, aesthetic theory, Feri, and more.) The “subject” is also the Otherworldly space in which you store the “adject”—the “memorable image” you create to store the memory in the locus.

(Technically, the locus/subject is the specific space in the astral, Otherworldly space you place the adject within. Adject is to add or affix something—it is the Otherworldly symbol/construct that is adject to the experience you store—or, in Bruno, install and “inscribe” into the spirit/soul. (Bruno’s MP [Memory Palace in this entry] may more properly belong in the “soul” space—like my Wyrd Tree, than in the usual Otherworldly astral temple.)

Bruno says “imaginary chaos” is easily shaped and controlled via “cognitive power,” but “external winds” can confuse the “inner and outer images.”

Bruno suggests, I think, an open eye waking projection in the MP, walking through with your eyes open, and this puts me in mind of how we should want to move through this world and the Otherworlds. He also suggests creating from light, not just holding it or illuminating with it.

The emotional impact of the subject, for the loci to be effective, really points to the necessity for magic to be something felt, experienced, and embraced, made—my mind and heart well up after a point for intellectual consideration—the joy of discussion and eurekas and the brilliances of ideas and etc. But too often, I have settled for mere intellectualization.

I want to compare Bruno’s points here to where CM goes in getting at gnosis, which is really a way to get beyond the psychic censor and halthaya. And, in a way, it’s about getting at a life, living a life that feels like living.

The light I call down—from above. But the Green I call up from below, into and through me in a somewhat different way—it is chakral for the sticky body. The faentaur from above suffuses, transfigures, illuminates me and the Worlds—

—but Bruno’s point extends beyond to the passion(s) we should, want to imbue, endow, transfigure ourselves and our lies with. Passion is life, engagement, ôl-vala, faentaur, elthil, experience, & potentiality riding the edge into actuality, passion into clarity and purpose, meaning, wonder, action. Detachment is—the usual path into slumber and escapism. How do we cultivate passion and art and magic and meaning in our lives? How do we mold and manipulate passion in ourselves and others?

Stand and stretch, and uncoil yourself, rise to your height and then some—we too often contract, and fear and dread constrict and hinder, make us feel the shrinking passions, not the empowering ones. And the dull malaise ultimately pulls towards despair.

Bruno’s MP is also a way to shape the SoS and the microcosm into something you choose to claim and shape yourself, reclaiming the inner self from what has been imposed on it from without.

That’s what Dee & Kelley were doing unintentionally, and which all of the c.m. started trying to reproduce. The goal is to align oneself with the powers and aspects of self and the Worlds that one can—

The dread I feel about Sundays and similar days deserves some examination, and just the act of clapping or snapping thrice to get my God Soul’s attention may be helpful in arresting these obsession and fixation experiences and to assert control over them.

Go for a stroll—not to exercise (though, sure, track that)—but to move and think, explore and stretch, see the outside and more.

I did the chalice ritual yesterday after exercising, after aligning, and I breathed faentaur down and into the water, imagining and channeling the blockages and debris into the waters until I drank them.

So much of what I want in the short term is just to feel confident and relaxed in public—there’d be a triumph of self-possession and magic.

What I also want to do is to start, continue shaping an internal reality, to fashion my SoS and the three bodies, into the forms of power, freedom, and ôl-vala I want.

[assemblage of WtaW and runes]

Bruno talks of the “subject” or “locus”—the domain of the Memory Palace, where you assemble it in the mind or Otherworlds. This locus becomes one’s astral temple—but I think the variable valences of “memory” that Bruno points towards are very pertinent. (I would feel very lost without my recent grounding in GD, c.m., CM, aesthetic theory, Feri, and more.) The “subject” is also the Otherworldly space in which you store the “adject”—the “memorable image” you create to store the memory in the locus.

(Technically, the locus/subject is the specific space in the astral, Otherworldly space you place the adject within. Adject is to add or affix something—it is the Otherworldly symbol/construct that is adject to the experience you store—or, in Bruno, install and “inscribe” into the spirit/soul. (Bruno’s MP [Memory Palace in this entry] may more properly belong in the “soul” space—like my Wyrd Tree, than in the usual Otherworldly astral temple.)

Bruno says “imaginary chaos” is easily shaped and controlled via “cognitive power,” but “external winds” can confuse the “inner and outer images.”

Bruno suggests, I think, an open eye waking projection in the MP, walking through with your eyes open, and this puts me in mind of how we should want to move through this world and the Otherworlds. He also suggests creating from light, not just holding it or illuminating with it.

The emotional impact of the subject, for the loci to be effective, really points to the necessity for magic to be something felt, experienced, and embraced, made—my mind and heart well up after a point for intellectual consideration—the joy of discussion and eurekas and the brilliances of ideas and etc. But too often, I have settled for mere intellectualization.

I want to compare Bruno’s points here to where CM goes in getting at gnosis, which is really a way to get beyond the psychic censor and halthaya. And, in a way, it’s about getting at a life, living a life that feels like living.

The light I call down—from above. But the Green I call up from below, into and through me in a somewhat different way—it is chakral for the sticky body. The faentaur from above suffuses, transfigures, illuminates me and the Worlds—

—but Bruno’s point extends beyond to the passion(s) we should, want to imbue, endow, transfigure ourselves and our lies with. Passion is life, engagement, ôl-vala, faentaur, elthil, experience, & potentiality riding the edge into actuality, passion into clarity and purpose, meaning, wonder, action. Detachment is—the usual path into slumber and escapism. How do we cultivate passion and art and magic and meaning in our lives? How do we mold and manipulate passion in ourselves and others?

Stand and stretch, and uncoil yourself, rise to your height and then some—we too often contract, and fear and dread constrict and hinder, make us feel the shrinking passions, not the empowering ones. And the dull malaise ultimately pulls towards despair.

Bruno’s MP is also a way to shape the SoS and the microcosm into something you choose to claim and shape yourself, reclaiming the inner self from what has been imposed on it from without.

That’s what Dee & Kelley were doing unintentionally, and which all of the c.m. started trying to reproduce. The goal is to align oneself with the powers and aspects of self and the Worlds that one can—

The dread I feel about Sundays and similar days deserves some examination, and just the act of clapping or snapping thrice to get my God Soul’s attention may be helpful in arresting these obsession and fixation experiences and to assert control over them.

Go for a stroll—not to exercise (though, sure, track that)—but to move and think, explore and stretch, see the outside and more.

I did the chalice ritual yesterday after exercising, after aligning, and I breathed faentaur down and into the water, imagining and channeling the blockages and debris into the waters until I drank them.

So much of what I want in the short term is just to feel confident and relaxed in public—there’d be a triumph of self-possession and magic.

What I also want to do is to start, continue shaping an internal reality, to fashion my SoS and the three bodies, into the forms of power, freedom, and ôl-vala I want.

Image: One lightning bolt and one 65-foot sycamore tree (public domain)

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