"To the discerning few were revealed the esoteric, or spiritual, teachings [Gnosis], while the unqualified many received only the literal, or exoteric, interpretations."
Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages (1923)
The supreme secret of sexual magic is now public…the Arcanum A.Z.F., of White Tantra, Sexual Alchemy.
"For most people love is simply desire masquerading under another name."
"I would hardly change the sorrowful words of the poets for their glad ones. Tears dampen the strings of the lyre, but they grow the tenser for it, and ring even the clearer and more ravishing."
"We fear disturbance, change, fear to bring to light and talk about what is painful. Suffering often feels like failure, but it is actually the door into growth."
May Sarton (Unitarian Universalist, novelist, poet, essayist, diarist) Journal of a Solitude
(Source: uuquotes, via gnostix1)
"You always learn from observing. You have to pick things up nonverbally because people will never tell you what you’re supposed to know. You have to get it for yourself: whatever it is that you need in order to survive. You become strong by doing the things you need to be strong for. This is the way genuine learning takes place."