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Response To That Final Question:

Ignorance is the Bane of Man.
At a distance removed,
Dimly remembered, and
Still not seen distinct,
But yet somehow felt;
What we do sense
Is not reality; is not the Real Thing.
This World is hologram.
Then; for lucid sleep;
For it's just a dream
Within another dream
And we are not awake.

Seven Stars' Song of Revelation

Ignorance is a jail where no escape
Is possible but through knowledge.
Don't fear nor spurn. Dare to learn:

Assent to and accept this world as it is
Before attempting ascent to any world
Aspired to or wished for. Life's glorious!

That That Is can be known but by few.
Not space, not time, not gravity exists;
But as Extension from Field of Thought.

Be subject to neither church nor crown.

Dread naught. Disdain none: Not One!
Absent That That Is, there's Nothing.

That That Is, IS. That That's Not, IS, too.
That That's Not makes That That Is: IS.
That That Is makes That That's Not BE.

By rowing to That That Is, I become "I."
Wind + Water = Wave. As THOUGHT is
The Heart and The Nave of The Wheel.

Worlds are created from Thought alone.
That which we will do is because of that
What we are. We'll become who we are.

Charity, courtesy, civility, compassion,
Are cardinal spokes making civilization;
Chivalry forms center, hub's circle core.

IS is! Be not the slave of some other's I.
This, Creed of our Seven Stars Society;
This, The Teaching of the Seven Stars:

No man can be happy if he should choose
To be exile from his own nature and soul.

Precognitive Prescient Prophetic Poetry by WILLIAM O'CONNOR

Friday, May 15, 2009

Spirituality in The Old Belief

Like all religions, the Old Belief emphasizes spirituality (while we are called Druids, the religion itself is termed as The Old Belief...simply because it is so ancient...as it is the sole remainder of the wide-spread religion of Mesolithic Old Europe); it's spirit based. It wouldn't be much of a religion if it wasn't after all. There is a subtle difference in the spirituality however. It is based upon reflective continuity and reflexive harmony. This sounds complicated, but its concept is simple. All human sense perception suffers from astigmatism; as no matter how well any one of us views reality, that view has to be blurred. Our senses are limited; all of our senses, and it is with our senses that we are able to perceive reality at all, no matter how vague our perception might happen to be. In addition to all that, our memories are variable. We can't remember exactly what it is which we have perceived and so we reconstruct that perception whenever we try to remember our past, and that reconstruction is never complete; nor is it ever exact. So, the first aspect of Druid spirituality is to correct false perception; hence the concepts of reflective continuity and reflexive harmony. These are the necessary first steps in spiritual training in a system of practice/belief. Every religion has such a system of spiritual training: It has to have it.

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