I have come to this point in my practice after nine years, to reveal more of my knowledge and offer it as part of my vocation. Esoterica means that which deals with what is hidden, implied to be of interest or understood by only a smaller portion of people as opposed to the many or general whole. If I am to live my life by example, being myself, however I may be showing up, then the esoterica I know and understand and actively learn, in relation to what may be more common knowledge, will at some point be revealed in my practice, if it has a bearing on it and I want to share it. It does, and I do.
I have created a hidden menu for this purpose on the site, and I would like to share a little bit more about this perspective of esoterica here, understanding this may not speak to everyone.
A shift in perspective of reality where mystery and symbols hold power and the key to providing answers and knowledge which can alter reality.
I have defined magick this way, incidentally with a "k" to distinguish it from stage magic. I include all that may be found as helpful and esoteric for my practice under this definition or heading of magick. These esoteric understandings either lead to this shift in perspective or come as a result of it.
Reality becomes altered.
You become changed as a result of such knowledge.
You approach closer to what I call truth.
Whether through healing, to arrive at a better place of integration and wholeness, or through curiosity, to discover more about life and the universe, our drive to know truth takes many forms, and I feel this drive above all others, or within them, is the esoteric meaning of life.
All I do and care to pass on and know comes from this drive, this place. Not all want to know as this or want to know so much of what may be considered hidden and difficult knowledge.
The ego does not survive such knowledge, nor should it by definition. At least, there is less and less of this sense of "I" in this understanding. How could one shift a perspective of reality if one clings to ordinary notions, filtered through one's regular sense of self?
Meditation helps shift our perspective. A belief in any meaning behind coincidence does as well.
These are just two such examples of shifting our perspective.
Healing comes from a return to wholeness, a clinical definition of which implies less and less of this sense of self one clings to and more of an identity of fluid perspective of simply experiencing in the moment.
Because this destination and the hidden reality, drive of life arrive at the same place, I am opening a doorway to this knowledge, however much tentatively and obscured it is.
We are there, are already going there, having already arrived.
I will meet you there--however much you are wanting to go.
May the mystery honor such intention.
Peace, and be. May you know.
Mark Newlon, feeling the embrace of the sacred feminine daily!
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