The aim of human life is to know thyself. Think for yourself. Question authority. Think with your friends. Create, create new realities. Philosophy is a team sport. Philosophy is the ultimate, the ultimate aphrodisiac pleasure. Learning how to operate your brain, learning how to operate your mind, learning how to redesign chaos.
-Timothy Leary
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High Priest: Armaments Chapter One, verses nine through twenty-seven: Bro. Maynard: And Saint Attila raised the Holy Hand Grenade up on high saying, “Oh Lord, Bless us this Holy Hand Grenade, and with it smash our enemies to tiny bits.” And the Lord did grin, and the people did feast upon the lambs, and stoats, and orangutans, and breakfast cereals, and lima bean- High Priest: Skip a bit, brother. Bro. Maynard: And then the Lord spake, saying: “First, shalt thou take out the holy pin. Then shalt thou count to three. No more, no less. *Three* shall be the number of the counting, and the number of the counting shall be three. *Four* shalt thou not count, and neither count thou two, excepting that thou then goest on to three. Five is RIGHT OUT. Once the number three, being the third number be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade towards thy foe, who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it. Amen. All: Amen. — Monty Python, “The Holy Hand Grenade”

High Priest: Armaments Chapter One, verses nine through twenty-seven: 
Bro. Maynard: And Saint Attila raised the Holy Hand Grenade up on high 
saying, “Oh Lord, Bless us this Holy Hand Grenade, and with it 
smash our enemies to tiny bits.” And the Lord did grin, and the 
people did feast upon the lambs, and stoats, and orangutans, and 
breakfast cereals, and lima bean- 
High Priest: Skip a bit, brother. 
Bro. Maynard: And then the Lord spake, saying: “First, shalt thou take 
out the holy pin. Then shalt thou count to three. No more, no less. 
*Three* shall be the number of the counting, and the number of the 
counting shall be three. *Four* shalt thou not count, and neither 
count thou two, excepting that thou then goest on to three. Five is 
RIGHT OUT. Once the number three, being the third number be reached, 
then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade towards thy foe, who, being 
naughty in my sight, shall snuff it. Amen. 
All: Amen. 
— Monty Python, “The Holy Hand Grenade”

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scarlet-library:

The Holy Table, the Sigil of Ameth and the Ensigns of Creation.

These sigils and tables are elements of the ceremonial systems known as Enochian Magic, derived from the work of scholar Dr. John Dee and seer Edward Kelley. Kelley and Dee claimed to collaboratively summon and observe archangels of God through a scrying stone on a prepared table. Through this method, Kelley and Dee were given the Holy Table (the Table of Covenant) and instructed to utilize the Sigil of Ameth (Sigillum Dei) with the scrying-stone. The angels then presented the seven Ensigns of Creation, complex talismants to be engraved on purified tin and arranged on the Holy Table to be used as a means of establishing “conciliation between the magician and the Heptarchic powers”.

More information on the history and use of these sigils can be found in the Enochian Magick Reference by Benjamin Rowe at the Hermetic Library website.

"Are things really magical, or do you make them magical by believing in them?"

I think most things are pretty magical, and that it’s less a matter of belief than it is one of just stopping to notice.

By Neil Gaiman, A Coraline Q&A with Neil Gaiman (via contra-zoom)

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These things will destroy the human race: politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without fearlessness and worship without awareness. By Anthony De Mello (via occult101)