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“The other self, the anti-self or the antithetical self, as one may choose to name it, comes but to those who are no longer deceived, whose passion is reality”

Susan Johnston Graf, W.B. Yeats Twentieth Century Magus: An In-Depth Study of Yeat’s Esoteric Practices and Beliefs, Including Excerpts from His Magical Diaries [Bookshop, Amazon]

“Yeats explains what he meant by ‘passion is reality’: ‘… for the awakening, for the vision, for the revelation of reality, tradition offers us a different word-ecstasy’ … Immersion in the anti-self brought about a ‘revelation of reality,’ an ecstatic state that enabled the artist to create works of genius. … Only when he became the anti-self could he become a totally subjective individual, overcome the illusion of duality, and find a ‘revelation of reality.'”

Hermetic quote Graf W B Yeats Twentieth Century Magus to those who are no longer deceived whose passion is reality

The Blazing Dew of Stars

The Blazing Dew of Stars by David Chaim Smith is a new title, due Sept 29th, 2013, from Fulgur that may be of interest.

David Chaim Smith's The Blazing Dew of Stars from Fulgur Esoterica

“After the overwhelming public reception for David Chaim Smith’s The Sacrificial Universe (2012), we are delighted to announce a new book from this exceptional artist and author. Describing it, David has this to say:

The Blazing Dew of Stars is a complex mystical text which speaks with many voices to introduce the practice of kabbalistic contemplative alchemy (Iy’yun). It offers glimpses of a rare non-theistic non-emanationist view by direct application and immersion, intertwining both linguistic and graphic modes of symbolic communication. Its images and words intersect in the twilight of poetic resonance, which can be cultivated within the reader as the material is worked with deeply.

The edition is available in two issues. As a deluxe, bound in lavish full morocco tooled in gilt on the upper and lower cover with a gnosime seal, with custom dust-jacket and lined slipcase. And as a standard edition, produced in an identical format and quality of print and bound in rich black cloth and dust-jacket.” [via]