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GURDJIEFF

“You are both a wolfand a lamb.If you do not stay awakethe wolf will devourthe lamb.” Oh you, the Living and the Dead!Both those who earnand you who claim by rightyour daily bread. Encourage the fewthey will become the many.Encourage … Continue reading

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MAGDALEN

In the Fellows’ Gardens, past the Deer Park, a willow twists and stretches out of a brown pool like a giant Naga trailing garlands of green lace. Along the avenues of Addison’s Walk, among birch and beech, chestnuts stretch out … Continue reading

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BREATH

Fine and insubstantial, separating the Living from the Dead. The hairs on your head are numbered; so too the breaths. Preserved or polluted or neglected, it drags us to our unintended goal; the destiny of all we have protected. Disintegration … Continue reading

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SERPENTS

The Serpents dance hypnotically filling the Void with Thought. And in their game of wish-fulfillment the Sons of Man are caught. Slaves to the Dream Creations, enflamed by its Hot Desires, craving ever-new sensations, singed by the Ancient Fires, they … Continue reading

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HOMELESS ROYALS

The great gates hang on broken hinges, the temples blaze, the walls are breached; the palaces have all been looted the end of a dynasty has been reached. Those still living have all been taken, women and children have been … Continue reading

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