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Tuesday, May 30th, 2006
8:49 pm - Beautiful Muse.

beautifulpyre


L'Aurore - William Adolphe Bouguereau

A visual clue.


current mood: inspired

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8:41 pm - Creation.

beautifulpyre
How was The City created?

It is my belief that as humans developed the skyward urge and thought of the heavenly realms as a place of light, clouds, golden spires, beautiful blue skies and divine creatures floating by the City came to fruition as an astral location.

If you've ever seen the movie What Dreams May Come, you may remember the heavenly cut-out world in the daughter's room and the landscaped she created in the afterlife - the "seaside" steps and the City in the distance. This too reminds me a great deal of the Celestial City.

People have placed so much hope in the idea of a gold and white place after death. These intense visions have coagulated and made this place that I so often occupy in my thoughts of divinity.

current mood: awake

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8:35 pm - City Soundtrack

beautifulpyre
Rondellus - Nostra Phalanx

Listen to it here:
http://www.rondellus.ee/lood/TRACK02.MP3

This song very much makes me think of the Celestial City. And I have been thinking of it a lot lately. Perhaps the hiatus is ending...

current mood: contemplative

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Tuesday, February 8th, 2005
1:25 am - Elementals

beautifulpyre
One important facet of the human experience, for me, is beauty. So I think I'm going to start posting images I find beautiful and inspiring here to kind of soak into our ideas about the hypersigil.

current mood: awake

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Thursday, February 3rd, 2005
5:31 pm - Ohh you may find this useful

holomos
http://www.hermetics.org/ebooks.html

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Sunday, January 9th, 2005
10:37 am - Personal Legend

beautifulpyre
"...whoever you are, whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it's because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It's your mission on earth. To realize one's Personal Legend is a person's only real obligation." -- "The Alchemist", Paulo Coelho

current mood: enthralled

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10:25 am - Celestial City In The Sky

beautifulpyre
A hypersigil is in many ways, like a servitor. The difference is that what we are creating here is a living world and living stories of that world with purpose rather than an individual consciousness with a purpose. In this case, our world is less a new milieu than a metareality juxtaposed with our everyday waking world.

We suppose that we are amphibious creatures made half of flesh and half of spirit. Here, we get in touch with something beyond the flesh. It is our job here to interact with that spirit half and bring it back to the world of flesh.

The Celestial City is something like an astral temple. It already exists in the ethers. We have not created it, but we will add to its energy like many others before us. If all goes well, we might meet there.

This sigil supposes there is such thing as "good" and "evil"...

To summarize:
"Good", in this instance, is any act which brings pleasure in its highest and most pure form. These acts promote good feelings of self-worth and general faith in humanity.

"Evil" is those acts which intentionally maliciously degrade feelings of self-worth and cause cynicism towards humanity and the life experience.

It is worthy to note that a system of merits and demerits is not proposed. This isn't checks and balances and we aren't here to judge ourselves harshly. Such an act would generally tend to be in the "evil" end of the spectrum. When we judge ourselves harshly, we do often degrade our feelings of self-worth. On the other hand, if we are being honest with ourselves to promote growth and forgive ourselves and move on, that is a positive "good" step.

Remember - we aren't judging good and evil in others per se. We aren't here to discuss whether some people or groups of people are good or evil. We must remember that everyone is caught up in the trials of this world. We are on the same road, after all. Some of us have made self-discoveries that others have not. We are not here to gloat about those discoveries, but to inspire others to those kinds of life-affirming and self-affirming actions.

Thus ends this transmission.

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10:02 am - Spiritual Flame

beautifulpyre
Alright, we've had a generous amount of individuals requesting membership lately so I've been thinking and re-invoking my Muse. I have a lot to say and we have a lot to work on. Just a short post at the moment...

How many of you feel yourself engulfed in a feeling of spiritual flame? I find myself in this state often. I wonder if others have this experience.

current mood: consumed by flames

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Saturday, October 16th, 2004
1:39 am - Related Posts:

spirit_wanderer
I have made some recent entries in my journal that I will out of curtesy not cross-post that I think have relevance to the topics of this group.  If you are intersted stop by and if requested I will post them here ...

current mood: happy

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Monday, October 11th, 2004
5:34 am - Holy Guardian Angel

beautifulpyre
I’ve learned the difference between my ego and my “higher self.” I don’t mean “higher” as in better. It just seems to have a vantage point that is “higher up.” I feel like I can see much more of the picture from that angle. There is less of me and more of the world around me. I can begin to notice how things interrelate and how what I do influences other people, and how that in turn, influences the rest of reality. I feel that from this higher self, I can get trivial things out of the way and see the things that are more eternal or at least longer lasting.

I call it the knowledge and conversation of the Gwo Bon Anj, or Holy Guardian Angel, if you prefer. I personally refer to my “HGA” as my “GBA” because I find that term much more aesthetically pleasing. Maybe that’s because it’s a term that I would be less likely to run into in my daily life and somehow it seems more special that way. The secret of the GBA is that it isn’t really something that needs to be evoked or invoked. It’s always there. The invocation is just the process of realizing its existence there all the time. Invocation brings its existence closer to the daily waking consciousness. It makes communion between the ego and the GBA possible. You can’t attain K & C until you realize it’s there and thus, personify it somewhat. I’ve found though that my GBA resists personification. It’s beyond simple attributes. It’s plugged into “God” or “the All” and all things are possible for it because it has that connection.

The job of the GBA is to bring that level of possibility into knowing and understanding. By working with the GBA, you begin to experience existence the way it does, in the Above. As pure potential able to tap into anything and thus, produce those things in your life. You can bring anything into your life, if you want to. There is always a way. Some things are more difficult than others simply because they are in the furthest reaches on the spectrum of probability. That doesn’t mean they are impossible, just extraordinarily improbable. It will take a lot more work then to bring those things in closer to you. And when you do, the reward will be great.

The more you look at something, observe something, work with something, the closer it comes to you, the more chance it has to manifest. In dreaming of things, imagining things, doing things which promote occurrence, you drag the possibility ever closer. That’s magic. That’s manipulating reality.

My GBA wears so many faces. For the Celestial City, it wears the face of Pallustie, a stern but ecstatic golden-haired Muse. This is just an interface. This is just a way to personify the relationship to the City. I am putting her on like a costume as a way to travel to the City and interact with others who are working for similar things. Pallustie is a real emanation of “God” but functions almost like a roleplaying character. Like the Maharani in Tariquan, she is my avatar-contact in that world, but she has her own level of existence.

Pallustie will speak through me and I will act as a channel. Like the City, Pallustie is a combination of several possibilities that exist simultaneously. She is her own spirit, she is a divine ray of the light of God, she is a hyperservitor, she is a real Muse, a spirit guide, a real part of my GBA, a fictional character and a real part of my psyche. Dynamic existence.

current mood: ecstatic

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Tuesday, September 28th, 2004
12:43 pm - Welcome

beautifulpyre
Welcome to the Celestial City. As you can see from the userinfo, the Celestial City is a metareality in which we each become agents of transformation in our respective versions of reality. It is a game in the sense that it is playful and enjoyable but our goal is serious, if you will. It is a hypersigil in that our ficional interface with the City is intended to produce real change in our realities and in our consciousness. That is to say, the purpose of this community is to produce actual change and transformation. Actual shifts in consciousness.

The Celestial City is an astral construct that existed before the hypersigil. It is not heaven, in the traditional sense of heaven, but a location in the astral sky where souls, spirits can go to connect with higher energies, to transcend and to understand and/or gain purpose. Compare with the shamanic upperworld.

Our task here is to promote that connection with the upperworld. We will flesh out areas of the city and of the metareality which allows it to exist. We will post images that remind us of the city and of our higher purpose. We will invoke our highest selves. We will post information that affirms our work. And play smaller games that help us to understand how reality works and how to live harmoniously.

This community will be magic intense, alchemy intense, and probably fairly heavy on Christian imagery because it lends itself well to this kind of work. However, again, religion is not our purpose. Spiritual flowering and reality shifting is. Questions? Comments?

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