"Every man and every woman is not only a part of God, but the Ultimate
God. ‘The Centre is every where and the circumference nowhere’ The old definition of God takes new meaning for us. Each one of us is the One God."

Aleister Crowley.
New Comment to AL I:4. (via liber-oz)

Two Types of Will

We possess two types of will. I have elsewhere used the illustration of a bullet. The bullet is driven by an explosion of cordite. But the cordite, although powerful, is quite harmless and inexplosive on its own. At the end of the bullet there is a tiny cap of a substance called mercuric fulminate, which explodes instantly on contact. The hammer of the gun explodes the fulminate, and the fulminate explodes the more powerful cordite. Man possesses a fulminate will and a cordite will. If I am doing some routine job, like mowing the lawn, I use my cordite will. But it burns rather dully. If something really excites me or arouses my sense of urgency, it is the fulminate will that explodes, and that produces a roar of power from the cordite will. The fulminate will is tied up with the imagination and sense of purpose, and these in turn detonate my ordinary will-power and vitality.

-Gurdjieff

"If we live calm,monotonous days and peaceful nights, we stultify. We had better torture or own spirit than suffer the inanities of calm."

Gurdjieff

"For your hair was full of roses, and my flesh was full of thorns."

Aleister Crowley, La Gitana  (via 13t (via kinkycreepycute)