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My Castalia

My Castalia
24 June
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But there was something I wanted besides that; something as simple as to ache in the literal heart and chest for all of us who have lost ourselves as parents lose children, to the horizon which is finally only overtaken in remorse and in death.
(from Panama, by Thomas McGuane, a terrible little book, I have heard...)

The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb.
(old proverb)

Communion gives us warmth. Singleness gives us Light.
In this world one is Abraxas, the Creator and Destroyer of one's world.
At immeasurable distance standeth one single Star at the Zenith.
This is the only God of this lonely one.
This Star is the God and Goal of Humanity.

(pieces of Karl Jung's Seventh Sermon to the Dead.)

The bird is struggling out of the egg. The world is the egg. Who wants to be reborn must first destroy a world. The bird is flying to God.
(Hermann Hesse, from Demian) This process is Abraxas.

And no one shall work for money, and no one will work for fame,
But each for the joy of the working and each in his separate star
Shall draw the thing as he sees it for the God of things as they are.

(Rudyard Kipling)

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

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