Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Imagination's Real (God In My Brain) -- For D.D. at 69

Magic, being the science of universal equilibrium, and having the truth, reality and reason of being for its absolute principle, accounts for all the antimonies and reconciles all actualities which are in conflict with one another by the one generating principle of every synthesis – that harmony results from the analogy of opposites.  

For the initiate of this science religion is not in doubt because it exists, and we do not deny what is.  Being is being.  The apparent opposition of religion and reason is the strength of both, establishing each in its distinct domain and fructifying the negative side of each by the positive side of the other : as we have just said, it is the attainment of agreement by the correspondence of things that are contrary.  The cause of all religious errors and confusions is that in ignorance of this great law, it has been sought to make religion a philosophy 
and philosophy in its turn a religion.

Sculptures:  Dan Flavin

Text:  Eliphas Levi (Alphonse Louis Constant), The History of Magic

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