This is my orange doll. She has helped me improve my relationship to work a great deal.
through the corner of my eye I glimpse a landscape of little steps
the world takes on a granularity
tiny movements now transforming the future’s array
the fractal blossoming of consequences
the world adapting to footsteps
as the path you walk changes as you walk it
the destination is unknown
it is the process that matters
walk the way
The young man had reached a crossroads on his journey and stood hesitantly looking at the directions he could choose to go. “Maybe I’ll go this way,” he said.
“That would be a bad decision,” said the old man.
“Maybe I should go the opposite way then.”
“That would be an even worse decision,” the old man said.
“Oh,” replied young man, “maybe I should just stay here and keep out of trouble.”
The old man looked down and at his little hut by the crossroads and finally said, “That would be the worst decision of all.”
Thee Gray Wizard is the smokey shadow of possibility, the prince of the changelings, the people’s chaosopher, alone in the crowd and crowded alone, the many in one, the multitude of maybe, the rolling dice of now…
Thee Gray Wizard wafts into the room like smoke in moonlight. Dice in his hands, that gambler’s grin adorns the man who cheats fate and chases chance. He throws his hand, the old bones roll, reality tumbles over… dancing madly.
I spent last weekend on camping with friends in Cheddar. It is a place where the real cheddar cheese is produced. Cheddar is a town lying at the foot of the gorge that reaches 120 meters at its peak. The view from the top of the cliff is amazing. You can see the rocks on the other side of the gorge and wild goats feeding on the steep slopes. It is truly impressive.
Spending time in wild places can refresh and empower me for a long time. Being close with nature seem necessary to me to maintain physical and psychical health. Contact with nature is magickally empowering in all possible senses. Being in nature can be much more powerful and inspiring than ritual performed at home. That is because in wild places magick just happens before your eyes. You don’t need to imagine, visualize anything. It is all there.
On Sunday we went for a walk to the top of the gorge. We were walking down the cliff to the viewpoint. On the side from the path there was small thicket and in there were goats, lots of them. In front of us there was very old, huge goat with long massive horns!
Absolutely beautiful. We stopped to look at him. He wasn’t bothered by us at all. Being on his own territory he knew we were not a threat. He was lying on the grass, looking at us and smiling. It felt like being greeted by divine being. This goat is an extraordinary creature and very magickal indeed. I had a strong sense of mutual respect and recognition. We just felt personally contacted by this Spirit. Unforgettable experience. It was amazing that we all felt totally safe in front of this strong, big wild animal. We felt such a friendliness, kindness and wisdom emanating from him. Very warm, loving feeling. He seemed so proud and confident and incredibly cute in its own way (at least to me).
Anton described this experience from his own perspective in here: audience with baphomet
Here’s Hippi’s photo of the goat:
and more goat….
and some shots of the cliffs and the gorge…
closing, a little goat!