A sacrament is not a symbol. The day they were able to sell people on the notion that the sacrament is a symbol, they severed the umbilical connection to the logos. Then it all ran off the track and screwed everything up.
—Terence McKenna on the difference between direct and indirect experience.
Spring’s hidden voice softly speaks a solemn prayer for the crone. She has passed in peace and the infant Sun, still nestled in a newborn dream, now nurses from the breast of the maiden. May we enjoy our cozy awakening as well, with stardusted eyes and visions only the inner sight can see. As we emerge from winter’s long shadows, may that warm new light nurture the seeds of our dreams and illuminate our path’s forward.
That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above, and that which is Above, corresponds to that which is Below, to accomplish the miracles of the One Thing
—The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus