otherworld


Random quote of the day:

“A person generally needs to find his/her own way to connections with the Other Realms. A person cannot really be instructed into experiencing the sacred. It must come from within.”

—Dennis Gaffin, Running With the Fairies: Towards a Transpersonal Anthropology of Religion

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Orville and Wilbur, Katy Perry, or the Avengers. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

“It’s all lagers and cigars here”
says the ancient postcard,
remembering a time when,
a long-gone long ago.

Lately, the Crone has slipped
me cryptic messages, all lagers
and cigars, remembering when,
whens that never were except in dreams.
I accept them all, those never-whens,
as absolute fact, an internal terrain
as real as terra firma.

Those dreams once meant something
more than fantasy, something realer
than real, a world burgeoning
in silence and sighs, forming on paper
and on screens, going forth into that
other world, the one most folks
mistake for real.

“When shall we two meet again,” she asks,
“over lagers and cigars?”

I have no answer except “soon”
and “someday.”

She laughs at that.
She recognizes the sound of dreams
disappearing into the mist,
like gorillas on the brink of
extinction.

*For the poetry project, phase one go here.

*For a definition of Phase 2, go here.

*To see all the poems in one place go here.

Random quote of the day: 

“From what realm of light were we shadows who darken the earth spawned?”

—Henry Miller, Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch

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Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Siegfried and Roy, Leonard Maltin, or the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

Random quote of the day:

“What happens after death is so unspeakably glorious that our imagination and feelings do not suffice to form even an approximate conception of it.”

—Carl Jung, letter to Frau N., 11 July 1944, after having a near death experience

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Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Siegfried and Roy, Leonard Maltin, or the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

Random quote of the day:

 

“History, the past, is also an Otherworld which provides us with the myths of How It All Began.”

—Patrick Harpur, The Philosophers’ Secret Fire

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Disclaimer:  The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Siegfried and Roy, Leonard Maltin, or the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

 

Random quote of the day:


“A shaman…knows there is a sea of consciousness that is universal even though we each perceive it from our own shoes, an awareness and a world that we all share, that can be experienced by every living being, yet is seldom seen by any.”

—Alberto Villildo and Erik Jendresen, The Four Winds

 

Disclaimer:  The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Siegfried and Roy, Leonard Maltin, or the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

Random quote of the day:

 

“There are worlds beyond worlds and times beyond times, all of them true, all of them real, and all of them (as children known) penetrating each other.”

—attributed to P. L. Travers


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer:  The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Siegfried and Roy, Leonard Maltin, or the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

Eternity rags

The Missed Rapture had me wondering about all those people suddenly sucked up into eternity in a massive come-as-you-are party. Imagine some of the embarrassing outfits or lack thereof. So I wondered, if given your druthers about it…

You can comment here, or take the poll at my LiveJournal blog.

If you could choose one outfit to wear for eternity, what would it be?

    Pajamas.
    My prom/wedding dress/tuxedo.
    Jeans and a T-shirt.
    Business attire.
    A micro-mini and stilletto heels.
    Sweats.
    Leather from head to toe.
    I don’t care, as long as it was size six or under and I fit into it.
    My uniform.
    Camo and commando.
    Nothing. I want to be all-natural.
    Ticky doesn’t care for otherworldly questions.
    Other (which I will discuss in the comments).