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Dan Fogelberg, Iris Dement, Aleister Crowley, innocence, knowing, realization, and mystery

excerpted from THE WAY OF WONDER: a return to the mystery of ourselves, by Jack Haas




“The more you will see, the less you will know.

The less you will know, the more you will yearn.

The more you will yearn, the higher you'll climb.”

Dan Fogelberg



            And so, we are not moving towards realization, we are moving away; to stop believing things are what we believe they are, we must start again with everything on the table. To go in the mind to where there is no meaning, where nothing connects what we think we are with what we are and what we are not; to sit with neither agenda, nor expectation. This is the unway to try not to come upon a realization.

Aleister Crowley capitalizes his words so as to emphasize the truth of untruth, writing: “KNOW NAUGHT! ALL WAYS ARE LAWFUL TO INNOCENCE. PURE FOLLY IS THE KEY TO INITIATION.”

With that key in mind, Iris Dement sings out with lyrical acceptance in her appropriately titled song, Let the Mystery Be:


“Everybody is wondering what and where they all came from.

Everybody is worrying about where they’re going to go when the whole thing’s done.

But no one knows for certain and so it’s all the same to me.

I think I’ll just let the mystery be.”


We must forget the forgettable, become fools, have no purpose, and make the mind new at every moment. We must live without knowing what it is to live, and be without knowing what it is to be. That is how we plug into the mystery. That is how we


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way of wonder, sacred geometry, sri yantra



THE WAY OF WONDER: a return to the mystery of ourselves

by Jack Haas

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