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See rightly

Posted in The Deep with tags , , , , , , , , on November 9, 2017 by Mj Rains

It is only with the heart

that one can see rightly;

what is essential

is invisible to the eye.

>Antoine de Saint-Exupery


The dead…

Posted in The Deep with tags , , , , , , , on October 20, 2015 by Mj Rains

Ethyl of Lawnswood Cemetery…

Until death do us part…

Southern Cemetery, Leipzig, Germany.

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To be unafraid again…

Posted in The Deep with tags , , , , , , , , on October 2, 2015 by Mj Rains

zena hollowayI want to dig out what is ancient in me, the mistaken-for-monster, its ophidian prowl, its raven-cursed rudiment – Let it teach me how to be unafraid again.

~ Scherezade Siobhan

Image: fashionography by Zeno Holloway

The end of the smiles…

Posted in Esoteric, The Deep with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 25, 2015 by Mj Rains

jon-and-ygritteFor when the hero stormed on through the bowers of love,

each heartbeat meant for him lifted him past itself;

already turned away, he stood at the end of the smiles,


-Rilke, The Sixth Elegy
Image: Jon Snow and Ygitte, Game of Thrones

The Symbolic Nature of Doors

Posted in The Deep with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 19, 2014 by Mj Rains

doorwayThe simple doorway–an everyday object that goes unnoticed most of the time–is symbolic of a transition between one world and the next. Such a doorway may take different forms, as a dolmen, a torii (traditional Japanese gate), a gateway, but the meaning remains the same.  Both Heaven and Hell lie beyond a doorway, and the threshold of such a place is seen as the place where two worlds meet and sometimes collide. Many rituals involve the initiate stepping through a doorway of some kind.  The visica piscis (the intersection created by two overlapping circles) represents a doorway where the world of spirit enters the world of matter.

The spiritual meaning of a door denotes a passage of communication with the divine.  An open door signifies a message is coming through. A closed door can denote a break in communication.

A door is often depicted as a portal for the righteous to enter. Doors are also signs of deliverance.

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