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The “Principles of Magic” #1: An Introduction and The Principle of Discipline


After having posted some essays about Giordano Bruno and the Art of Memory, many people had asked for additional elucidation on Magic. What is it?  What do I intend as Magic?  Where did I learn such things?  There were many … Continue reading

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Christmas: The Tree of Life


So, here we are: Christmas 2015! And, I’ll take this opportunity to speak about an object that is a symbol for such a festivity. Yes, I am speaking about the Christmas tree. Indeed, it’s not a secret that the tree … Continue reading

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The Art of Memory 3: Giordano Bruno and the “Symbolic figures”


In the previous post, we drew the guideline of the mnemonic related to magic: substantially, the world is composed of an infinite number of “sensible objects” which represents the shadows of the “real objects” (or archetypes). Recognizing the different shadows … Continue reading

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The Art of memory 1: The Reflection of the Divine


I would like to begin with a series of posts about the “art of memory”, often referred to as Ars Memoriae, Ars Memorativa and Mnemotechnics. I personally believe it to be a Western form of concentration on an object. Through … Continue reading

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Diary of a pupil: Know Thyself


Possibly, the sentence “know thyself” is one of the most known sensational quotes: perhaps because it’s engraved on the entrance to the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, or because many great characters throughout history restated this concept several times, associating … Continue reading

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Pondering: What about superficiality? Attitude and personal example.


It is no longer needed to write a post about the fact that, in the last few years, superficiality is climbing, diffused in the social tissue; superficial contents, often driven by ignorance, circulating with increasing frequency everywhere: yes, in the … Continue reading

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“A common aim is stronger than blood.”


This quote of Gurdjieff is a nice title to begin this post. Indeed, to accomplish an aim, one must be tenacious. A common aim is shared by several people who focus their efforts to accomplish it, and in this instance, … Continue reading

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Gurdjieff’s “Human Factory”#4: Conclusion


What had been briefly revealed in this series of posts is what we can define as our “inner alchemy”, mainly, what had been symbolically described as the transmutation of raw metals into precious metal. But this process of alchemy is … Continue reading

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Gurdjieff’s “Human Factory”#3: The “The Second Conscious Shock”


And, finally, we come to the third phase of the process which shows what happens when a conscious shock is given in the right way and right time. In the path of the octave-impressions, the first interval happens in the … Continue reading

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Gurdjieff’s “Human Factory”#2: The First Conscious Shock”


Let us take a look at the “human machine” such as a three-storied factory – head, chest, and lower part of the body. The food enters from the “top floor” (head) and passes to the lower floors as Hydrogen 768 … Continue reading

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