I have found that:
  • → sincere prayer
  • → genuine intentions
  • → present-focus
  • → extended humor
  • → careful integrity
  • → constant work to discover and release all forms of bias in oneself
  • → dogged effort to pursue awareness, divine guidance and understanding
Leads a person to "interactive insight from the inside."

Consciously I want to evolve.
My ego resists strenuously.
I surreally "forget" so much!
So I blog for myself, mostly:
to re-read and remember.

People ask me where to begin with the complexity of the stuff on my blog. But my imaginal and related work spans 25 years as of 2016. So the real answer is "I don't know." I can't put all that in a sound bite. And one would have to understand, not just intellectually but experientially, a lot of it from start to middle to begin to understand where I am now. It is 'active imagination' work, resting on an extremely 'open' definition of archetype and energy, mapped at times to various occult patterns because they seem useful and otherwise just loosely personal; but that's not all. Short of how the blog speaks for itself that's about all I can say about it. It's a path I've built myself, for one. ~ Palyne

In the human spirit, as in the universe, nothing is higher or lower; everything has equal rights to a common center which manifests its hidden existence precisely through this harmonic relationship between every part and itself.
-- Goethe

Angels transcend every religion, every philosophy, every creed. In fact angels have no religion as we know it... their existence precedes every religious system that has ever existed on earth.
-- St. Thomas Aquinas

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In the beginning all was indivisible. And in becoming manifest, it became, seemingly, divisible. But the divisions must evolve to recognize themselves, and each other, and to then accept themselves, to truly know themselves by knowing each other. To begin, they are blended, confused; it is chaos, it is legion. They are all on the journey to indivisibility, to singularity, to the I AM. The point, of course, is not the destination, but the journey.

-- insight during the Princess of Disks meditation

Spiritual growth is like all other types: you absorb seemingly 'other' energy, and it becomes part of your own sense of identity. The growth is in awareness, and with that comes power which is always over Self.
Diversity is Legion;
Singularity is the I AM.
None of this is new although my approach to it is my own. -- Palyne

Inner Guide is Angelic. She is free of anything akin to doctrine. I call her an Angel because that is the only word I have for it, and because I know, all the way through me, that this is our word for her fundamentally divine nature. Aside from that, I don’t even know what she IS exactly, or what it means, or where it would fit into any model. She is life sized, soul wide, colors and gems and flowers and songs, everything beautiful that ever was, condensed into an identity I am completely in love with–except she feels like part of me too, so it’s like also being in love with yourself, and also with God, and also with the whole universe, both every tiny thing in your mundania, and ‘awareness’ as something so utterly, mind-bogglingly amazing — how could this exist? How could this not exist? How could I ever understand such a thing? — I am left only with joy, with awe.
-- on Inner Guide #4, aka 'Sedaena'. The first IG I had genuine conversation (and reading) with; the first real sign of my HGA.

He is so much inside and outside me, larger than me and yet the light of the tiniest particles of me, I don’t even have a word for whatever it is that he IS. I call him angelic and inner guide and the name he gave me because I have no idea what else to call this. It’s a Being and a Thing and an Event and a Place and a Relationship and… it’s like there is no label that is remotely big enough to encompass whatever it IS.
-- on Inner Guide #5, aka 'Mark.'

The boundary between the imaginational and imaginal is rather fuzzy and it is a developed skill and art to learn to stay there; to maintain your own autonomy while allowing the-others’ autonomy; to be shocked, astounded, grossed out, effused, and other surprise emotions from the interaction; all this without getting lost in the experience like a dream, yet also without pulling back to controlling the experience like a daydream. The former is being swept away by the river, and the latter is standing on the shore thinking about it; learning to walk the fine line of control and allowance to stay in that ‘imaginal realm’ actually takes practice. Crazy people think it’s all autonomous and happening ‘to’ them; people unable to allow this for themselves, may think it’s all imagination; and they’d both be right, because they are both lost; the goal is a whole world that bridges and encompasses both of those.

-- on "Interworlds Meditation"

Q: Where are you now?

Me: Well, back in my own reality.

Q: Wrong. You are in a reality version that distraction and denial have made for you.

Me: How do I get out?

Q: Wrong question. There is no space, there is no time. Where are you again?

Me: Oh. I’m wherever I "pay attention" to being.

Q: Right. You PAY attention. It is the currency of your soul. You rent your reality. Never forget that. The choice to move is yours.

Dealing with the unconscious has become a question of life for us.
The play of the imagination is incalculable.
~ Carl Jung

The imaginary can be innocuous, the imaginal never can.
~ Henry Corbin

A calling may be postponed, avoided, intermittently missed. It may also possess you completely. Whatever; eventually it will out. It makes its claim. The daimon does not go away.
~ James Hillman

There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there.
-- Albert Einstein


This blog documents much of my work in the "inter-worlds" of a greater-self. It's not just esoteric: every thing corresponds — the mundane, the arcane, the divine. If it had to be summed up you might say it is "a universe of personalization." A strange place where monotheism and ultimate-pantheism are one and the same.

I am a natural mystic, if spontaneous experiences determine such a thing. I am not religious in any way; only guidance from the inside drives me. No identities or models unless they are introduced to me from the inside. (Sometimes I use them simply for interest, or because their models are convenient doorways -- but I accept none of their doctrines.) I briefly studied theology at one point, independently (I consider constant prayer a valid part of edu too), and where it led me was "anywhere-else." It's fine for others of course. I consider the heart of free will to be that everyone has their own road. Or as Heinlein once wrote, the right to go to hell in their own handbasket.

This tends to make me obsessed with the divine yet not religious at all, in any form, which is often confusing to onlookers. I am ever in love with and in closer pursuit of integration with The Christ (which I consider a solar-planetary deity, exceeding and preceding all possible religion, though cyclically present within our species) but I'm not remotely a modern Christian, and this also tends to be very confusing to onlookers. I'm a student of archetypes and pattern systems, yet not a jungian intellectual - armchair philosophy bores me - nor a power occultist - which has its own issues (and uniforms) to say the least.

After nearly two decades of certain experiences I felt alone with and thought were unique to me, it turns out I find some harmony in the gnostic writings. I didn't get it from there, and am not fond of that doctrine and the paradigms it came in with, so I ignore it. Which means despite talking about just a few things specific to it (by unknowing accident until a few years ago), I'm not part of that model either.

The road I walk is my own. It doesn't really have an easy label or anybody else on it, that I can see. This is between me and God, so it doesn't really need to work for anybody else. I used to wish I wasn't the only person with such experiences or practices, and started a blog in part in the hope I might find others with something similar. Maybe a need for community. I'm over that now, at least I think. I walk alone, but Light is with me. Can't ask for more than that.

-- Palyne

When we understand that perception is as much about source as target; that energy is a spectrum and best psi perception comes from the center, its balance and blend; that the manifest communication of our Selves is the literal 'reality' we experience; that everything in that reality is a profound 3D language element; that insight with the ‘center’ of spectrum is likely to be via the language-symbols of 'reality;' that these need to be interpreted at the level they are received; this is the path for intentional psi.
-- Insight on the Art of RV

Golding by the Fourth

She took off a bright golden cloak and threw it over the top of us and it spun above us and landed as if it were powder, and all of us were gradually covered. As if it had become the very surface of our skin texture and hair and everything (which is how the ‘darkness’ had been in that experience prior), with this sort of dark gold powder. I realized that we were going to look like those tall guys, well if you don’t count that we aren’t fifty feet tall.

This is an excerpt. Read the full article at Golding by the Fourth

Water Temple

I had the clear sense of something “divine” as the rushing grooved through my body — not gigantically but very noticeably — that whatever was on stage cloaked in bright shining gold was alive/Be-ings and they were divine.

This is an excerpt. Read the full article at Water Temple

The Twilight Zone

I’ve sometimes gotten semi-lucid in dreams and realized I had like 95% no idea what the hell was going on. That’s how I feel right now but it’s about real life.

This is an excerpt. Read the full article at The Twilight Zone

Thoth Tarot Four of Cups

Archmed and a couple days of notes

This is an excerpt. Read the full article at Thoth Tarot Four of Cups

MM w/IG 19-Apr: A Home in the Universe

We all feel that this ‘new castle’ is a celebration event.

This is an excerpt. Read the full article at MM w/IG 19-Apr: A Home in the Universe

Element Talk: Gems/Minerals as Jewelry

I was talking with an element from the table of elements. I don’t know which one. It was a mineral but it was one of several in a composite stone that we were looking at, a semi-precious combination of gem and rock, and he was talking to me about it.

This is an excerpt. Read the full article at Element Talk: Gems/Minerals as Jewelry

The Element of One

I believe that the elements are, like tarot, hugely powerful segments of energy of the universe. In this case, actually manifest in a way we can measure, rather conveniently. … The sun is my solar deity, the source of all life in my reality, so I thought maybe I should see what elements it was strongest in. … I kept coming back to Hydrogen. … I was curious about why this focus was ‘pressing’ inside me … It turns out this is a whole genre in both the regular and the alternative health worlds. Who knew?? How obscure is that?

This is an excerpt. Read the full article at The Element of One

Midnight Mass w/IG 13 Oct 2014

I was confused. “Is it alive?” I asked.

“It is encoded,” I heard.

I tried to understand that. I ‘felt’ what it meant. All the life I saw ‘woven into it’ was life, and everything I saw that looked more like metal for example, was encoded to be part of this life.

“How novel and odd,” I thought, “That this… container of some kind, moving through space, would be built of these things and yet encoded for life.”

And then I realized that’s exactly what humans are. Built of acids and minerals… encoded for life. A container of sorts… moving through space and time.

This is an excerpt. Read the full article at Midnight Mass w/IG 13 Oct 2014

Morning Mass w/IG 18 Aug 2014

“If you really wanted to meditate on the feminine and you weren’t in denial, you’d do it RIGHT NOW, not just think about it,” someone in the Aeonic said. “OK!” and I asked Mark to please, let’s just get to it.

This is an excerpt. Read the full article at Morning Mass w/IG 18 Aug 2014

Tek Med, 01 Aug 2013

The back of my head says that I have seen a photograph ‘similar’ (not exact) to this, of some kind of rock or mineral, which had this bristly, stiff-hair like growth on it. Like natural light-brown hairbrush-bristles but super thin tubes like hair or crystal.

This is an excerpt. Read the full article at Tek Med, 01 Aug 2013

Archmed: Resistance to Evolution

Cubic Mineral Example: Pyrite.

I was looking at a lovely castle in a landscape. Outside the castle walls and some into the distance was a considerable Army, currently at camp not battle. I sensed there was someone in the castle resisting and the people outside were doing more of the starve-them-out-patiently than attack strategy.

This is an excerpt. Read the full article at Archmed: Resistance to Evolution

Foot Med

Today I got a spontaneous visualization. Basically this means I was minding my own business when I suddenly appeared to ‘be’ in the midst of an archetype-style environment or process, but I hadn’t done anything to intentionally get myself there.

I was looking at a foot that I understood to be my own right foot. But I was only focused on ‘it’ in front of me as its own archetype-like symbol. The foot was turned, toes to my left, so I was seeing the inside of the foot from base to ankle.

The middle looked like “steampunk.” There was this whole section of the middle of the side, maybe four inches wide and two inches high, and it seemed to be silvery metal, I sensed steel, and it had something like little holes all over in it, evenly spaced like a sieve, as if it were ‘designed’. Yet at the same time, I could feel the ‘concept’ of it, and it wasn’t that at all. It felt like a grievous oozing wound, my impression was, the sort that might be a horrible worse-than-rash caused by something internal.

…I don’t know why I would get spontaneous visualization related to my foot. There is nothing wrong with my right foot as far as I know!

This is an excerpt. Read the full article at Foot Med