Wednesday, June 8, 2011

peacock feathers & magic markers

The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.
~ Marcus Aurelius

After completing my experimental "spiritual journal" in 2010, I decided to adopt a new journaling method. As mentioned in the final blog entry of that year ("Lights On"), my intention was to replace words with images. Well, I could not abandon words altogether, but I did play with color and imagery for a while. I also allotted each entry a single page so that I could be precise and concise with my expression. Only 8 entries maintained this form before I reverted back to the familiar flow of more mundane recordings in black-and-sometimes-blue pen ink. Those phases were intermediated by a week-long solitary retreat, also with its own series of writings. But these 8 pages captured some important personal truths that continue to lay the groundwork for major magickal happenings in my life this year and beyond, so I'm sharing them here.