realm of forms

Aries:
Exoteric Description: Pioneer, discovering an identity, socially undeveloped, impulsive, spontaneous, childlike
Esoteric Description: Lower concrete mind becomes illuminated by soul, bridge from unconscious to conscious, a point of light in the mind of God


Taurus:
Exoteric Description: Romantic, material, creative, inflexible, traditional, grounded, desiring  
Esoteric Description: The eye of illumination, victorious, nurturer of light, aspiration, lover, visionary, intelligent desire 


Gemini:
Exoteric Description: Talkative, messenger, teacher, multiple, unstable, changeable, clever, dynamic, childish
Esoteric Description: Revered energy that lies behind every sign, resolution of opposites, dissolver of boundaries between consciousness 


Cancer:
Exoteric Description: Moody, unstable, hysterical, maternal, withdrawing, homely, comforting, fearful, dependent
Esoteric Description: Master of the emotional realm, magnetising soul into form, Mother of All Forms, sensitized to spirit 


Leo:
Exoteric Description: Expressive, dramatic, theatrical, self indulgent, egoistical, childish, demanding, invalidated 
Esoteric Description: Soul quality, self realization, heart radiated leadership, God’s will, Festival of Heart and Soul


Virgo
Exoteric Description:
Assisting, logical, nervous, mentally active, problem solver, critical, virtuous 
Esoteric Description: Womb of Time, nurturing mother of hidden reality, Guardian of the Christ Principle, Founder of Matriarch, synthesis of feminine aspects 


Libra
Exoteric Description: Lover, idealistic, dependent, social, charming, projecting, harmonizer, self conscious 
Esoteric Description: Pristine balance of matter and spirit, spiritual energy on lower levels, Sign of Intuitive Perception, ‘Super Mind’ the mind responsive to the voice of God

Scorpio
Exoteric Description:
Intense, confronting, compulsive, private, possessive, confrontational, moody, transformative, sign of death, desiring 
Esoteric Description: Magnetic energy, Divine Sacrifice, illumination of intellect through soul light, Dweller on the Threshold, transmutation of material desire into spiritual desire

Sagittarius 
Exoteric Description:
Adventurous, searching, spontaneous, reactive, active, intelligent, comedic, unpredictable, blunt, optimistic 
Esoteric Description: The Coming One, controls the negative dweller, early stages of soul consciousness, flies on the wings of the soul 

Capricorn
Exoteric Description:
Reticent, disciplined, workaholic, obsessive, unrelenting, committed, reliable, mature, old soul
Esoteric Description: Sign of mystery, "doorway into life of those who know not death.“, birth of individual Christ, an intuitive sign, soul consciousness in later stages

Aquarius
Exoteric Description:
Outlandish, shocking, intelligent, unstable, detached, humanitarian, isolated, misunderstood, charismatic 
Esoteric Description: Intuitive consciousness, sign of world service, lost in light supernal, Spiritual Soul

Pisces
Exoteric Description:
Idealistic, imaginative, spiritual, frail, martyred, moody, vague, responsive, empathetic, artistic 
Esoteric Description: World Saviour, blending of soul and form, releaser of imprisoned life into the spirit, instrument of divine love



All buddhas have the same one reality-body, a body of infinite range, a body of boundless qualities, a body with no limit in the world, a body undefiled by the realms of desire, form, or formlessness, a body manifested at will, an impartial, pure body that is neither real nor unreal, an indestructible body with no coming or going, no compounding, a body of the inherent essence of phenomena (emptiness), of one form which is formless, an omnipresent body without position or location, a body of boundless forms produced by free psychic transformations, a body of all kinds of manifestations entering universally into everything, a body of skillful employment of subtle truth, a body of a treasury of knowledge illumining everywhere, a body showing the equality of phenomena, a body pervading the cosmos, a body of eternal purity without movement or discrimination, neither existent nor non-existent, a body manifest in accord with the various interests and understandings of all beings capable of being edified, which is not an expedient yet not inexpedient, neither perishes nor does not perish, a body born of the treasury of all virtues, a body of True Thusness, containing all the teachings of the buddhas, a body free from obstruction, its fundamental nature absolutely still, a body in which all qualities of non-obstruction are developed, a body omnipresent in all realms of pure principle, a body omnipresent in all worlds in multiple forms, a body of universal comprehension, free from clinging to objects, free from regression, forever liberated, imbued with omniscience. This is the ninth mighty quality of buddhas.

Avatamsaka Sutra - Flower Ornament Scripture 928, 929

Note on the image: Dharmakaya Samantabhadra

Things that amuse me: imagining Darcy visiting each of the nine realms and then ranking each one like she’s leaving a review on Trip Advisor:

Muspelheim: Volcanoes!!!! Also humid as heck. Pretty sure I’m stuck with poofy poodle hair for life now. 4 stars.

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These are all @happymaskshoppe related

Mutton slapped the mask salesman on the back if you’re wondering. He’s trying to be friendly…

While spirit work is really a category of its own, it’s important to have a basic understanding of what local spirits are and how they function. Having the ability to detect spiritual energy and identify it’s source is a great way to get started. I’ll start off by saying the spiritual realm is virtually endless, but there are some common “categories” spirits can be placed in.

Every culture has recognized the spiritual realm in some form, but for this purpose, I’m going to break them down into a few standard categories. I’ll be talking specifically about local spirits in the sense that these beings are not omnipresent. They move through the world far differently than us, but they still are required to travel or may be bound to a specific location.

  • Natural Spirits (elements)
  • Dream Spirits
  • Non-Natural Spirits
  • Ghosts

Natural Spirits

Natural spirits are, quite simply, those that reside in nature. Their energy is of the earth and its elements. Natural spirits come in many forms and shapes and are mostly found in large parks and other areas that still retain their natural form. These spirits are like wild animals, and should be treated with reverence and respect. They will never enter your home, and if you respect their natural environment you may be rewarded with a visit from them. They come in many forms, often depending on where they are found. They may appear as an animal, or a special type of plant not usually found in the area.


Dream Spirits

Dream spirits exist only in the dream realm. You can access them through methods of astral projection and lucid dreaming. They will often act as guides or keepers of wisdom, and will often keep a form that you would be willing to accept. Some see these spirits as loved ones who have passed away, or maybe a talking animal. If you begin learning lucid dreaming, try to identify a character that appears in your dreams often. They will not be the focus of the dream, but if you are able to break into a lucid state and approach them they may reveal themselves to you.


Non-Natural Spirits

Non-natural spirits are those who reside in this world but are not of this world. They take many, many forms and often perform specific functions. Non-natural spirits will most often not contact you or take you seriously in any way unless you have something to offer. This can be used to your advantage, though. For example, I use a non-natural spirit for protection. The way our agreement works is that they will alert me to the presence of a supernatural threat, and be able to feed on that threat without exception. This works well both ways since I am protected, and the spirit is getting the energy it needs. Use caution when interacting with non-natural spirits, as they may have their own motivation on approaching you. Keep things very specific, and don’t make any agreements until you are fully comfortable with them.


Ghosts

Ghosts are layman's terms for ancestral spirits. They were at one point human, and for some reason stay behind. Some just want to live as they did when they were alive, but others have different motivations to saying such as seeing a loved one accomplish something, or to protect them. The reason I use the term ghost is that in order to work with them, you don’t necessarily have to be related. As long as you can connect with them on something, whether it be an actual family member, location, or any other factor, they may be inclined to assist you.

Vishnu in his dream state

In a small, dark corner of the spiritual realm, a form of Lord Vishnu reclines and exhales billions of temporary universes with each breath. 

Image from Pinterest



Num canto pequeno e escuro do reino espiritual, uma forma do Senhor Vishnu se reclina e exala biliões de universos temporários a cada respiração.


Look, and it can’t be seen.
Listen, and it can’t be heard.
Reach, and it can’t be grasped.
Above, it isn’t bright.
Below, it isn’t dark.
Seamless, unnameable,
it returns to the realm of nothing.
Form that includes all forms,
image without an image,
subtle, beyond all conception.
Approach it and there is no beginning;
follow it and there is no end.
You can’t know it, but you can be it,
at ease in your own life.
Just realize where you come from:
this is the essence of wisdom.
—  Tao Te Ching v14
Night Swan

Summary: Emma is a night owl, and in no way a morning person. Her strange sleep schedule amuses Killian, and he finds it quite charming. 

Word Count: 1,135

There are things about Emma Swan that will always fascinate him. Her tattoo, for instance, which he still hasn’t heard the story behind. Why exactly she prefers hot chocolate to coffee. He himself quite preferred espresso, though his first experience with it left him wired and Emma cracking up.

However, at the top of a very long list of things that confused him, her sleep schedule got to him the most. As far as Killian knew, the circadian rhythm was a phenomenon that crossed realms and affected all life forms, at least all the ones he had encountered. Well, almost all life forms. All but Emma Swan.

He had first realized it when he started sticking around the sheriff’s station, acting like he had stuff to get done, but really just following her around like a lovesick puppy (lovesick pirate).  She worked through the day, and when at 9pm she didn’t show any signs of stopping, he figured maybe he should say something.

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40 days of positivity
• day thirty-four: seven things i absolutely love about Once Upon A Time → number four

the scenery
Was this only an excuse for me to use a colourful psd? Maybe.
I am fascinated by the scenery in Once Upon A Time. I know it’s nothing extraordinary, but I find myself staring in awe at the woods and the mountains and the sea, the insides of the castles and the streets of Storybrooke. Be it an actual filming location or CGI, I like to see how the various realms take form and get real.

Look, and it can’t be seen.
Listen, and it can’t be heard.
Reach, and it can’t be grasped.

Above, it isn’t bright.
Below, it isn’t dark.

Seamless, unnamable,
it returns to the realm of nothing.

Form that includes all forms,
image without an image,
subtle, beyond all conception.

Approach it and there is no beginning;
follow it and there is no end.

You can’t know it, but you can be it,
at ease in your own life.

Just realize where you come from:
this is the essence of wisdom.

—  Lao Tzu
NASA's James Webb Space telescope primary mirror fully assembled

The 18th and final primary mirror segment is installed on what will be the biggest and most powerful space telescope ever launched.

The final mirror installation Wednesday at NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland marks an important milestone in the assembly of the agency’s James Webb Space Telescope.

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Are you ready for some divine inspiration? Coming up at the end of July we will be doing one long week of godly fandom fun with KamiAso Week! (Yay!)

Votes are in and our week will be as follows:

Day One: Greek Mythology
       Misfortune
       Prophecy

Day Two: Japanese Mythology
       Nature
       Family

Day Three: Norse Mythology
       Promises
       Pranks

Day Four: Egyptian Mythology
       Judgment
       Wall

Day Five: Cinderella
       Costume
       Glass Slipper

Day Six: Human World
       First Date
       Technology

Day Seven: Divine Realms
       God form
       Tradition

Participants are free to choose to use the theme of the day for whatever they want to create, or focus on one of the prompts, or do some awesome combination of all of the above. There’s no limits on what kind of fandom you have to create - fic, art, edits, a six page examination of why Thoth kabe-dons people? Yes please! Anything you make, we wanna see it! Participate for as many or as few days as you’d like. It’s all about fun and fandom love.

I’ll be posting a reminder in the main tags as well as our event tag #kamiasoweek once we get closer so feel free to track whichever works best for you.

Let’s get ready to have some fun!