The eerie sound of swords clash for worldly power, the fall of giants shake the earth blocking economic pathways and the roar of irrationalism as tidal waves suffocate the desperate. Yet when we look to the heavens there is an expanded stillness; a forgotten song that rings a reminder to contemplate an order beyond the scope of depravity, dust and shadow. It is good to know that there is more than meets the eye, for it is through conflict and strife that our egos must die.
“Our alienation from ourselves, and our ignorance are thus a just punishment of our withdrawal from existence. On the contrary, the love that the soul has for herself leads her to self-knowledge and communion with the divinity.” Ennead VI, 5, 44