Dream Gates

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Spiritual gravitation

posted by Robert Moss
Your own will come to you.

AE (the visionary writer and artist George Russell) summarized the law of spiritual gravitation in this phrase.  I find this a vital practical truth. He also wrote:

I found that every intense imagination, every new adventure of the intellect [is] endowed with magnetic power to attract to it its own kin. Will and desire were as the enchanter’s wand of fable, and they drew to themselves their own affinities. ..One person after another emerged out of the mass, betraying their close affinity to my moods as they were engendered.

In our lives, this plays out through chance encounters, through the dreamlike symbolism of daily events, when we turn up the right message in a book opened at random or left open by someone else on a library table. If the passions of our souls are strong enough, they may draw “lifelong comrades”.

In his beautiful little book The Candle of Vision, AE gave a personal example. When he first attempted to write verse, he immediately met a new friend, a dreaming boy “whose voice was soon to be the most beautiful voice in Irish literature” This was of course William Butler Yeats. “The concurrence of our personalities seemed mysterious and controlled by some law of spiritual gravitation.”

In his later life, AE found a soul companion in the Australian writer P.L.Travers, the author of Mary Poppins and also a deep student of the Western Mysteries and a world-class mythographer.  AE wrote to P.L.Travers about a further aspect of spiritual gravitation: “I feel I belong to a spiritual clan whose members are scattered all over the world and these are my kinsmen.”

By the way, it deserves to be better-known that the inspiration for P.L. Travers’  idea that Mary Poppins came from a star was the author’s childhood vision of her dead father transforming into a star. Another case of spiritual gravitation, working beyond the apparent barrier of death.

AE (George Russell) “A Mystical Figure”, oil in Trinity College Dublin Art Collection

 



  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Nigel

    Thank you Robert. I’m excited to be giving the first post about this blog. I have had similar experiences to what you describe here: it is a wonderful phenomenon. I particularly love the picture of the mysteriously winged boat protected and energised by the ‘other-wordly’ figure. Kind regards, your fellow-Aussie Nigel.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment maralyn burstein

    Thanks so much for this comforting quote!

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