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With much love, Serpentrio Arquila

Friday, January 21, 2011

more on mirror awareness

Mirror shares the same root as miracle:
mid-12c., from O.Fr. miracle, from L. miraculum "object of wonder" (in Church L., "marvelous event caused by God"), from mirari "to wonder at," from mirus "wonderful," from*smeiros, from PIE *(s)mei- "to smile, be astonished" (cf. Skt. smerah "smiling," Gk. meidan "to smile," O.C.S. smejo "to laugh;" see smile).

Other words from this root are mire, admire, mirabile, mirage, mirth...

early 15c., "to divert, to turn aside, deflect," from O.Fr. reflecter (14c.), from L. reflectere (see reflection). Of mirrors or polished surfaces, to shine back light rays or images, 1520s; meaning "to turn one's thoughts back on" is c.1600. 

An astute person might notice that our ability to reflect has become a reflex; i.e. automatic, unconscious.

Recall the chapter "Breaking the Mirror of Self-reflection" in Power of Silence by Castaneda.
" A sorcerers' increased energy, derived from the curtailment of their self-reflection, allows 
their senses a greater range of perception. The only worthwhile course of action, whether for 
sorcerers or average men, is to restrict our involvement with our self-image. What a nagual 
aims at with his apprentices is the shattering of their mirror of self-reflection.

Each of us has a different degree of attachment to his self-reflection. And that attachment is 
felt as need. It is possible for sorcerers, or average men, to need no one, to get peace, 
harmony, laughter, knowledge, directly from the spirit--to need no intermediaries. For you 
and for me, its different. I'm your intermediary and my teacher was mine. Intermediaries, 
besides providing a minimal chance--the awareness of intent --help shatter peoples mirrors 
of self-reflection."

I have discussed the importance of words and the green language. Perhaps one can now imagine that
those who have had knowledge of the mirror nature of the Universe have encoded that knowledge in
language. Ancient languages were often written from right to left. Da Vinci used mirror writing.
Others hid words or phrases in words that can be read differently backwards (anadrome) or words read
the same forwards or backwards (palindromes) and words read the same upside-down (ambigrams)...


  1. Jiddu Krishnamurti telling a joke...

    “There are three monks, who had been sitting in deep meditation for many years amidst the Himalayan snow peaks, never speaking a word, in utter silence. One morning, one of the three suddenly speaks up and says, ‘What a lovely morning this is.’ And he falls silent again. Five years of silence pass, when all at once the second monk speaks up and says, ‘But we could do with some rain.’ There is silence among them for another five years, when suddenly the third monk says, ‘Why can’t you two stop chattering?”