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Occasionally I wandered in where I was not wanted and gave truthful answers.
Sometimes I even did it deliberately. A little disruption now can prevent disaster later.
Richard Smoley

Dreaming

Esoteric teachings suggest that, rather than being 'illusory' compared to the 'real' world of waking life, the dream world is indeed real. Some traditions, like those of the Australian aborigines, even suggest that the forms of the 'Dreamtime' underpin earthly reality.
— Richard Smoley from “Are Dreams for Real?”, Gnosis № 22, Winter 1992
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Heroic

However heroic the virtues of the saint may be, the scoundrel has a bit of the hero in him too.
— Richard Smoley from “Choose Your Saints Wisely”, Gnosis № 24, Summer 1992
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❝As long as we lie to ourselves…❞

As long as we lie to ourselves, the Trickster will be with us. He'll show up just when we least want him, to embarrass us on a first date, to prove us fools in front of the learned company we're trying to impress, to make us miss a power breakfast with that all-important business contact.
— Richard Smoley from “My Mind Plays Tricks on Me”, Gnosis № 19, Spring 1991
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