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One Thought Fills Immensity[1]

In the Celestial Palace of the Blazing Skull[2]

I feel a Cleaving in my Mind as if my Brain has Split, I

Try to match it, Seam by Seam but cannot make them Fit[3]

Man, though High may be his station – is no Better than his Thoughts[4]

His Brain is Simmering and Bubbling within the Cracking Tenement of the Skull[5]

Ordinary Mind includes Eternal Perceptions – Observe what’s Vivid, notice what you

Notice, Catch yourself Thinking, Vividness is Self-Selecting, First Thought Best Thought[6]

Emancipate yourselves from Mental Slavery – none but ourselves can Free our Minds[7]

I Embrace in a Single Thought the World of things as they are and of things

As they could have Been – and I realize that a Single System includes All[8]

Think Lovely Wonderful thoughts – and they Lift you up in the Air[9]

Consciousness Blooms like a dark drop of Ink[10]

[1] William Blake, Proverbs of Hell

[2] Padmasambhava tr. Gyurme Dorje, The Tibetan Book of the Dead

[3] Emily Dickinson, The Lost Thought

[4] Myra Viola Wilds, Thoughts

[5] James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

[6] Allen Ginsberg, Cosmopolitan Greetings

[7] Bob Marley, Redemption Song

[8] Italo Calvino tr. William Weaver, The Origin of Birds

[9] J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

[10] Vanessa Stauffer, Pygmalion

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