The effects of the past
on the present can be recognised
in the unconscious persistence
of our earliest psychological impressions.
And if the future enters into us
long before it happens, as is sometimes
supposed, then it too must also be in part present.
The past is not a dead thing fit only to be shunned,
nor the future an empty void awaiting fulfilment.
The past and present contain consequences
which both reflect and project.
And if the event in time be circular,
rather than linear, then we can
also add the future to this equation.
NUANCES OF NICOLL
The Keys to Heaven
Psychologist, Maurice Nicoll studied under Fourth Way exponents G.I Gurdjieff and P.D. Ouspensky, and presented his own philosophy in a series of works published during the Mid Twentieth Century.
In his seminal work, Living Time… he makes no bones about insisting that the psychological states and concepts that he is expounding, and their utilisation, are ancient and stretch back through Christianity, Judaism, the Greek Philosophers, and on into the mysterious climes of Pre-Dynastic Egypt…
In re-presenting these ideas as a series of poetic explorations, author and essayist, Stuart France uncovers a series of links with the Mediaeval Traditions of the Northmen, and the Matter of Britain!
What is the original story of our week? How does the moon harrow hell? Prepare to be enthralled, entertained, educated, and enlightened, as new light is shed on the enigmatic figures of Wotan, Merlin, and King Arthur.
They do not write books like this anymore if indeed they ever did!