Refusal of the Call

“Refusal of the summons converts the adventure into its negative.  Walled in boredom, hard work, or “culture,” the subject loses the power of significant affirmative action and becomes a victim to be saved.

…. His flowering world becomes a wasteland of dry stones and his life feels meaningless – even though, like King Minos, he may through titanic effort succeed in building an empire of renown.  Whatever house he builds, it will be a house of death: a labyrinth of cyclopean walls to hide from him his Minotaur.  All he can do is create new problems for himself and await the gradual approach of his disintegration.

      “Because I have called and ye refused … I also  ……1000 faces, pg 49

The myths and folktales of the whole world make clear that the refusal is essentially a refusal to give up what one takes to be one’s own interest.         1000 faces, pg 49

… if one is oneself one’s god, then God himself, the will of God, the power that would destroy one’s egocentric system, becomes a monster.1000 faces, pg 50

WILLED INTROVERSION, IN FACT, IS ONE OF THE CLASSIC IMPLEMENTS OF CREATIVE GENIUS … 1000 faces, pg 53

Religion –     …. Koran: “Well able is Allah to save.”  1000 faces, pg 56

If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you.  If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.

The Gospel of Thomas

Do not run away; let go. Do not seek, for it will come when least expected.