A usually sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature or meaning of something : an intuitive grasp of reality through something (as an event) usually simple and striking : an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure.
Throughout time and through many cultures we can weave and bend through the many oral traditions and myths as texts and individuals who highlight this time of the year. Any culture or religion has stories to share; the never-ending story of light, shadow and darkness play with us: the sun, moon, and the stars. The quiet cave where the fire of our ancestors speaks to us, this is the epiphany!!
Last night I read some more from the book Madame Blavatsky: The Mother of Modern Spirituality, A Biography by Gary Lachman. It was some thirty-two years ago when this woman opened my eyes to worlds I only dreamed of; as inkling, wanderings and pondering. I have traveled and wandered through many a spiritual journey and coming back towards her, this Epiphany of 2014 (2016) (2023), makes me realize that in truth she has never left my curious side.
Gary Lachman’s book is not an easy book to follow. He walks with us through so many chums and characters that it is more of a reference book than an easy reading biography. Yet, it can be both enjoyed and a challenge.
True to the motif of my own religiosity, I find myself aligned directly to a quote from Lachman’s book,
The central message is that the dull, dead, mechanical universe which a triumphant modern science was applauding as the height of human consciousness, was, quite simply, false, and that the world was infinitely more mysterious, more fascinating, and more alive than what the Huxley, Tyndall, and others believed. The ancients knew that and built a deeper, more profound science on that belief, a science that Blavatsky was here to revive.Gary Lachman
Happy Epiphany 2023… a call to consciousness !