|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Pagan and Christian Creeds by Edward Carpenter:
(1899), p. 177.
 The Golden Bough, vol. ii, p. 79.
 Natural and Moral History of the Indies. London (1604).
 See Markham's Rites and laws of the Incas, p. 27.
Moving from Peru to China (instead of 'from China
to Peru') we find that "the Chinese pour wine (a very
general substitute for blood) on a straw image of Confucius,
and then all present drink of it, and taste the sacrificial
victim, in order to participate in the grace of Confucius."
[Here again the Corn and Wine are blended in one rite.]
And of Tartary Father Grueber thus testifies: "This only
Pagan and Christian Creeds
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Touchstone by Edith Wharton:
about life that are supposed to be the crowning grace of girlhood.
This very competence, which gave her a touching reasonableness,
made Glennard's situation more difficult than if he had aspired to
a princess bred in the purple. Between them they asked so little--
they knew so well how to make that little do--but they understood
also, and she especially did not for a moment let him forget, that
without that little the future they dreamed of was impossible.
The sight of her photograph quickened Glennard's exasperation. He
was sick and ashamed of the part he was playing. He had loved her
now for two years, with the tranquil tenderness that gathers depth
and volume as it nears fulfilment; he knew that she would wait for
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Hermione's Little Group of Serious Thinkers by Don Marquis:
And, really, with practice, I think I am going
to manage it so that I can turn it off and on -- if
you get what I mean -- almost at will.
Because, you know, in certain costumes that look
will be QUITE unbecoming.
Quite out of Harmony. And Inner Beauty only
comes through Inner Harmony, doesn't it?
Harmony! Harmony! Oh, to be in accord with
Nearly every night before I go to bed I ask my-
self, "have I vibrated in tune with the Infinite to-