An introduction to the Lunar Nodes, by Anthony Damiani:

That the universe has a structure, a flowing one, is a modern scientific `fact'. And that there is `something' that flows may be included in that notion. Consequently the reality that we live in, and that we are — thinking, feeling, willing — and all that perception reveals, is also part of that whole. We are of that very substance which includes all possible arrangements of itself — even denial. This cosmic order is equivalent to what the ancients called Intellect; and further, we as its offspring, are directly related to it, as the warp and woof of our very being . . . physical, emotional, mental .. .

Invocatory Prelude:

The following is a portion of the "Invocatory Prelude" of Astronoesis by Anthony Damiani. We feel that all of Anthony's wisdom and understanding can be found in the Invocation, albiet in a very condensed form.  Please note that if you would like to hear Anthony speak this invocation, you can find a recording of it on our file download section in our "Members only" section of the website.

Whenever I have used the term "the center of his being," I have referred to a state of meditation, to an experience which is felt at a certain stage. The very art of meditation is a drawing inwards and the finer, the more delicate, the subtler this in drawing becomes, and the closer it is to this central point of consciousness. But from the point of view of philosophy, meditation and its experiences are not the ultimate goal--although they may help in preparing one for that goal. In that goal there is no kind of center to be felt nor any circumference either--one is without being localized anywhere with reference to the body, one is both in the body and in the Overself. There is then no contradiction between the two.   

The Notebooks of Paul Brunton (#25670)

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That the universe has a structure, a flowing one, is a modern scientific `fact'. And that there is `something' that flows may be included in that notion. Consequently the reality that we live in, and that we are — thinking, feeling, willing — and all that perception reveals, is also part of that whole. We are of that very substance which includes all possible arrangements of itself — even denial. This cosmic order is equivalent to what the ancients called Intellect; and further, we as its offspring, are directly related to it, as the warp and woof of our very being . . . physical, emotional, mental .. .

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Class Transcript (PB Class)  from September 8, 1984 "What is Philosophy? and the Sage" 

Slow but steady progress is being made in the archiving of the materials left by Anthony Damiani to Wisdom’s Goldenrod.  From time to time we will share with you some gems we find as we make our way through the archiving process.  Here is one class transcript from 1984 on the topics of “What is Philosophy?” and “The Sage”.

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