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"Love is the astrolabe of God's mysteries" Rumi
To our 21st century minds - the above phrase conjures up very few images or clues as to what the 13th century Sufi mystic and poet, Rumi, might have been referring to...
First off, it might help to know that an astrolabe was an ancient instrument or lens used to observe the positions of the celestial bodies (planets, stars, etc.).
However, to further explain this statement, it's crucial to know that for Rumi there was a mystical experience known as the "True Fana" or the "true passing away into the Divine."
So, in true fana - passing away into the essence and soul of one's human lover was simultaneously an experience of passing away into the mysteries of the Divine Lover...
(Actually this Sufi concept appears to smack of the much earlier Greek philosopher Plato's influence... )
Anyway... alas... according to Rumi, not all - or even most - love shared between human lovers was (or is) able to remain an experience of "true fana." There was also, alas, the experience of "false fana."
False fana occurs either when we fall in love with an illusion or when a love experience fades slowly, but surely, away into empty, misty illusion... and our yearning for the lost and missing ghost lover, that has abandoned us, then turns into mindless obsession...
Our obsession for the lost lover then leads us far, far away from the divine mysteries, our journey, and our true destination...
Good Lord, does all that sound a wee bit familiar or what?
In depth psychologist Dr. Carl G. Jung's famous clinical astrological experiments, regarding compatibility and married couples - Jung made the observation that there appears to be no one, single traditional "signature" in the birth chart that will faithfully predict who will (and who will not) fall in love and then get married.
The astrological birth chart cannot predict with total assurance who will (or who will not) fall in love, marry, and then live happily ever after...
Alas! The bad news (and the paradoxically good news) is:
If the birth chart could faithfully predict the Love Potion, then astrologers would be among the richest and most powerful people in the entire world! Thank the gods that the Love Potion is wild, irrational, and remains untamed! And it ultimately chooses to enter our limited world of time and space at moments of its own reasoning…
The Love Potion is Everywhere… The Love Potion is No where… Tell the truth… You really didn’t expect to discover the truth of the Love Potion so easily and for free on this web site… Heck, I’m a nice guy and I’m generous - but I’m not that nice or that generous...
Truth is... if I did know the full secret of the Love Potion -
then I’d be selling it for a king’s ransom…
Hints of the Potion:
(and Unheeded) Conclusion
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