The true sign
of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
- Albert Einstein
I could rattle off Einstein's magnificent quotes
until the cows come home. He was not only a brilliant scientist
but one of the world's most dynamic and prolific philosophers
and free-thinkers. Every one of his sayings is a majestic gem
of wisdom and one cannot help but marvel at the meaning behind
Besides, the aformentioned quote above, another
of his quotes that I greatly favour is: "The most beautiful
thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source
of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is
a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt
in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed." Pure
If you have not taken the opportunity to read
Importance of Imagination in Magick" by
Gwendolyn Lewis, I urge you to read it as it will, if true to
yourself, help you re-evaluate your own magical path. No less
inspirating was my good friend High Priest Helel's article on
and my own Dragonfly's article on Fostering
a Healthy Imagination in Pagan Children.
is the Key to the mysterious. It unlocks the door to countless
What good is
intellect and intelligence if you have NO Imagination. I recall
a Gothi I knew and associated with who stated in front of others,
and even wrote whilst critiquing an article that I was writing,
that he did not believe in Magic and Mysticism. I assume he
believes that there is a logical reason for everything and as
a follower of an ancient religion you just have to accept.
there would be NO invention. Without imagination NO great literary,
poetic or music work would be produced and the Artist would
still be staring at a blank canvas.
My dear departed
mother always told her children and grand-children: "whatever
you put your mind to you can achieve." It is a statement
often echoed by my Dragonfly's father, Gerald, whenever someone
seeks out his counsel. If I am ever in earshot and hear him
make this statement, I smile and walk away warmly thinking about
my beloved mother.
man named Martin Luther King started a historical speech with
the statement: "I had a Dream ... " but what exactly
is a dream? Is it only the land of make believe, myths, mysticism
and illusion? No it is the World of the Imagination.
As I recently
wrote in an "about" page on The NEW
Radio site, "I was born with mild Asperger's Syndrome,
but it never deterred me from learning social skills and coping
mechanisms to help me sail through the rough oceans of life.
I had a brain and an intellect and a deep passion and talent
for everything artistic: Poetry, Art, Illustration, Music, Writing,
Sculpture. Anything I put my mind to I could not only succeed
at but was, modesty forbid, rather good at."
Above all this
I have an Imagination and the ability to Visualise and to put
ideas into Action because I have a Dream! One of my own quotes
is as follows: "To be able to Create; to be creative is
a BLESSING! To be able to share with others this talent is the
Now, some readers
out there may be thinking, that The Wayfinder, has climbed on
his high horse again, and patting himself on the back ... well,
gee, I am damn proud of what I have achieved thus far in my
life and if no-one else is prepared to pat me on the back ...
well, I can do it myself. After all, this is my Editorial and
Druid's Dreaming event is another dream of mine, a concept
that I have had planned many years ago and a Festival Event
that WILL Happen even if it kills me. I have many imaginative
ideas. I am current finetuning a Music Duo containing my Dragonfly
and her daughter Butterfly Rose, and in so doing helping Butterfly
Rose fulfil her dream of being a singer and actress. I currently
manage the duo which has been called Witch Mob. A few years
ago, I even came up with the concept of a "Viking"
Opera but that was pooh-poohed by the aforementioned Gothi.
me to a little complaint which I will mention briefly. Why is
it that people love to put pins into other people's ballons?
Why is it that people are so callous, malicious and vindictive
that they wish to destroy other people's dreams and even life.
Recently, I was informed that a few rumours have been circulated
about me (nothing new there) and The Ancient Ways Incorporated
and The Druid's Dreaming event. Some people have even contacted
a few of the performers that I have booked for the event with
As I mentioned
in my own yahoo forum group:
"Information at hand has revealed the
source of the detractors. Do these
detractors think that contacting my performers would not have
at least one or
two of them revealing the source or even forwarding the actual
email they sent
the performer to me.
Intentionally Interfering With Business is a Criminal
Offense especially when
government money may be involved, as I have submitted and have
an extremely good
chance of getting, various Government Funded Grants. For those
attempted to interfere, there could be severe legal ramifications
Druid's Dreaming Will Go Ahead!
I know WHO you are and hiding behind pseudonyms like
"Gemma Jamieson" will not help you, and I also know
who the well-known South Australian Pagan identity who contacted
one of the lead acts is as well!"
So this is to all the detractors out there ... please be
careful ... as it might come back to bite you on the bum!
Now, that I have got that out of my system. What I am trying
to say is don't be afraid to pursue your Dreams. Let your imagination
take you to NEW Levels of Endless Possibilities. Allow your
Imagination and Dreams to Soar on the Wings of Giant Eagles.
As the Brilliant Albert Einstien would say:
is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
If you want
to change the world my friends change your thinking first.
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