I THINK THAT I WILL STRETCH THIS CREED ANNUALLY.  ADDITIONS WILL BE ADDED TO THE BOTTOM.

THE TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED:

A DEEP THOUGHT IS NOT SOMETIMES, SO, DEEP, AS THE MAN WHO DEEPLY THOUGHT IT.

THEREFORE

IT IS NOT THE DEEPNESS OF THOUGHT, BUT MORESO, THE CAPABILITY TO THINK DEEPLY ON IT.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

WISDOM IS NOT ATTAINED, IT IS REMEMBERED, & THUS, A PHILOSOPHER REMEMBERS WELL, & HAS BECOME DEEP ON THINKING ABOUT SIMPLE THINGS.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

A CHANGING MIND IS WISE,

AS CHANGE IS NATURE’S CONSTANT.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

TO IMAGINE IS TO CREATE IS TO LEARN BY ONES OWN IMAGINING.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

ARTISTIC IN IMAGINING THOUGHT.

SCIENTIFIC IN DISSECTING THOUGHT.

MECHANIC IN ADJUSTING THOUGHT.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

FLUIDITY & NOT STERNNESS.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

‘BEING’ WHILST WHITTLING WITH THOUGHT PATIENTLY FOR ‘BECOMING’.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

CONQUER SO THAT ALL MAY.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

THIS-NESS IS IS-NESS IS I-AM-NESS.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

WHAT ONCE WAS, ALWAYS IS, AND IS, IS WHAT ONCE WAS.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

FRUSTRATION WILL CAUSE A MAN TO CANCER,

CANCER WILL CAUSE A MAN TO GROW,

AND THIS IS THE HIGHEST VIRTUE.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

GIVE ME SELF-EVOLUTION OR GIVE ME DEATH.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

I WILL SORT OUT THIS HELL THAT ALL PRETEND TO BE NOT IN.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

THERE IS NO WRONG WHEN WRONG IS UNDERSTOOD.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

SECRET ENLIGHTENMENT IS FOR THE MAVERICK,

SHARED ENLIGHTENMENT IS FOR THE HERO.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

TO REVOLT ONES SELF IS TO ESPY ONES SELF

IS TO REVOLUTIONIZE ONES SELF.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

RIGHTEOUSNESS IS DEPENDABLE ON INTENTION.

INTENTION IS DEPENDABLE ON MORAL.

MORAL IS DEPENDABLE ON WISDOM.

WISDOM IS DEPENDABLE ON THINKING.

THINKING IS DEPENDABLE ON SELF.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

THERE IS CHRIST, THERE IS BUDDHA,

THERE IS ZOROASTER, THERE IS RUMI,

THERE IS YOU,

WHO THEY ARE ALL TELLING TO BECOME THEM.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

IT IS INVISIBLE, BUT THERE IS A MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

THE WORLD’S TONGUE IS IN SYMBOLS AND NOT SOUND;

AS SHE IS A MATTER-CREATOR.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

WHEN SLEEPING WITH A SMILE BECOMES STEADY, HEAVEN IS NIGH.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

WHEN ONE VALUES A SECRET MORE THAN THE SPILLING OF IT FOR PLEASURE,

KARMIC VIRTUE PAYS IT’S REWARD.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

THE ONE WHO WALKS THE LINE OF CONVICTION & FORGIVENESS,

WALKS THE LINE OF ASCENT.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

FROM THE DARK CAVES OF THE PAST,

WE HAVE FINALLY ARRIVED.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

ONE SHOULD NOT TALK TOO MUCH, BUT NOT TOO LITTLE, EITHER.

MIDDLE-NESS IS THE RELIGION OF THE WISE.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

WITH INTRIGUE COMES THOUGHT,

WITH THOUGHT COMES INTELLIGENCE,

AND INTELLIGENCE IS THE VIRTUE OF THE LOGOS.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

INTEL. IS MY AMMO.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

ALL ARE MESSIAHS, UNBEKNOWNST.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

THE CAMOUFLAGED MOUNTAIN CAN BE ESPIED.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

FOR THE VERY-MORAL, SOME MORALS MUST BE DISGUISED OR HIDDEN.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

TRUTH IS THE MARROW,

LIKE THE BONE MARROW THAT PRODUCES THE WHITE BLOOD CELLS FOR COMBAT.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

CURIOSITY IS THE SKELLETON KEY.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

IF A STILL POND IS THE TRUTH, THEN THE LIES ARE ALL OF THE RIPPLES THAT ARE CAUSED BY THE RAIN.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

AN IMAGINING MIND IS A HEALTHY MIND FILLED WITH FRUITS.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

CONVICT TRUTHFULLY & A NEW WORLD FOR YOU WILL MANIFEST.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

NOTHING HIDES FROM KARMIC LAW,

NOT EVEN YOUR INVISIBLE INTENTIONS.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

OUR RELIGIONS, TOO, WILL BECOME LOST LIKE THE GREEKS.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

ENVY IS WEAKNESS,

PITY IS POWER.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

“I CANNOT” IS TRADEMARKED BY THE DEVIL.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

LIKEN TO LIGHTNING, IS THOUGHT.

LIKEN TO LIGHTNING, IS MEMORY.

LIKEN TO LIGHTNING, IS REALIZATION.

ALL HAIL ZEUS, THE LIGHTNING GOD.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

YOUR SOUL KNOWS MORE THAN YOU KNOW.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

A PERSONAL SPIRIT IS ALWAYS OVERHEAD.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

TO SELF-GOVERN IS TO CROWN YOURSELF AS KING.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

A POOR MAN ON THE STREET WHO FEELS LIKE A KING IS SUPERIOR TO A KING WHO FEELS NOT LIKE A KING IN A PALACE.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

THE MUSCLE OF MIND SUPERCEDES THE IMPORTANCE OF THE MUSCLES THAT HOLD YOU TOGETHER.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

WHEN ONE DOES NOT KNOW, TO PRETEND WILL BE HIS DOWNFALL.

WHEN ONE DOES NOT KNOW, TO ADMIT WILL BE HIS EVOLUTION.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

WHEN ONES EGO COMES BEFORE ONES TRUTH, ONES HIGH-HORSE IS TREADING DOWNHILL.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

IGNORANCE IS DECIMATED CONSCIOUSNESS.

EVEN WHEN ONE IS CONSCIOUS OF HIS IGNORANCE.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

ONE WHOSE OWN SPEECH IS NOT IN ACCORD WITH ONES OWN HEART, IS LIKEN TO A GHOST THAT NO EYE CAN TELL OF.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

IF ONLY THIS BODY WAS TRANSPARENT, AND TRUTH PRODUCED THE HUE – MOST ALL WOULD WISH TO BE SEEN.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

NOTHING IS GREEN OF BLUE OR YELLOW.

THESE ARE PETTY LABELS THAT BLANKET IS-NESS.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

TO SEE THE LOST DEITY IN THE EYES OF EVIL IS THE ONLY ROUTE OF MASTERY FOR DIVINE FORGIVENESS.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

PRAYER IS NOTHING MORE THAN WORD-MAGICK.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

LIFE IS MUCH LIKE THE DEVOLVING CIGARETTE, AND THE SMOKE IS THE EVERLASTING SPIRIT.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

LIKE BRANCHES ON AN OAK, ARE OUR LIMBS.

AND THESE FEET ARE THE ROOTS TO THE EARTH.

[THIS IS A TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S CREED.]

-Jack O’Lantern