“Remember, in the vast infinity of life, all is perfect, whole, and complete… and so are you.” ~ Louise L. Hay
As we move through life, we often falter in viewing our journey as linear – identifying it as having a beginning, a middle, and an end. We focus on progress and moving forward through stages – completing one and moving on to the next, without taking into account that our world is actually cyclical. Our experiences are, in fact, revisited time and time again, but from different perspectives. By allowing ourselves to view life in a cyclical sense, we no longer focus on the “end”. Instead, we are able to embrace and enjoy each experience as it happens – moving from one season to the next and back again. Even after we perish, our vessels are returned to the earth to become part of new life, and our ideas and experiences are passed on for generations to come, thus making our existence, well, infinite. This perpetual cycle of renewal and infinity is most commonly depicted as the widely-known serpent eating its own tail – Ouroboros.
Ouroboros originates from the ancient Greek oura, meaning “tail”, and boros, meaning “devour”, and is one of the oldest mystical symbols worldwide. Its image has been spotted in ancient works from Greece, Egypt, India, Europe, North and Central America, and Japan. It really is astounding how all of these civilizations generated their own versions of the same concept long before communication between them was possible. While their illustrations vary in cultural style, they all share similar meanings: the cycle of life, death and rebirth, life continuity, creation out of destruction, self-sufficiency of nature, unity, harmony, wholeness and infinity. In alchemy, Ouroboros represents the spirit of Mercury, a substance which permeates all matter, and thus connects all physical elements. Alchemists also perceive the serpent as not so much devouring, but more so as enveloping itself. The tail, representing the past, may appear to disappear, but it is really moving into an inner domain of reality; though it may vanish from view, it still very much exists. In the same respect, we are encouraged to envelope our own past, thus turning ourselves into circulatory processes. In doing so, we achieve harmony of opposites, unity of conscious and unconscious mind, birth from death, wholeness and immortality.
Here at Magic-Flight, cyclical life is witnessed as we embark on each new project. Our knowledge and experiences from previous tasks contribute to new ones. Products such as our Power Adapter and Muad-dib evolve over time, as older versions give way to newer, better models. Continuing on the same philosophy, we commonly practice up-cycling with our Artisan Launch Boxes, Exotic Wood Pendants and, most recently, with our new Whip Clips. These stylish and handy little clips are fashioned from wooden scraps that may otherwise have been discarded – yet another example of creation out of destruction – life out of death, so to speak. When coiled using Whip Clips, our Whips even resemble Ouroboros, as ends are connected to create circular and lemniscate forms.
Hand-carved, sanded and coated with beeswax, our Whip Clips feature a laser-etched coil design on one side and our signature Magic-Flight glyph on the other. Whether they are coiling your Water Pipe Whips for use with our Orbiter, or simply coiling a standard Draw Whip to accompany your Launch Box or Muad-dib, our new Whip Clips are ideal for a tidier, more aesthetically-pleasing vaping experience.
Although they are not yet available for stand-alone purchase, we currently offer them as an add-on option with the purchase of an Orbiter, a 2 ft. Draw Whip, or a 3 ft. Draw Whip. Check out our new Whip Clips today and make them part of your cyclical life experience.