Half of me for growth; The other, for decay - Segovia Amil
“Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is.” -CG Jung
"A billion stars go spinning through the night, glittering above your head, But in you is the presence that will be when all the stars are dead." -Rainer Maria Rilke
The first phase of the rites of passage often includes a detachment or "cutting away" from the former self, which is signified in symbolic actions and rituals.
Where the transcendent breaks into time.
[...] suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and he went up to heaven in a whirlwind.
What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal. -Friedrich Nietzsche
Macbeth shall never vanquish'd be until / Great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane hill / Shall come against him!
"Now the reason of all this queerness was simple: the oldest of all the sand-sorcerers lived in that cove, Psamathists as the sea-people call them in their splashing language. Psamathos Psamathides was this one's name, or so he said, and a great fuss he made about the proper pronunciation. But he was a wise old thing, and all sorts of strange folk came to see him." -JRR Tolkien, Roverandom
As above, so below.
Apophenia is the human tendency to see patterns that do not actually exist.