Super ominous sounding however actually one of the most selfless, awe-inspiring, beautiful and illuminating experiences and a journey I feel we are all traversing in 2020 both on an individual level and definitely as a society.
"Waking up is an endless losing what you think you know, like a wave of destruction that leaves nothing, but what is true." —Unmani
The loss of self is an ongoing work, as mentioned in this first collections' description. Though 'Ego Death' is the popular term the ego can never really die, but it is very real and it is controlling your life. There is no ego as an entity; there is only the soul that can become ego by becoming structured with mental forms. Ego death is essentially an experience of embodying your true nature completely (or returning back to who you really are), temporarily. Whether through the use of psychedelics, meditation, spellwork, or other self-awareness practices - including, therapy - the goal is to reach a higher plane of being, accepting and melding into the true natural state that everything exists in and understanding that you are not separate from that.
The ego is what shapes your perception that you are other, apart from everything else that exists and it makes us suffer so deeply. This quest for "the meaning of life" or "are we alone in the universe" stems from this imagined separation. The division of experiences into love/hate and 'this not that' ultimately fuel a rejection of ourselves and creates our 'shadow self' our true essence sad and angry and locked away from expression. It's as much in how we define ourselves by the things we love (family members, friends, pets and things) as those we hate. Letting go of things we hate and things we love in order to meld with everything on the same level field is a difficult process but one that brings such freedoms if you can do the work.
Life is chaos and constant adjustment. I've found that surrounding myself with reminders of that ever present work help to catch me in my tracks when that sense of otherness appears. It is my hope that these beautiful expressions of light can be a talisman of reminder to you as well.
Think of it this way... whatever you are not changing, you are choosing. Why choose to limit yourself and others?