Sunday, June 16, 2013

Good things to Bad People: A theory of manifesting intention from an inverse polarity.

A sensible man will remember that the eyes may be confused in two ways - by a change from light to darkness or from darkness to light; and he will recognize that the same thing happens to the soul.”



              So I wanted to write down a pseudo philosophy I'm trying to work out in my head.  If it helps you to make sense of your own world great!  If not, oh well I hope you get something good from this post (like the cool pic of Plato above).  The philosophy deals with the quality of manifestation from an inverse intention. 

             The theory is simple; selfish and misaligned intention manifests the events intended but, the end result has a real and more likely probability of the inverse thereby, good and/or spiritual.  Whereas, a good and charitable intention also manifests itself in a like event but, the end result sours into a material and/or evil.  This is a reflection of balance but, before going all esoteric I think an explanation is in order.


            Let's try two random examples from two common personality types; the "player" and the "pious". 

Spirit rises above the material elements.

         The player sets out to fulfill their lusts and desires, the manifestation of their intention often leads to guilt, disease, a feeling of emptiness, unwanted pregnancy, etc.  However, from those often arises a repentance brought by guilt, maybe a reflection, an emptiness filled, and/or a loving parent / child relationship.  In other words, Good.

Spirit is dominated by the material elements.

         The pious sets out to fulfill their spiritual drive for good, the manifestation of their intention often leads to charity, goodwill, healing, etc.  However, from those often is cultivated embezzlement, self righteousness, chastisement, and abuse of power. In other words, Evil.


         These are not new revelations and there are an infinite number of examples of intentions having, in the long run, the opposite result.  I am not preaching an "every cloud has a silver lining" or "good intentions oft turn bad" reminder.  What I am pointing to is a mastery of a Hermetic practical philosophy.  To paraphrase the thrice great Hermes, 'to try and manifest something unnaturally is more or less ridiculous but, a master can use one law against another to bring forth the intended result'.  The laws we are using against one another is polarity and rhythm.  To invest wholly in one side of any ideal including good and evil is folly because the pendulum of balance always swings to counter balance.  Therefore a swing to one end is equal to a swing in the opposite.

        Let's put this into a practical exercise format.  You have a friend, that supports his/her family, that finds themselves recently out of work.  They are struggling with paying bills and putting food on the table.  To give your friend $100 would be a great intention of charity that would ultimately lead to hurt pride and a feeling of obligation.  However, if you're like me, you may have some chores that you want to get to and just don't have the time.  Therefore a conversation with your friend could go something like this:

You - Hey, sorry to hear about your job.  Can you do me a favor?  If I give you $100 will you come over and fix my door (or whatever) and mow my grass for a couple of weeks?

Friend - Thanks, you're a good friend but, I know what you're trying to do and although I appreciate it... I'll manage.

You - You're under the impression this is charity?  I'm a good friend but, not that good.  I just thought you might have more time on your hands and I fully intend on exploiting that.  But, as a good friend, if you find something better paying during your time fixing my door and mowing my grass that's cool with me I won't hold it against you if you quit.  Think about it but, don't think too long the grass grows quick and becomes a real bitch to mow.

         It's basic psychology but, it's practical "magick".  Your will is coming into fruition.  The intent has been communicated in a material basis and in most cases will bring the fruit of good.  Just remember that sometimes the nastier the fertilizer, the better the crop. 

Hope you found this useful but, remember that in order to follow my own philosophy in this one I have to come clean and tell you that I'm really writing this post for my own self aggrandizement and maybe one day I'll become a very wealthy and rich author.  It could happen :) In the meantime...give this inverse / material intention thing an experimental shot.
Frater LiS


Thursday, June 13, 2013

What Obi-Wan never told you about Occultism

A list of items still obscure hopefully made clear:

 Let he that has internet, read.

1.  Occultism can most nearly be defined as "hidden knowledge".

2.  The study of hidden knowledge is subjective the practice of employing hidden knowledge is an attempt to make it objective.

3.  1600 years ago mathematics, chemistry, psychology and physics were considered subjective and occult at that time. Back then, the church regulated that which was defined as objective.  Today, the practice of occultism is the study and experimentation of those topics that are still considered subjective in nature with the goal of finding their home in an objective reality.

4.  Many occultist employ a code of secrecy.  Although there are a multitude of theories of why a code of silence is said to exist, ranging from hiding from the church to occult societies looking to  control the world from a shadowy temple; the real definition of "silence" is that the knowledge remains "hidden" from those not looking for it.  As it was stated before, occultism is to remain subjective until it is refined (purified in alchemical terms) into an objective and "accepted" science. 
          You have to be actively engaged in occultism, study and experimentation before the veil of "secrecy" is lifted.  Otherwise, to hear the occult "speech" in "silence" is to hear confusion and what seems to be the ramblings of the mad.  How many prophets, scientists, philosophers, and astronomers have we slain or committed to insanity or chastised and prosecuted into shame, woe and doubt out of ignorance...only to excuse ourselves when the subjective becomes objective by willing our past ignorance into a modern innocence.

5.  Occultism then can be described as the most poetic form of skeptical experimentation.

What is magic?   *There be rough reading ahead, Matey.

1.  Magic is two fold:
a. A trick, an illusion, where one knowingly deceives another by using tactics that the other party is unaware or ignorant of (mind control)


b. The implementation of; archetypical and mythological symbols and references, various modes of speech, physical movement, meditative states, imaginary or spontaneous visualization along with religious or spiritual elements with or without the aid of psychotropic or hallucinogenic substances in order to achieve a desired result of will (expanding consciousness).

2.  The goal of;
 (a.) above is to gain control of consciousness and to direct observational reality by using an illusion that paints consciousness as being separated out individually and encapsulated in gross material forms (mind control of the masses)

whereas, the goal of;
 (b.) above is to realize that this "separation" or "individual"  illusion can be overcome and observational reality can be directed (in its entirety) by using ones own understanding of personal or intimate consciousness (Union of the universal and personal consciousness).

3.  The greatest contribution of Mass Mind Control or (a.) above is the crafting of an illusion that the human conscious manifests individually and separately from any and all other forms of symbiotic consciousness.  Human consciousness is made to appear bound and encapsulated within the confines of the human animal form.  A prisoner to pain, hunger, lusts and desires.
     The illusion that cohesiveness and relationship to the whole of consciousness is reliant upon the individual consciousness and the "real" material actions of each individual creates enormous and unnatural pressure on the now separated conscious being, this enables the successful engineering of mass amounts of human consciousness by a relative few.  The mass amounts of consciousness being controlled is termed a culture, and the few that engineer it are labeled authority.  The illusion can be thought of as positive or negative but, it simply is and this illusion, by design, has enabled the survival and evolution of the human animal.

4.  The greatest contribution of the Union of the personal and universal consciousness or (b.) above is the realization that the individual conscious does not exist except by the illusion created above in (a.) and that because we must cooperate with this material illusion, if we know and understand that it is such we have an opportunity to really shine and be spectacular. 

     So, just as a flag represents a country or a cross represents an entire belief system; material observed reality with all of its seemingly infinite collection of variables (time, space, matter) is just a symbol of the universal infinite consciousness.  Just as without the country there is no flag and without the belief there is no cross, without consciousness there is no reality. 

    Therefore, there is no illusion to produce with Uniting the personal and universal consciousness or (b.), only a reality directed and molded and manifested at the successful debunking of the "individual" illusion and realignment with the universal consciousness.  It is at that point that the material reality becomes the "canvas" upon which what is referred to as the "higher self or the soul" paints.  Unlike what we have been told and sold for thousands of years, the material individual illusion and the higher self or soul can co-exist without each limiting the other.  But, in order to do so the material illusion of a physical individual conscious must accept that it is merely the beast upon which the higher self  or soul can ride to bring forth its divine will into reality and thereby the soul is no longer a deluded prisoner shackled by imaginary chains in a cell of bone and sinew but, at that point takes its rightful place as a sibling and co-creator with the Divine ALL.

Frater LiS