I’ve Been reading A certain Somone’s Posts about the ‘giants’ of the past. And They were wondering, Why is it that we cannot harness these forces like people once could. What are we doing wrong? Well, I have been thinking about it for quite some time. The answer is only my thoughts. It should be taken with a grain of salt.
So, what is ‘magic’? To me, it is the harnessing of natural forces to ones will. Or the influence ones mind can hold on the mental construct we call matter. after all, even in science they admit matter is an illusion. So, we believe this is true. We accept it, work it into our picture of the world.
But we still can’t do anything with it. Why? I don’t think most of you will like the answer I have for you. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a character that wields such powers? A witch, a sorcerer? a wielder of the arcane. To me, I think they are isolated, detached from the world. There is a wild quality about them, isn’t there? Something unchained. I mean, If you wore a beard like that these days… people would be horrified. A little known fact is that hair does actually serve a function. so when one grows it to its proper length, they gain something. vitality, energy. Not only that, but it enhances ones senses. Think of it like a bug’s antennae.
I’ve noticed it before. Word of advice: Don’t shave your body hair off. Last time I did I ended up running into something and hurting myself really badly. because I couldn’t sense the objects in front of me. Was probably ungrounded as well. But it was really embarrassing. So, why do we cut our hair so short? Mutilate ourselves?
And there is also the Pineal gland, Or third eye, Which is calcified in most people. Don’t drink fluridated water. Trust me. Every time I do my head starts hurting. feels wrong.
And this is where it begins. We are all far too attached to the world. it will not surrender such powers to the likes of us. You see my friend, You are Afraid. Afraid to have such power. I remember reading that people can just put their hand through a wall if they truly understand that matter isn’t solid. So I immediately tried it. Naturally, it didn’t work.
Why not? Well, I decided that while I thought It could be done, I couldn’t. It would be a bad Idea. I mean, what If someone saw you doing it? What if it was your family? We are afraid. I mean, if one spreads their wings in this culture, they will declare you a freak and most likely remove them.
I’m going to quote some of the book I’ve been reading (which I got for 50 cents). It got me started on this train of thought:
As some of the letters in the CORRESPONDENCE of this month show, there are many people who are looking for practical instruction in Occultism. It becomes necessary, therefore, to state once for all: — (a) The essential difference between theoretical and practical Occultism; or what is generally known as Theosophy on the one hand, and Occult science on the other, and: — (b) The nature of the difficulties involved in the study of the latter. It is easy to become a Theosophist. Any person of average intellectual capacities, and a leaning toward the metaphysical; of pure, unselfish life, who finds more joy in helping his neighbor than in receiving help himself; one who is ever ready to sacrifice his own pleasures for the sake of other people; and who loves Truth, Goodness and Wisdom for their own sake, not for the benefit they may confer — is a Theosophist.
6. Those who desire to acquire the knowledge leading to the Siddhis (occult powers) have to renounce all the vanities of life and of the world (here follows enumeration of the Siddhis).
8. A Lanoo (disciple) has to dread external living influence alone (magnetic emanations from living creatures). For this reason while at one with all, in his inner nature, he must take care to separate his outer (external) body from every foreign influence: none must drink out of, or eat in his cup but himself. He must avoid bodily contact (i.e., being touched or touch) with human, as with animal being.
11. Meditation, abstinence in all, the observation of moral duties, gentle thoughts, good deeds and kind words, as good will to all and entire oblivion of Self, are the most efficacious means of obtaining knowledge and preparing for the reception of higher wisdom. 12. It is only by virtue of a strict observance of the foregoing rules that a Lanoo can hope to acquire in good time the Siddhis of the Arhats, the growth which makes him become gradually One with the UNIVERSAL ALL.
But the interest of our readers will probably center on those who are invincibly attracted towards the “Occult,” yet who neither realize the true nature of what they aspire towards, nor have they become passion-proof, far less truly unselfish.
How about these unfortunates, we shall be asked, who are thus rent in twain by conflicting forces? For it has been said too often to need repetition, and the fact itself is patent to any observer, that when once the desire for Occultism has really awakened in a man’s heart, there remains for him no hope of peace, no place of rest and comfort in all the world. He is driven out into the wild and desolate spaces of life by an ever-gnawing unrest he cannot quell. His heart is too full of passion and selfish desire to permit him to pass the Golden Gate; he cannot find rest or peace in ordinary life. Must he then inevitably fall into sorcery and black magic, and through many incarnations heap up for himself a terrible Karma? Is there no other road for him? Indeed there is, we answer. Let him aspire to no higher than he feels able to accomplish. Let him not take a burden upon himself too heavy for him to carry. Without ever becoming a “Mahatma,” a Buddha or a Great Saint, let him study the philosophy and the “Science of the Soul,” and he can become one of the modest benefactors of humanity, without any “super-human” powers. Siddhis (or the Arhat powers) are only for those who are able to “lead the life,” to comply with the terrible sacrifices required for such a training, and to comply with them to the very letter.
It’s not looking good, is it? It seems that one has to make a tremendous effort in order to acquire these things. Sure, they are describing a discipline in which ensures that one does not abuse these powers. Practise ‘Black Magic’. I get the impression that is a rather easy feat indeed. But I won’t quote Theosophists any-more. I do find it interesting that the western and eastern disciplines seem to be one and the same.
So, What Am I saying? You Can’t use these powers as long as you are still attached to the world and your idea of self. Let me elaborate: Say you had the Ability to fly, like in comic books. How would you feel about the idea of being seen? “what would people think? would I be a freak? what would happen?” I’ve been grappling with it for a while. I end up deciding: I could, But I shouldn’t. So I won’t. I have a part to play in this game. That is like Going out of character.
Are you familiar the Hero’s Journey as a archetype? A simple farmer boy, Someone completely ordinary is whisked off to a world of adventure. Hollywood loves it. They say: Oh, I’m just a farmer! And the wise wizard, Just smiles at them. They Know what’s up. So they tag along, insisting they are not whoever they were looking for. Lord of the rings probably isn’t a good example. Tolkien didn’t understand the notion. What I’m concerned with the The Abyss, The Notion Of Death and Rebirth. Maybe I’m even obsessed. I don’t know. I just think there is something Beautiful about it. I can’t explain why. We all cling to life so hard, That we suffocate it. so why not let go?
One last thing. I Remember this scene From the Lego movie. It’s probably the only movie I have seen in recent years. I don’t really do that sort of thing. But I think it demonstrates the point better than I ever could. After that scene, Emmett, the protagonist, Becomes a “master builder”. He is transformed into a hero. The whole movie is dripping with esoteric Undertones. Or overtones. Whatever. If you’ve seen it you might know what I’m talking about.
I’m not attached to any religion or organisation. I might be drawn to them in a way, but I am not bound by any of it. Chances are, I was involved at one point. I haven’t learned to let go yet. I’ve tried.
Thanks for reading.