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by blindwake
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Workings, Spells, Incantations and Rituals.
Topic: Real incantation
Replies: 1
Views: 644

Re: Real incantation

Try it and see if it works. Verify empirically.
by blindwake
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Modern Era Magicks
Topic: Balancing the elements
Replies: 2
Views: 623

Re: Balancing the elements

I think of the elements as an arbitrary division of "everything" into four rough categories. Since whatever you can imagine could come at you in the form of a weird dream, an astral projection, etc., treat the balance as being ready for anything. E.g. if your heart races fast during AP, figure what ...
by blindwake
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Reason and Unreason
Topic: Metaphysically understanding the destruction of people
Replies: 6
Views: 1622

Re: Metaphysically understanding the destruction of people

This is difficult to me because there's multiple perspectives to consider. For example, if you've ever almost died, you'd probably have noticed that as your mental faculties start to shut down, it becomes apparent that the things you take for granted as being you are not to be taken for granted. It'...
by blindwake
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Beginners Info
Topic: Has anyone tried this? (Initiation into Hermetics)
Replies: 6
Views: 2444

Re: Has anyone tried this? (Initiation into Hermetics)

I haven't done it in the sense of actually possessing something, but it's definitely possible to manipulate your concept of self into something else. Treat yourself like a sculpture, then sculpt. You start at you, then similar to how you can visualize say, a triangle, try to morph your entire awaren...
by blindwake
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Individual Spirituality
Topic: Dissociation of Feeling From Meaning
Replies: 1
Views: 1376

Dissociation of Feeling From Meaning

One of the most interesting things I've experienced is how I can have multiple totally different feelings, but have them both mean the exact same thing. For example, in the wrong state of mind, stubbing your toe might issue a "this feels good" message, all the same as something like eating candy. An...
by blindwake
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Individual Spirituality
Topic: Death Refutations
Replies: 11
Views: 3540

Death Refutations

What are your favorite arguments against the idea of true death in the sense of oblivion? I find it odd that, at least in western culture, characteristics of death are assumed, then religions work on that fear to provide alternatives. It would seem just as plausible, to me, for the death assumption ...
by blindwake
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Individual Spirituality
Topic: Synthetic Objectivity
Replies: 2
Views: 867

Synthetic Objectivity

Suppose I am stabbed. I then proceed to modify my senses so that I do not see the wound, I appear healthy, and I do not feel the wound. While this modifies my internal representation of the world, it leaves the objective world unchanged. Surely, to others I will be bleeding, and once I remove my gla...
by blindwake
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Individual Spirituality
Topic: The Process of Learning
Replies: 0
Views: 633

The Process of Learning

If you actually think deeply about what you do when learning, you'll notice that you're not doing much at all. When you look at a book, it seems that the mere action of observing the text is enough to cause you to gain related knowledge, such as visualizations, understandings, etc. For example, look...
by blindwake
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: The Pen and The Poet
Topic: Undeath
Replies: 0
Views: 552

Undeath

Kiss my heart Kiss my lips Spark the divination Of something lost in my chest It beats along But something's amiss The rhythm's lost Its ignorant bliss Kiss my heart Kiss my lips Connect the dots from this to that Bring forth sensations of merry Pleasure, pain, and misery, maybe joy Understanding It...
by blindwake
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Individual Spirituality
Topic: The most concise message I can give
Replies: 37
Views: 12731

Re: The most concise message I can give

Your message defies the definition of concise.
Google says: Did you mean "pedantic"?

Layman translation (for those who find me overly technical):
IT BAD! [yay]

I'm bored.
by blindwake
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic (Occult)
Topic: where/when is the end?
Replies: 14
Views: 4481

Re: where/when is the end?

Existence would be rather dull if there were an ending. Welcome to the never ending ladder. Power is all relative anyway.
by blindwake
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Reason and Unreason
Topic: Differences in Perspective - Naive Realism
Replies: 5
Views: 2710

Re: Differences in Perspective - Naive Realism

You guys have slightly missed the point. What I'm getting at is where the actual qualia comes from, and what decides it. You don't get a rainbow when you cut open a brain, so where are the colors? Suppose we have two completely identical observers, physically speaking, in the exact same positions, w...
by blindwake
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Beginners Info
Topic: Questions from someone who knows nothing about magic.
Replies: 3
Views: 2098

Re: Questions from someone who knows nothing about magic.

1. You'd be surprised what is feasible to manifest physically, but real life isn't harry potter; there are limitations. An illusion can be just as useful as a physical effect though, and a lot easier. 2. I take a many worlds view on this topic. Anything that could theoretically exist, does in some s...
by blindwake
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Individual Spirituality
Topic: I am thinking about an absolute
Replies: 24
Views: 13954

Re: I am thinking about an absolute

If there is no absolute, and it is random, and that we are free to do what we please will-nilly, then we would all be gods. Everyone would be justified and there would be no need for any spiritual or occult work. It may be that we all go to a similar destiny in design, based on our choices, but I d...
by blindwake
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Chaos Magick
Topic: *raises hand* I have a question
Replies: 56
Views: 15858

Re: *raises hand* I have a question

Spida, no real offense intended, but that description sounds nearly religious. I feel you could explain it better. Also, I enjoy being the devil's advocate. What does an "expansion" of consciousness even mean? Are you talking about it getting more and more data? Are you talking about it growing like...
by blindwake
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Chaos Magick
Topic: *raises hand* I have a question
Replies: 56
Views: 15858

Re: *raises hand* I have a question

Shawn Blackwolf, THANK YOU (in the event that I'm not completely misinterpreting your image) That's exactly what I was getting at. Chaos to order, and order to chaos, eternally. Spida, What it comes down to for me is being torn between two paradoxes. On the one hand, you have an eternal Consciousnes...
by blindwake
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Chaos Magick
Topic: *raises hand* I have a question
Replies: 56
Views: 15858

Re: *raises hand* I have a question

Spida, That might be overkill. Just look at the anthropic principle. Except reject the part where it says that the world is fine tuned. Effectively, we must have order because otherwise we wouldn't be able to think about it. Doesn't mean there's any method to the madness. It can be random luck. Thou...
by blindwake
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Chaos Magick
Topic: *raises hand* I have a question
Replies: 56
Views: 15858

Re: *raises hand* I have a question

Shawn, We are ***SO*** different , and you just don't get it... I understand perfectly. I just think you have it in you to be reasonable. I don't give a damn ( nice word ) what someone thinks of the code , or thinks I need to offer a proof for it...I have more than worked with it long enough , taugh...
by blindwake
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Chaos Magick
Topic: *raises hand* I have a question
Replies: 56
Views: 15858

Re: *raises hand* I have a question

Neofight, While you have a valid point about the chicken and egg thing, I don't think it's actually possible to resolve which came first. It's a circular dependency. My general solution is to simply realize that neither of them came first because time doesn't need to have a beginning. It's an infin...
by blindwake
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Chaos Magick
Topic: *raises hand* I have a question
Replies: 56
Views: 15858

Re: *raises hand* I have a question

Shawn Blackwolf, Because that's not how proofs work. You can't verify anything you see. It's like being handed a recipe without having a clue about why the recipe works. If you stumbled across a book on how to make a space ship, are you going to invest insane quantities of money into building said s...
by blindwake
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Chaos Magick
Topic: *raises hand* I have a question
Replies: 56
Views: 15858

Re: *raises hand* I have a question

Spida, (I understand I write lengthy posts, but response times are sad at best, and it's impossible to discuss anything of real value with only short posts) Maybe you cannot remove things from Existence, but you can regress to a time before those things existed. This is exactly what is implied(I bel...
by blindwake
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Chaos Magick
Topic: *raises hand* I have a question
Replies: 56
Views: 15858

Re: *raises hand* I have a question

Spida, I'm not sure you can define "nothing". That's kind of a contradiction. "nothing", basically by definition, has to be undefined. I also don't think that's correct to define "nothing" as what's left if you remove "everything". 1 - 1 does not equal "undefined". It equals "0"; a placeholder. Besi...
by blindwake
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Individual Spirituality
Topic: How far does the rabbit hole go?
Replies: 64
Views: 21903

Re: How far does the rabbit hole go?

Cerber, [smile] Abstract concepts are still valid as definitions. I'm actually quite relaxed about what I might accept as a valid definition. For example, even though I can't personally imagine having a 360 degree field of view, I know it can exist because vision is just about color data, and the id...
by blindwake
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Chaos Magick
Topic: *raises hand* I have a question
Replies: 56
Views: 15858

Re: *raises hand* I have a question

OP, it's cyclic. Order is a special case of chaos. If you equate random with chaos then order is just when by chance you get a random value which is coherent in some way. Ex: take a random number generator. No matter how good it is, there's probably a chance of eventually getting a sequence of ident...
by blindwake
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Individual Spirituality
Topic: How far does the rabbit hole go?
Replies: 64
Views: 21903

Re: How far does the rabbit hole go?

Spida, yes, but they might also have gotten 11 from the fact that there are 10 numerals (0-9) and 10 + 1 = 11. Or that the flying spaghetti monster owns eleven cats (six of which are black, one of which is yellow, and the others some other color). Your correlation is valid, but my point is that it c...

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