alright, I know this has no practical value, and is a completely theory based discussion. I know that you guys are focused more on results rather than theory, but we are the ones who need to talk about theory the most. we are the ones who everyday test this reality and see what we can form it into. we don’t talk about magic, we experiment with it, we experience it. we are the alchemist toiling away in our labs, while the charlatans denounce us as puffers and put on their shows for the kings and queens. I hope their heads roll.
my point is, we are the people who need to be figuring shit out, after all, we are the one pushing the boundaries.
before we go into this discussion I feel you should know something about me. I’m a total fool, not out of ignorance, but by choice. I’m the kinda guy who has to do everything the wise men of the village told you not to do, usually because they learned themselves why not to do it. I have experienced various levels of success with magic, and various levels of madness from it. sometimes I was both equally insane and successful. I learn by trial and error, study and practice, a no sacred stone will be left unturned.
many of you may find this discussion heretical. good, I hope your offended, that means you will put in a good argument for why this is not the case. the entire point of this thread is to encourage discussion.
I’ve been wondering if all of this is strictly psychological. I don’t mean that we are just experiencing a placebo, I mean what if were the one’s creating the entities, tapping into some energetic current that the entity is representative of. I did a stichtomancy reading on this subject and the passage that I found was talking about a heart pumping blood. I found this to be oddly appropriate. the heart is the entity that we create(azazel, belial, raphael, etc… these entities may also later function as psychological archetypes. hence once you summon the entity “it is with you from the beginning to the end of time”) the blood is the energetic current we are tapping into (whatever effect is associated with the entity). This allows us to rewrite reality in a way we see fit.
the question is if we are just interacting with energy then why give it human form? why were these archetypes created in the first place? I believe the answer lies within these tiny little nerve cells.
these allow us to observe something, and replicate that internally. this may be why we become more like the things we summon(and possibly the concept behind becoming like your prey in vampirism. for some reason these may be “overreacting”). we are designed for human contact, and communication, and I feel our connection to the “otherside” works in the same way. the only way we can truly understand something is to dress it up in a form we can understand.
if this is true then being a magician is simply looking into the eye of god, and realize it is nothing more than a mirror. there is nothing out there, just us looking at ourselves. and once you realize that, you can step up to the empty throne and take your rightful place.
I look forward to an entertaining discussion.