Something got me thinking this evening and I was wondering what other’s opinions might be. You know how some believe that different astral planes may exist right here on top of the same plane we know to be earth? Like I saw a few documentaries that said when we astral travel it’s possible to travel within our own world and to other worlds too which I already knew, but the producers of the documentaries said, what if some of those alternate worlds exist right here on this very earth but we cannot see them unless we have been tuned into those worlds? Sort of like how many believe there are thousands of ghosts walking thru us all day long but we do not see them (well most don’t see them).
This also got me thinking of the book and documentary “The Secret” which talks about shaping your own reality not thru karma, but by controlling the chaos of fate around you, and doing so by picturing our lives exactly as we want them to be and that if we believe enough that our thoughts can change our fate and reshape our futures, it will. This was one of the sources that also mentions like attracting like, that negative people seem to have the worst lives and complaining only seems to make things for worse for them, even if they try to make physical changes to their lives, because their negative attitude is constantly drawing more negativity to them so no amount of thought based magick that people like that perform will ever help them because as soon their life starts turning for the better, they bitch and gripe and expect the worst and suddenly they find their “streak of luck” vanishes again and their life is pure hell once more.
Well, mesh the two ideas for a second. We all have different magickal, spiritual, and religious beliefs that shape the way we view the world around us, not just actions and behaviors. I know for example, let’s say person A is being tormented by person B. If person A is a magician or witch they would resort to magickal means or asking a God/Goddess for help. If person A is relgious they would kneel down and ask christ, jehovah, allah, etc. to help them. If person A is a black magician they might say screw it, the only way for this person to leave me alone is for them to die and a black magician may not feel wrong for cursing person B to death, whereas if the same person was a wiccan or was religious, they would not see death as a proper punishment for anyone. okay, that’s not what I mean when I refer to different beliefs shaping our actions and our futures.
Sometimes, we hear an idea that we do not agree with and we think what the hell is wrong with that person? The same thing within our mind that causes us to view the other person’s idea as crazy or stupid, is ultimately the same thing that causes our differences in beliefs. To us, christians, catholics, muslims, jews, atheists, their views of the world seem delusional and crazy to us because most of us magicians do not believe in a monotheistic god form and most of us do hold some type of belief unlike atheists. Step in their shoes for a few minutes. From their perspective, we are the crazy delusional ones that could not possibly be right.
I know many people just try to remain peaceful and neutral, mainly agnostics that feel hey whatever floats your boat because they don’t really know what to believe so they take a neutral stand point most of the time and try not to get involved with religious arguments because they don’t really know what side to argue for. Well, many agnostics will say we don’t really know what the truth is and we will never know until we die and find out. What if, just speculating here, but what if an agnostic point of view is not so far from the truth afterall? We magicians have our experiences that have led us to believe without a doubt that magick and demons are real so we cannot phathom how others could still believe in christ knowing good and well he never answers prayers, never reveals himself to us, so to us it’s reasonable to believe the christians and others like them are the true delusional ones.
But what if there are in fact multiple realities that exist right here, millions of them overlapped, and we can only see the reality we are tuned into which is based on our beliefs. What if the world is experienced differently for everyone based on what they believe and all of these religious wars are unnecessary? To further explain, what if the world was seen differently by all based on their beliefs, not just based on their moral values or opinions or what they were taught growing up, but based on what they know to be true. Like some would argue that they know what’s right, what religion is the one true religion but you notice that people who try to sway others to believe their religion, hardly ever succeed.
What if that’s because relgions and beliefs only exist because we believe they do and there is no right or wrong view point of the world, no one true religion or belief that is right but we think it is right because that is what we believe. For example, maybe everything really is true, maybe all gods and religions do hold truth but we can only see, interact with, and share experiences with others who share the same beliefs. What’s to say that the world around us does not morph to form the reality you desire, not just for magicians but for everyone else. Like maybe jehovah really is a real god, but since we do not believe in him, we can never see or feel him so when something miraculous happens to us, the only reasonable source would be magick or spiritual aid. To a christian however, the only reasonable solution would be that christ has heard their prayers.
So I was just theorizing that all of these beliefs had to come from somewhere, even the ones that seem to be made up of lies, but what if they only seem like lies to us because we are not tuned into that portion of this universe that allows us to see such circumstances as accredited to jehovah or allah or to the stars themselves, or to some matrix like computer program. And for those who may ask, well what if you were raised a christian and you really did beleive in god at one time in your life but he still never answered your prayers, you never felt his presence. Maybe that’s because some of us are just pre-destined to hold one set of beliefs or revert to another set later in life as we become adults. It might have something to do with past lives.
Maybe if you were a magician in most of your past lives, no matter how many times you are reborn into a religious family, you will never be able to interact with christ because it’s programmed in your destiny to be a magician in each life, and no matter what family you are born into, you will always find your way back to it because you never really believed in the religion you were rasied to believe in, you just thought you were because you were told so, as most of us do give into our parents expectations of us as children.
Like an atheist for example, you can try and try to show them that magick is real but most of the time they fail to see it. Maybe it’s because since they are so dead set on believing that magick is not real, they have actually removed magick from the version if the universe they live in, so when something unexplained happens they are incapable of finally admitting that maybe magick or the supernatural is real because their lack of belief in it, has actually made it vanish from their individual universe. So any odd event to them would always have a rational explanation and they cannot be swayed otherwise.
It would be interesting to do an experiment using volunteers from various religious backgrounds and set it up in a way so that some type of verifiable result happens (something manufactured by a scientist), and see if each person gets the same result but see what they attribute the result to whether it be god, a pagan deity, or magick. This could serve as a form of proof that even if a scientist were to manipulate a fake result thru an experiment, that even if people were told afterward the results were manipulated, most would still say no that was god or that was magick. We may not see any results when we pray to christ and therefor, the lady down the street that says god saved her sick relative from dying seems weird to us, but since she believes in gods what’s not to say that a real jehovah like figure did not manifest before her in her life and actually do the healing for her because she firmly believes that jehovah is real? Because to her, she would swear up and down she felt jehovah’s presence in the room with her and that he spoke to her.
I mean as magician, even we all have greatly varied beliefs and experiences but we believe in what we saw, heard, or felt without a doubt. We all know that what may work for one person may not work for someone else and we’ve all had experiences that we were afraid to share even with other magicians because it is outside the norms of what most of us believe and we are afraid that others like us will see us as crazy. But if we’ve had experiences that others just like us do not agree with, then we should be the first group of people to admit that not everything is crazy.
So if this is plausible, maybe the second your beliefs shift focus for some reason, what once was visible, feelable, and present to you is no longer there and what was once considered stupid and non-existant to you is now there and able to be seen, heard, and felt. For me, people tried to program me as a christian for years on end including beating me pratically half to death to knock the sense of the lord into me and that still did not stop me from feeling at a very young age, that I did not care what others said, that I knew magick was real because I could feel it. I have heard people say that no matter how many times they tried to be saved just to appease their family it never worked, a few months later they were right back to doing spells.
So maybe other’s beliefs are not crazy, maybe what you believe will manifest into your life and become real, and what you believe is false will actually vanish from existence because you believe it does not exist? If you believe god is real, you can feel him in your heart (as christians tend to say). If you believe there is no one supreme god, then you can feel multiple presences around you and interact with them without perceiving them as evil. If you believe in nothing, then other theories to rationalize otherwise unrational occurances arise such as beliefs in scientology, the big bang theory, evolutionism, the matrix computer program theory. I hope you understand what I meant by all of this. I probably just made this way more confusing than it needed to be, but I had a hard getting this out into words.