‘Idealism’ is the position that ideas and experiences are the only real things. Ignore anyone who defines the term any other way. The term is often misunderstood because in practice, an idealist philosopher can make strong arguments about morals and ethics. Idealism is not about morality as in church or theism or any bullshit like that.
Eastern philosophy and religion is mostly idealist, and most occultists are idealists. “Mind over matter” is idealism all the way.
I believe that the church is still holding this idea back from intellectuals and academics. To look it up, there are several versions of idealism that all bend their way toward the imperial cult of Rome and their long dead emperor-god.
As usual, it’s up to us to find and speak the terrible truth. Idealism starts with proper Cartesian skepticism. I think therefore I am. Most of us are way past that in practice, and have found many points of knowledge in the Void. I would like to design a simple version of proper idealist philosophy that moves on from the observer without the knee bending that we find in the work of Kant.
Kant did a good job with idealism, but his language strains to be palatable to Christianity and authority. Proper idealism is not concerned with pleasing other people. It is not a philosophical smoke screen for traditional morality.
As observers we are self-evident psychic objects.
I see well beyond that, but I’m looking for the best way to be technical about it.
I’ve involved myself with Odin and Athena, because I crave deep wisdom and skillful writing.
Odin is a new name for me to speak, but his influence reaches back to my earliest memories. He’s been preparing me for this, or something that will come from this. I’d like my philosophy to be palatable to my fellow occultist.
Help a Galdr out. Anything you say will probably be an amazing coincidence that will lead me toward my goal.