EA Koetting called it,when he said that the Black Sun was at its zenith,Aleister Crowley called it,saying this was the Aeon of Horus,Lady Eva called it,saying this was the Era of Theogenesis.
So in keeping with that,I would like to propose a topic about our future.This isn’t so much our nearer future,but it is our future.It is the power of what we do,and who we are.
In the past,magick,science and religion were one.As time passed,the distinction between them blurs more and more.Some philosophers were magicians,and scientists but didn’t commune with their gods.Still,some priests were magicians and clerics but never scientists.
Figures like Sir Isaac Newton were all three,but I would like to emphasize that today,people are judgemental.Like,really judgemental.Apparently for some reason,you cannot fully identify with either of these without renouncing others.
How many scientists are materialist atheists?How many religious fundamentalists deny magic as unethical(or non-existent) and science as fraudulent?How many hippies don’t see any validity in what science says,but also never strive to talk to these spirits,for fear of being labeled by the rest of society.
If I came out of the broom closet,the consequences would be grave.Too grave for me to easily imagine.There would be a major shift in the way people treated me.Family members may loathe my path,some outright denounce me as family,friends forget me,I’d lose most of what I’ve built,ironically with magick.
And here’s the catch.If I come out as an atheist,I wouldn’t get that treatment,most of my family already thinks I’m an atheist(Even though I’m NOT,and I constantly mumble some Kybalion crap to prove that I’m not).Nor would they treat me like this if I came out as a Xian,or Buddhist,or any real official religion.
But if I came out,even as a Pagan,I would be treated harshly.If I came out as a witch,who bows before no god,I would be in even deeper trouble.
We’ll ignore the labels forced to us by those who think magick is evil,because we’ll look at the people who don’t even accept it as real.
I’m a magician.I talk to spirits daily.I perform rituals to alter the world daily.I can travel out of my body.I can control people’s minds.I can control the weather.My thoughts affect reality in an intimate fashion.I’m on my way to becoming a god.
Most people will read the following:I’m convinced I’m a wizard.I hear voices in my head.I actively do things daily that I actually think will affect the world around me.I think I have superpowers.I can think stuff into existence.I am trying to become a god.
Conclusion:This guy needs to go to the loony bin.
What’s our future with magic?
Before Hippocrates,medicine was magic.Before F.A.Mesmer,hypnosis was magic,and after him,it was complete quackery!Until of course psychology.All of psychology would be magic before it began to exist and many magicians classify themselves as a form of psychologist.
And as EA points out,magic is probably going to be discovered by science,analyzed in a real context at some point.It’d probably end up called ‘‘Applied Metaphysics’’,or ‘‘Experimental Spirituality’’ or ‘‘Energetic Kinetics’’.But ‘‘the occult’’ and ‘‘magick’’ are both pejorative terms that will fade away.
My first question is,when will the scientific community start accepting magick as real,and demystify the occult?
And the second question is,do we really want that happening?
I mean C.J.Lee and Raven have pointed out that if science accepts magick as real,our tyrannical dictators will start poisoning our food to stop us from performing it to keep the powers for themselves.Laws will be set,that would stagnate our growth.The worldview of limited resources would make using magic for ascent next to impossible,right?So is this all worth it?
My final question,what field,aspect,or thing in magick do you see as the first that is going to be accepted by the scientific community?