originally posted by: Baddogma
a reply to: MystikMushroom
Yes, buuut... you got to your place of personal simplicity, somehow, but most are buried in complexity and need other complexity to make the
info/innate power seem important... of course, most of this stuff is simplistic and we're born with it.. .but there are some aspects that are truly
"occult" or more precisely, "obtuse" and some need that in order to reduce it back down to its simplicity... if I grokked you.
No, you don't need more complexity to get out of complexity. It's kind of like trying to still the mind and not thing about anything. Most people have
a really hard time not thinking. Most people feel very odd, vulnerable, scared that something is wrong if they just stop thinking about things.
If you're worrying about this person, that TV show, those groceries or...IDK whatever it is that we humans waste our time thinking about -- you're
just behaving like a meme that's been programmed by the culture you've grown up in.
Most of us have been programmed and had our core values and personality set into stone by about age 5-7. Even if you limit your excursions into the
world and avoid TV, the same consumer culture programming has taken hold in you from those early years of exposure. This "rat race" that we're told is
healthy, normal, and desirable is already deeply rooted into you.
Do whatever you want -- but the point is, you can mire yourself down in the details and nitty gritty forever. You're only keeping your nose so close
to the table you can't see the room though. People are so concerned with details, details, details...
If dressing up like Mr. Spock with fake pointy ears, dancing under a full moon while drinking fake blood makes you feel magical and somehow actually
illicits the desired response you intended...who the hell cares what you had to do, and what methods and systems you used to accomplish it?
That's the real secret -- there isn't any set way to do things. The things that'll be most effective for you are the things you believe in. An atheist
isn't going to be able to get anything from Kabbalist rituals any more than a Native America will get from a Catholic exorcism. The rituals, rites,
tomes of knowledge -- all these are window dressings that "put you in the mood" so to speak.
So, slap on those Spock ears and find out when the next full moon is. You can do whatever you want in life and be anything you want. Put on the
"costume" of who you want to be, and you'd probably be surprised at how well you can convince others.....and eventually yourself.