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so then therefore by way of consequence
originally posted by: crowdedskies
I cannot help thinking that people have gone out of their way to complicate their understanding of the universe and what we are and can be.
Back in the 60s there was a New Age revolution. Books were being published all over the western world on topics such as Hypnotism, Law of attraction, Positive thinking , etc. This triggered a worldwide interest in all the Sipritual/New Age stuff. However, those topics were restricted to only a few diciplines. Before that, in 1937 , there was the publication of the detailed magical practices of the hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn (by I Regardie).
By the late 60s, there was plenty of information about the Occult but it was generally consistent .
By contrast , in the last 30 years, we have seen the emergence of an enormous amout of diciplines which conflict with one another; from the works of people like David Icke to those of extraterrestrial investigators. From the advocates of so called "Chaos Magic" to the to those who channel entities. Add to this the alternative Chakra system and other diciplines of East and a dose of the "parallel Universe", "Mendela Effect" and "Time travelling" enthusiasts combine with the NWO and so called Elite (illuminati" with their plans. Then bring in a bit of Philosophy (Descarte , Schoepenhauer , Plate, Socrates and a multitude of others) and mix in a bit of Jung. And , I almost forgot , the god of many religions and the new God : Information Technology . I almost forgot Quantum Mechanics.
In view of the above, how can anyone make any progress in becoming more than just a mere mortal ? The sheer excess of information and concepts is enough to negate any progress. If you make steps in one direction, you then end up stepping in the opposite ditection. Is there a solution ? I believe there is. The solution is to stick to basics.
The Mysteries and the Occult are in fact very simple. It is we who make it complicated. I have come up with a theory which explains the approach of most peple towards the Mysteries. It is a bit like Freud's notion that we have incestuous towards th opposite sex parent. My theory is that human being have this desire to become machines. This is evident whereever we look and I do not want to get into it in this post. Interestingly, this year there has been a lot of talk about sex with androids/robots and ,therefore, I may not be far from the truth.
I say that people need to step away from the fast spinnning world and learn to focus again. Magical training no longer works for the majority who take it up. Their brain is spinning too much in the fast moving and fast-connected world. They are never at peace but like a dog chasing its tail.
originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: crowdedskies
Sounds like you describe your emotions. That's way too specific to be such a general explanation for everybody. Some have a smaller sex drive and get their motivations from other impulses.
Not everybody wants to be more than a mere mortal, or a machine. Some are actually trying to be one with nature.
Maybe they are freaking out over their own motives? Not everyone is chasing their tail, some are apparently happy with what they have.
You can't step away from your mental world it knows where you live and follows you into your sleep.
originally posted by: ancientthunder
thank you, yes it makes perfect sense to me what you say, lost in pointless details. It also seems to be a way of delaying everything. Everything becomes over complex and we are trained to believe that this is good for us. a reply to: crowdedskies