posted on Jun, 1 2004 @ 01:11 PM
It looks like basic Magick/magic.
There's a principle in magic working -- whatever you desire, you can create for yourself (create the situations that bring it to you.) Of course,
like prayer response, the kicker is that if it works then you were perfectly in harmony with things and if it doesn't, then you did something
Valid, yes.... inasmuch as you can create your own worldview and by changing your attitudes you can change your reality/world.
Okay... a very good example... I did this last year. I wanted to get into grad school for anthropology. The odds were stacked WAY against me -- my
grades weren't very good, my GRE wasn't bad but wasn't stellar, and I'm the age of most of the students' parents, and it's been nearly 25 years
since I was last in school. Bad odds.
But I wanted it. I talked and met with folks and got on the stick and basically just... DESIRED... it, and I did get into grad school.
There's an old story I like (apocrypal tale) about Shaka, the leader of the Zulus. He went to a witch doctor one day and said "I want to be king."
The witch doctor took him a long way off to a river, made Shaka wade into the water, and suddenly grabbed the young man and held his head under the
water. Shaka fought and clawed, and just as he thought he might die, he was released. He looked up to see the witch doctor running off.
He chased after him and caught the witch doctor and raised his hand to kill the old man, demanding "Why did you do that?"
"You wanted to be king, right?" the witch doctor said.
"Well, when you want to be king as badly as you wanted that breath of air, THEN you will be king."
I want this Masters and Phd in anthro that badly. It will happen for me.
...and that (truly) is the secret, or a secret, or the direction I believe he's going in from reading the material.