IF we analyse the principles of thought on which magic is based, they will probably be found to resolve themselves into two: first, that like produces like, or that an effect resembles its cause; and, second, that things which have once been in contact with each other continue to act on each other at a distance after the physical contact has been severed. The former principle may be called the Law of Similarity, the latter the Law of Contact or Contagion. From the first of these principles, namely the Law of Similarity, the magician infers that he can produce any effect he desires merely by imitating it: from the second he infers that whatever he does to a material object will affect equally the person with whom the object was once in contact, whether it formed part of his body or not. Charms based on the Law of Similarity may be called Homoeopathic or Imitative Magic. Charms based on the Law of Contact or Contagion may be called Contagious Magic. Continue reading
By Michael Dawson, 2010
Connectionism is the modern form of empiricist philosophy (Berkeley, 1710; Hume, 1748/1952; Locke, 1706/1977), where knowledge is not innate, but is instead provided by sensing the world.
“No man’s knowledge here can go beyond his experience” (Locke, 1706/1977, p. 83).
If recursion is fundamental to the classical approach’s rationalism, then what notion is fundamental to connectionism’s empiricism?
The key idea is association: different ideas can be linked together, so that if one arises, then the association between them causes the other to arise as well. Continue reading
Max Müller. A paid employee, who translated the Rigved in a demeaning style. The hidden secrets of his life.
By Swami Prakashanand Saraswati, 1999
1. Max Müller was a British agent, especially employed (in 1847) to write the translations of the Vedas in such a demeaning way so that the Hindus should lose faith in them. His personal letter to his wife dated December 9, 1867 reveals this fact.
2. He was highly paid for this job. According to the statistical information given on page 214 of the “English Education, 1798-1902” by John William Adamson, printed by Cambridge University Press in 1930, the revised scale of a male teacher was £90 per year and for a woman, £60 in 1853. The present salary of a teacher in London is £14,000 to £36,000 per year, which averages a minimum of at least 200 times Continue reading
“Everything is dual; everything has poles; everything has its pair of opposites; like and unlike are the same; opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; extremes meet; all truths are but half-truths; all paradoxes may be reconciled.” — The Kybalion.
The great Fourth Hermetic Principle — the Principle of Polarity — embodies the truth that all manifested things have “two sides”; “two aspects”; “two poles”; a “pair of opposites,” with manifold degrees between the two extremes. The old paradoxes, which have Continue reading
From SETH/SEBEK (Sphere 8) Divine Intellect into Deception and the fight with Heru
By Metaphysics, 2008
In writing the Star Wars Tree of Life is as follows:
Sphere 0: Amen/The Force
Sphere 1: Ausar/Anakin Skywalker
Sphere 2: Tehuti/Yoda
Sphere 3: Seker/Obi-Wan Kenobi
Sphere 4: Maat/Padme Amidala
Sphere 5: Heru-Khuti/Luke Skywalker
Sphere 6: Heru/Luke Skywalker
Sphere 7: Het Heru/Leia Skywalker
Sphere 8: Sebek/Darth Vader
Sphere 9: Auset/Padme Amidala
Sphere 10: Geb/Emperor Palpatine
It wasn’t long before his youngest brother, Set (Satan) – symbol of the dedication of our intellectual faculties (logic and deceptive reasoning) to Continue reading
Numbers in Egyptian mythology
Certain numbers were considered sacred, holy, or magical by the ancient Egyptians.
Three: symbol of plurality
The basic symbol for plurality among the ancient Egyptians was the number three: even the way they wrote the word for “plurality” in hieroglyphics consisted of three vertical marks ( | | | ). Triads of deities were also used in Egyptian religion to signify a complete system. Examples include references to the god Atum “when he was one and became three” when he gave birth to Shu and Tefnut, and the triad of Horus, Osiris, and Isis.
- The beer used to trick Sekhmet soaked three hands into the ground.
- The second god, Re, named three times to define the sun: dawn, noon, and evening. Continue reading
The Egyptian Sacred Numerology
By Moustafa Gadalla
The netert (goddess) Seshat is well described in numerous titles that ascribe two main types of activities to her. She is The Enumerator, Lady of Writing(s), Scribe, Head of the House of the Divine Books (Archives).
The other aspect of Seshat and obviously closely related to it is one where she is described as the Lady of Builders.
The divine significance of numbers is personified in Ancient Egyptian traditions by Seshat, The Enumerator.
The Ancient Egyptians had a “scientific and organic system” of observing reality. Modern-day science is based on observing everything as dead (inanimate). Modern physical formulas in our science studies Continue reading