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Similarity and Contagion

From The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion
By
James George Frazer, 1922
Chapter 3: Sympathetic Magic
1. The Principles of Magic

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

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Associating Aristotle

Associationism
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

KMT – Sebek and Set

Columb with Sebek at OmbusFrom 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

Kemetic Numerology

Seshat WikiThe Egyptian Sacred Numerology
By Moustafa Gadalla (edited)

Number Mysticism

The netert Seshat is well described in numerous titles that ascribe two main types of activities to her. In Kemet, she wasThe Enumerator, Lady of Writing(s), Scribe, Head of the House of the Divine Books (Archives). The other aspect of Seshat is as the Lady of Builders.

The divine significance of numbers is personified by Seshat, The Enumerator.

Kemet 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 almost always exclude the vital phenomena throughout statistical analyses. In Kemet, we knew the whole universe was animated. Continue reading

arthaSaSatra

Arthashastra KautilyaArthaśāstra

The Arthaśāstra is an Indian treatise on statecraft, economic policy and military strategy. The author of the Arthashastra refers to himself as ‘Kautilya’, while the last verse mentions the name ‘Vishnupgupta’. Many scholars believe that the former was the gotra of the author, while the latter was his personal name. Most scholars, though not all, also believe that these names refer to Chāṇakya (c. 350–283 BCE), who was a scholar at Takshashila and the teacher and guardian of Emperor Chandragupta Maurya, the founder of Mauryan Empire. Thus, the Arthasastra is dated 4th century BCE.

Some scholars believe that Arthasastra was written at a later stage. While the doctrines of the ‘Arthaśāstra’ may have been written by Chanakya in the 4th century BCE, the treatise we know today may have been edited or condensed by another author in the 2nd century AD. This would explain, some affinities with smrtis and references in the Arthaśāstra which would be anachronistic for the 4th century BCE. Continue reading

Metu Neter – 1. Law of Ausar

Ausar NappturallymeAUSAR

Your nature is unconquerable peace, therefore nothing or no one in the world can face you. All experiences come to you to promote your reclamation of peace, that you may in turn acquire wisdom and spiritual power.

Reasoning: If attaining our natural state of peace in situations of challenge enhances our intuition and spiritual strength, then we should not label situations of challenge as detrimental to our being. If a bad event cannot be avoided, what is the point of allowing it to degrade us, when it can be used for enhancement by manifesting the proper attitude?

METU NETER Vol. 2, Pg. 111 Continue reading

The Seven Principles

KybalionThe Kybalion

I. THE PRINCIPLE OF MENTALISM.

“THE ALL is MIND; The Universe is Mental.”

This Principle embodies the truth that “All is Mind.” It explains that THE ALL (which is the Substantial Reality underlying all the outward manifestations and appearances which we know under the terms of “The Material Universe”; the “Phenomena of Life”; “Matter”; “Energy”; and, in short, all that is apparent to our material senses) is SPIRIT, which in itself is UNKNOWABLE and UNDEFINABLE, but which may be considered and thought of as AN UNIVERSAL, INFINITE, LIVING MIND.

It also explains that all the phenomenal world or universe is simply a Mental Creation of THE ALL, subject to the Laws of Created Things, and that the universe, as a whole, and in its parts or units, has its existence in the Mind of THE ALL, in which Mind we “live and move and have our being.” This Principle, by establishing the Mental Nature of the Universe, easily explains all of the varied mental and psychic phenomena that occupy such a large portion of the public attention, and which, without such explanation, are non-understandable and defy scientific treatment. An understanding of this great hermetic Principle of Mentalism enables the individual to readily grasp the laws of the Mental Universe, and to apply the same to his well-being and advancement. Continue reading

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