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I'm going to make you all mages of extraordinary power
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I'm sick of the current paradigm. I want to change things and I need an army of mages.
I'm going to explain the most important aspect of "magic" to you in as simple a way as I can.
Basically for anything to succeed you need to craft two explanations for the same work.
One explanation is simply that you, the mage, are casting a spell.
The important part that I'm guessing no one has taught you is that you have to appease the skeptics so to speak. You must craft an alternate explanation for the success of your work that is *entirely rational*.
Entheogenic drug use, (especially MDMA before that particular molecule's fall from grace) operates under this principle. When people have these amazing experiences that are out of this world there are two explanations. 1.) they contacted the godhead and 2.) the skepticfag explanation, they took a drug and altered their perception
Magic operates the same way except the mage authors mostly the rational portion. Too many failed magicians focus on attaining their supernatural results without writing the "out" for the rational universe to explain it in it's own way.
This is why people like James Randi will always be right about magic, but he is also wrong.
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So I'm getting into magic. It has always interested me, but ritual magic is a huge turn off.
I like the meditation, the tree of life, astrology, tarot, symbolism, hermeticism, etc. But vibrating Hebrew words doesn't do it for me. I also don't really believe in God the way the bible spells it out, more like a collective consciousness or source.
But so much ritual magic is based on this. I really don't want to invoke the archangels everytime I do a LBR. I don't believe in angels (thought forms and elementals, maybe) and if they are real - I don't want to bother them.
Magic seems intuitive, and my aversion to YHVH is leading me to chaos magic. It does seem like it cuts through the bullshit and gets right into it. Is this a good assessment?
Anyone have any good audiobooks on chaos magic?
Soul versus consciousness
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If someone suffered a permanent brain injury such as a lobotomy and became either a different person with different behavior, personality, thoughts, or was disabled or even vegetative. When this person dies, what happens to their soul? Would the soul be calm, slow, unable to think complex thoughts, etc or be like the person was before?
Is it possible that the incident essentially killed the person and their soul went on after the incident, and then upon death, it is a second, new soul that goes to afterlife?
How would various religions cover this?