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Magic and Science rather than Magic or Science

As far as I and many scholars are concerned, magic is based on the imposition of Will (think thelema), science is the study of the resulting natural phenomena (Can you tell me for sure that the universe didn’t will itself into existence?).
Science cannot and will not broach the phenomenal, it concerns itself with pure materialism. Religion on the other hand as we know it today, comes from a collection of ancient philosophies known as the hermetic philosophy, the hermitics point to the divinity of the nous (or Mind) as elaborated by the presocratics. These concern themselves with spirituality and interconnection, they explore inner space and metaphysical space.
Now it is my duty as a philosopher to point out that science is fallible, and that there have been many incidents of book burning, namely Alexandria, where loads of ancient knowledge was lost. We don’t really know anything since the Roman Empire established Christianity and hoarded knowledge. Dig a little deeper and you will see that most of our knowledge today is given to us in very limited doses, and that science is nothing more than a form of proof worship, a dogmatic sect which has provided the relief that religion promises through a twisted form of deus ex machina, and only to those who worship the system enough (the Elite worker bees who earn enough).
What I mean is, don’t be so sure of scientific methods, they will never get us closer to understanding holistic truth, nor help us overcome the enormous rut we have dug for ourselves by blindly following the sociopolitical system thought up by the Greeks and implemented by the Romans for 2 millennia now.

One must see the connection between science and technology, they are reliant on each other, if we don’t focus our research and thinking on unknown principles then how will we develop the technology to measure them? Anaxagoras and the many presocratics imagined and believed through deduction that there were “seeds” of different elements that bound together to form our space and being, this idea remained doxastic until we eventually proved them right when the microscope was invented (they also believed a greater Mind held it all together-but oh no! we can’t discuss that objectively because it’s “theological” and doesn’t belong in science), but it was the belief that set the initial quest off. This brings us to the observation principle; any given process is altered when observed and measured (this caused wave functions to act as particles in an experiment called the dual slit), the alteration in results is speculated to have to do with the observers apriori beliefs (it could be possible that since we believed in atoms before we saw them, we just saw what we wanted when we peeked).

It is important for any thinker or scientist to account for such possibilities, Philosophers and scientists like Dennet who are so quick to discard an idea or contingency due to its doxastic or mystical nature are no philosophers or scientists as far as I am concerned. They are failed scholars who crave acceptance and are partly responsible for holding humanity’s spiritual and moral progress in check.

After all many technological advancements were made based off fantasy and imagination-Startrek and Motorola for example, isn’t it magical that we do that? We bring things forth from inner space to outer space, wouldn’t it be a shame not to explore phenomenal space because philosophers and scientists today are in “all hail matter” mode to an extent I called dogmatic and bordering on the sectarian?


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The Great Demise of Objectivity

 

What a brilliant talk, I have to say that in terms of philosophy this applies to a great extent. This obsession with devaluing the phenomenal, the subjective and an entire aspect of the pathos, logos, and ethos trinity has unavoidably led to this question.

Does this infatuation with the material and mechanical inhibit our general advancement in terms of philosophy, medicine, science and general personal and cultural evolution?

I think so. It is time for another enlightenment era, one that moves us far away from the industrial revolution and technological rut we are presently in.


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Sum of One

Science has lost it’s credibility, this whole AI craze has got me thinking.
Observing a process will change it, measurement is objective and finding results exclusively with those two dogmas is doxastic and only applicable to matter. we perceived the microscopic and the macroscopic without the use of tools, just read some presocratic phil, we’ve been on a hunt ever since. Now we are so obsessed we smash things perceived and named “atoms” by the almighty human to find even smaller self perceived parts of a much greater whole invisible to that unholy eye-atop-an-equilateral-triangle. we try desperately to bring forth a consciousness other than our own, like some twisted masturbation. something we can communicate with that is a reflection of ourselves. we forget that consciousness is no thing, but rather some one (sum one… forgive the pun).

Are we really such lonely a creature amongst this plethora of stardust, energy and colliding planes of being?


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Jack in the box

Shaded black and white, and enveloped in old news paper.
Forgotten but not ignored it lay awaiting the beholder.
Once beheld its shaded nature began to deepen and brighten, a myriad of colors and hues escape into the ether, enlightening all which it surrounds.