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a resolute imagination



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Life seems to lack rhyme or reason or even a shadow of order unless we approach it with the key of converses. Seeing everything in its duality, we begin to get some dim clues to direction and what it's all about. It is in these contradictions and their incessant interacting tensions that creativity begins. As we begin to accept the concept of contradictions we see every problem or issue in its whole, interrelated sense. We then recognize that for every positive there is a negative,7 and that there is nothing positive without its concomitant negative, nor any political paradise without its negative side.

Niels Bohr pointed out that the appearance of contradictions was a signal that the experiment was on the right track: "There is not much hope if we have only one difficulty, but when we have two, we can match them off against each other." Bohr called this "complementarity," meaning that the interplay of seemingly conflicting forces or opposites is the actual harmony of nature. Whitehead similarly observed, "In formal logic, a contradiction is the signal of a defeat; but in the evolution of real knowledge it marks the first step in progress towards a victory," Everywhere you look all change shows this complementarity.

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A beautiful positive dream has grown into a negative nightmare. It is the universal tale of revolution and reaction. It is the constant struggle between the positive and its converse negative, which includes the reversal of roles so that the positive of today is the negative of tomorrow and vice versa. This view of nature recognizes that reality is dual. The principles of quantum mechanics in physics apply even more dramatically to the mechanics of mass movements. This is true not only in "complementarity" but in the repudiation of the hitherto universal concept of causality, whereby matter and physics were understood in terms of cause and effect, where for every effect there had to be a cause and one always produced the other. In quantum mechanics, causality was largely replaced by probability…
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The fact is that it is not man's "better nature" but his self-interest that demands that he be his brother's keeper… I believe that man is about to learn that the most practical life is the moral life and that the moral life is the only road to survival. He is beginning to learn that he will either share part of his material wealth or lose all of it; that he will respect and learn to live with other political ideologies if he wants civilization to go on. This is the kind of argument that man's actual experience equips him to understand and accept. This is the low road to morality. There is no other.


OCT 5057 = A RESOLUTE IMAGINATION IS THE BEGINNING OF ALL MAGICAL OPERATIONS (Paracelsus) = I TRY NOT TO FALL FOR MAKE BELIEVE, BUT WHAT IS REALITY? (John Legend - Show Me).

OCT 3749 = ABILITY TO WORK AS A FUNCTIONING MAJORITY = WE TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN.

OCT 2272 = WHEREVER THIS FLAG'S FLOWN = AXIS OF THE ABSCISSAE = THE HODOLOGY OF THE FORCES.

OCT 1856 = ARITHMETIC MEDIATION = NORTHERN MAGNETIC POLE = STRENGE IMAGINATION (Paracelsus).


Noetic Magic and the Coming Transformation in Human Consciousness
Daniel L. Wick

The Philosophical Basis of Magic

The philosophy upon which magic rests can be summarized under five general principles: (1) The doctrine of correspondence (2) The doctrine of emanations (3) The belief in the primacy of will (4) The belief in the importance of the imagination and (5) The belief in a supernatural world.
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The belief in the importance of the imagination is found in all philosophies of magic. In the words of Israel Regardie: "What we so casually call the Imagination in the ordinary man is, according to the Theurgists of all time, the inherent faculty of the soul to assimilate the images and reflections of the divine Astral." Paracelsus is even more concise: "A resolute imagination is the beginning of all magical operations." Will and imagination complement one another; in the absence of either, magic is impossible.


OCT 1621 = CONTRAFACTUM = THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW = VIS IMAGINATIVA.

[4:53 AM 3/3/2012]

AQ 243 = CONTRAFACTUM = 350 PPM CO2 TARGET = AIR SUPPORT = AIR TO GROUND 2 = ART HISTORY = COMMUTATION = DECISION-MAKER = FOR THE RECORD = IPSISSIMUS = LIMONITE-RICH = OMNIA IN UNUM = PAINTER'S GATE = [x] = SERENDIPITY = SYNERGETICS = THE FULL PRICE (beta Zubeneshamali) = THE GRAY ZONE = THENG (DIVINER) (Science and Civilisation in China{413} Kungsun Theng (diviner){260, note 16} 公孫龍).

1577 = TENSEGRITY = AVEN TRAILBLAZER = HEPTARCHY (OCTARCHY).

[2:58 PM 3/4/2012]

OCT 10166 = 30 "ἐμοὶ — MIHI VEL MEI. FUNDAMENTUM CHRISTIANISMI, FIERI DISCIPULUM CHRISTI; FASTIGIUM, ESSE DISCIPULUM CHRISTI." —BENGEL (GRK-125 ἐμοὶ) = ASTRONOMIA NOVA ΑΙΤΙΟΛΟΓΗΤΟΣ, SEU PHYSICA COELESTIS, TRADITA COMMENTARIIS DE MOTIBUS STELLAE MARTIS.


Tags: alinsky, mencius, paracelsus, thereisnoalternative, zuresk
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