This is an interesting piece about cycles and synchronicities, click here. How much choice in the outcome of an action (and the action itself) do we really have? We all flow with the waves of the universe, and are part of a larger process. We can choose to flit this way or that or to turn off or turn on, but always within the confnes of the universal systems of events (SOE). This is not to say that all SOEs are not also subject to perpetual change. In fact, like a flowing river it is always changing. Its null state is change.
The idea of a null state is hard to grasp by many, especially when this null state is change. But even though the particles that make up the river are always changing, it is still a river. Collectively it is a singular unit confined by the boundaries of the SOE surrounding it.
Magick or yoga is simply the observation and influence of an SOE. The SOE undergoing directed change, coordinated by the practioner, can be either one of the many SOEs that is a building block of the practitioner or one that the practioner finds theirself moving within. Above or below. Humans are only a collection of event horizons, just like everything, and our will is merely like the breeze that affects the ripples upon the surface.
The Golden Dawn, a group most active at the turn of the 20th century, recognized that by influencing the SOE making up our consciouness and awareness that profound effects can be rationalized in the individual. By imposing a ceremonial structure to the SOE we want to manipulate the pieces begin to move the way we want them to move. The SOE becomes the system we are invoking. Thus, we can, after the transformation, pick and choose the behavior of the SOE because we are aware of all of the parts comprising it.
Discover another planet.
Some people believe that Nikola Tesla was the first to make it to Mars. (Look it up. Everything you read on the Internet is true, at least when analyzing human behavioral structures.) Remeniscent of the film Total Recall inspired by Philip K Dick's story, "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale", we can now travel to Mars.
Discover our post-hedonic selves.
I have often wondered what things would have been like if I had not been so selfish. Family centrism, or fixation, seems to be the predominant outlook of the universe from the perspective of a large percentage of us. So possibly, thinking that I have been selfish is just some remnant from a time that is best left forgotten. Anything traditional, I despise. Sports and the enthusiasm for them, shared by so many cheap lager drinking men (and an increasing number of women), I just don't understand. I never did.
I remember growing up in suburban hell, during the 1970's and 80's, and , often to my dismay, family seemed to be the main focus of everyone in my immediate vicinity. And on these frequent occasions, the men would sit watching frigging sports and the women would be off in the kitchen cooking something to clog our veins. It made me sick to my stomach, the sports and the food. Not a good mix. It's like getting trashed on alcohol and then smoking a big fat joint; immediate and violent vomitting ensues, at least for me.
But this selfishness is essential to our well being. Selfishness breeds self reliance and ultimate responsibility. Being selfish does not mean that we do not experience love. In fact, the love is much more powerful because it has intent behind it. This love is not of convenience or lust (entirely) or money or mundane survival. Love by choice for the sake of loving. Lacking expection of a reward, this love transcends the spheres and helps us vibrate at a frequency with a resonance that let's us tap into the completeness of knowing our true selves and our place in the universe.
Not to be too cliche, but all roads lead to nowhere and their features and structure change based upon the conscious thought that is travelling them. The boundaries of the road define the route we can take and the experiences we can have along the way. Within the boundaries of the road to nowhere, we have many choices, but we never have an infinite amount of choices.