Well, that about sums up much of what has plagued the magickal collective with ignorance and pseudoscientific novelties for a while now, eh? Tautology con-fused with alchemical symbolism.
Missing mass. How ecclesiastical. I've never attended mass, myself but, I hear it's great on the calf muscles; all that standing and sitting and standing.
Hmmm is this the cyber-commune heat-death scenario?
What a puppet for cross-referencing wouldn't do to meet the daemons who revealed the Zohar in it's entirety to those shroomed Jews. A waste of the modern mental capacity to adapt any keystroke pattern in the zombified multitudes connecting their heart rate through their mouse and indicating breath rhythms through fingertip response mechanisms imbedded in the shock pad.
Let's examine this in two disparate ways 1.) technology has sped seemingly everything up to the speed of light and this has left the overachiever in all of us with much less time to purchase adequate quantities of nootropics, space to fit all multimedia supplies, and energy to work to fee hir families drug habits. 2.) Time-Space and Energy-Mass are the most basic, fundamental byproducts of our dualized perception (i.e., we always qualify time and space as relative to movement, or "how far -- how fast." Energy and mass OTOH being how much can readily be accomplished with our given tools or technology). I digress.
In the dearly uttered words of the Rusky Rodent:
"I thought we covered this already...?"
It's funny how the sacred Abramelin system of meta-programming has stuck in the memepool for so long and so strong. Sticky shit. And, everything in the First World amerikulture being popularly translated thru Xianity does no service to anyone outside of the 140,000 some odd fundamentalists gawking at the sky and waiting for the rapture to snatch them from their armchair. Too many concepts have been drilled into our chromosomes for far too long for us to just wear black clothes and say "I'm an atheist" and be taken seriously. Nevertheless, if someone is publicly declaring adepthood they should never be taken seriously unless you have witnessed this person perform no less than three "accidental miracles" in your presence.
At the very least there should be some form of deprogramming utilized to banish unnecessary concepts from our psyche.
conversation 1 & 0
1: Does the concept of "hell" do anything positive for us?
0: Well, if we had a passion to hurt someone but couldn't for some reason (physical or legal) then we could take joy in the fact that they'll burn in hell, right?
1: Not very useful, I'd prefer bruising or cursing. But, how do you even know that _you_ aren't going to burn in hell by this same belief exchange?
0: Yeah, that's the tricky part. It's confusing, really. See in Xianity you're forgiven by JC for all earthly sins, so who actually goes to hell, y'know?
1: Uh-huh. Good point, I'm sure. Back to my original question, what benefits are there in the concepts of death, hell, and punishment? Besides scaring the life out of you so that you're a more obedient human. "The sun is the eye of god and he's watching you like in _The Truman Show_"
0: OK, so there are no benefits to these concepts, but if I'm not currently "holding" any belief in these concepts how can they even affect me?
1: What do they say "knowledge is power" and "ignorance is bliss"?
0: Who's "they"?
1: Who knows? The point is: information is a vital part of modern human life, the conscious mind "forgets" a lot of things. Think about how many phone numbers you've forgotten in your lifetime. But, supposedly, the memory remains in our head somewhere. Some memories get "burned" into our minds and resurface in dreams and psychosis. Other memories have become so distorted or vague that they resonate mostly as symbol associations. Our conscious mind could only translate these memory complexes as: many things at once or some multilayered crap like an archetype.
0: Oh psychiatrists scare me, anything "clinical" is creepy.
1: Maybe what I'm trying to say is be careful what you forget, let things forget you instead if your capable; otherwise seek all that you have forgotten and paint symbols with deep personality in them. They have sustained the poets and artists throughout all centuries and the whole of this Collective Forgotten Memories(tm) makes up the darkest regions of the Aether. The sub stratum. The subtle plane.
1: Yes, like hidden or cloaked from sight (or sense).
0: knowledge is power and ignorance is bliss, huh?
1: Did I say that? I'm not sure if that was my point exactly...
Energy and Mass, in the Newtonian sense, are inseparable.
Supernatural, psychic, or magickal phenomena have been most accurately described as converting energy to mass.
In a human, this would mean raising a/the force and then emitting or releasing it in composite form.
I hear all the sub-humans caroling outside to me:
"So quickly we forget the long lost laws of three
That vertical breasted digit makes me feel so lucky
Warms me up wit a triple dose it's triplicate majesty
When I grow up, I know what I want to be...
I wanna be a 3... I wanna be your H.V.C.(tm)!"
Is it the triangle of Manifestation or the eye in the Triangle that deceives? If it were up to me to decide who gets what disease then what would be left for we who believes?