Higher learning is the result of challenging the way you think. Philosophy, is one of the principles of learning because it’s designed to ask more questions to help us find answers.
I mentioned in a previous post, that didn’t know where to begin when I wanted to learn the rules of ritual magick. The reason for this is because my thinking process overwhelms my ability to understand things plainly. I see my entire thought or image like a construction site with various projects going at once. I can see the building forming, but I have no understanding of how.
In that post, I hoped to somehow briefly explain why ritual magick is like anything else. I further suggested in another post, that it’s no different from yoga or a form of exercise. It’s a different type of meditation, and to learn it as a group goes further than a subjective learning process. Imagine that it is an exercise of the will as a group and then apply it to a ritual for an organization. It all makes perfect sense, and it can work for that as an ideology. I would like to create an image of a paranormal philosophy, that can work for everyone that uses these rituals.
Last year, I decided to ‘leave’. Meaning that I had tried my hand at balancing a work life with my life and it didn’t work out. The accumulation of ten years of built up baggage had become too heavy and I needed to change things up, so I decided to leave and rebel. I’m no longer anxious or concerned about how things are going to go. Since then, I’ve settled on accepting a certain truth. Very basic, simple logic that I can construct carefully.
I’m a creator. Everything that I have here, is my own, because I want to build from scratch. Start anew. The first thing that I started with, was to start writing.
But with writing, there’s a problem, one that I found a solution for. People who write, who create things are so down trodden with their own criticism that they’re writing blind. I’ve learned that you can’t do that. I’ve learned to NOT do that. There’s a story to tell, and I’m gonna tell it. The series of events need to be transcribed in as much detail as possible, so the reader ‘gets it’.
I also don’t think that I’m a transmitter, picking up signals from the air. Or at least, I don’t want to believe that I’m receiving those stories from somewhere. I’m the one who creates those stories if they’re fiction, but the stories are there and people are living or have lived them in the form of non-fiction. My urge to those stories is paranormal. That’s what’s creating dark circles under my eyes. It’s what wakes me up, and pulls me to the computer.
In the same way, many of these writers find it difficult to find something to write about. The reason for this, is because they want to write about something that isn’t there yet, and they want to build something out of thin air that everyone is going to love. You can do all the searches you want on that and know it’s true.
I don’t care what people like or don’t like, it’s a story that has to be told. Why? Because that paranormal urge to do it — wants me to.
For instance, my dreams. I’ve started getting better at remembering them when I wake up, and now that I write all of the time (because I refuse to do anything else), I write them down. They’re there in my head and I want to describe them in the best way possible because they are unique and no one else has them. With that, I want to express what it was like to be there… in those dreams. I want you to see it, feel it, experience it in every way possible.
It’s that paranormal urge…
It doesn’t matter to me if anyone likes them or not, they’re there and I want them written down. I want to tell people about them too, because what is life all about but to live it and spread your stories to as many people as you can. People who will remember you for as long as they live. You owe those around you the experience of YOU!
Because, there is no one like you. This reminds me of a poem that I published at the writer’s cafe:
“What we are now”
we are here, and you see me
what does that feel like?
does it feel just like I’m feeling now?
I have your attention.
we are having that moment
and when will you need this moment again?
how will it preserve itself in your history?
this moment is profound at present
you’ll take it with you and in the end, only a few of you will remember us
it is the one that immortalizes it for the ones that are not here
who I feel…
some concern for.
Those dreams are your stories. Take note of them and either leave them as they are or use them as the foundation to build your ideas from. There is a need for that.
People tend to live their lives as if they have thousands more to look forward to. You don’t. So make record of your experiences, tell everyone about your condition, your state of mind… and to express this, first you must accept that the experience is therefore subjective.
To direct you attention to the meaning of the paranormal, we (as in the engaged reader and I), will use this example as the best one to confide in — within this reasonable statement:
It is my contention that the distinction between normal phenomena and paranormal phenomena is not metaphysical (as in the former being composed of matter and the latter being composed of some yet unknown substance), but it’s epistimological. Normal phenomena are knowable through scientific means, where paranormal ones are not. Unless one is willing to admit to a non-scientific epistimology, then one is forced to admit that the paranormal in its myriad of forms (ghosts, reincarnation, auras, psychics, etc.) cannot be known to exist.
If one is willing to admit that knowledge of objects can be known through non-scientific means, then one must fully describe that epistimological method and one must describe how objects can be known to exist despite the fact that science indicates that they do not.
My use of “science” is meant in a very broad way, meaning that observation of the phenomena must be able to be documented, measured, and reliably repeated. Any refusal to set forth a precise method for conducting any study and controlling for known variables will render the method unscientific.
What I am saying is that ghosts, aura, psychics, dowsing rods, etc. don’t exist. If, for example, ghosts did exist, we’d have filmed them, measured them, and figured out a way to elicit their presence. Until we do, anyone who asserts they know they exist is asserting an unsupportable epistimological claim and is rightly declared wrong. – Hanover
While there is no scientific method involved here with proving that this urge exists, it’s the written word or art of description which I use to express that urge to you and with it, some shared experience.