A Secular and Physical Way to Interpret Magick

A Secular and Physical Way to Interpret Magick

Philosophical discourse has focused a great deal on the debates concerning the primacy of "existence" over "essence" and the origin of activity in the universe. The existence of "essence" is related to form's transforming potential. In essence, "existence" is interpreted as the form's architecture or design, however a more thorough examination of these words would be helpful. In the universe, an unknown event at some point in time allowed for transformation, separation, and the creation of new forms, such massive galaxies, animals on Earth, and phenomena that travel through multiple realities. The way existence takes shape and transforms is called magick.

Philosophical discussions of existence and essence can be connected to the creative and scientific aspects of magick through Jangled Jester's interpretation of the practice. While Jangled Jester's definition emphasizes the more fundamental relationship between form and functionalism, Aleister Crowley's emphasis on Will on slightly different. By not holding that consciousness or willpower are fundamental to existence, JJ's viewpoint extends magick to many more forms than Will.

From this perspective, one might be enchanted by the recognition of the transforming and functional abilities of forms, regardless of whether they are conscious. It supports agnosticism when dealing with Willpower, thinking forms, and the source of enchantment, even though it is not intrinsically critical of panpsychism. With magick defined as the design of function as opposed to the power of Will, Will's magick is still included, but the conceptual framework is expanded to include the potential for unconscious, unintentional, and inanimate magick forms. 

A thorough investigation of a rose's anatomy and function reveals a complex interaction of botanical features, ranging from basic parts like seed, root, bud, bloom, flower, and leaves to functional qualities like photosynthesis, spikey protection, and fragrance seduction. The rose's essence lies in the intricate mechanical interactions between its components, which nurture a deep relationship with its natural environment. The magick of a rose comes from the seamless integration of its anatomical components, where the exquisite interplay of form and function creates an enchanting growth of fragrance and beauty.



This scholarly method makes it easier to translate magick into either religious, non-religious, panpsychist, or non-panpsychist activities. The goal is to recognize magick globally and inspire mundane enchantment by consciously acknowledging the shape and functionality of existence, so embodying the role of a magickian. Consciousness, awareness, and the ability to engage with magick are recognized as intellectual gifts, accompanied by the duties of transformation and an abundance of wonders to discover.

Approaching this scale of magick may be more efficiently performed through agnostic first principles, which provide the freedom to explore with individual ideas and make autonomous conclusions about the essence of life. This captures the core of Jangled Jester's view on magick, acknowledging several ways in which this revision might be engaged with and interpreted.



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