There Are Undiscovered Physics of Consciousness And We Are Experiencing Parapsychological Ecosystem Disruption
Magick is Real and You are Under Attack (Part 2)
This is a follow-up piece to my most read article — written about a year ago. It’s been a little over a year now since I sorta figured out I was a wizard. I’ve only become more concerned as the nature of reality has proven itself to be shockingly complicated and our circumstances have only become more dire. It brings me no joy to know that the world is appropriate for such melodrama. What’s worse: I appear to be trapped in some sort of iterative wizarding loop and am right back where I started a year ago — alternatively I’m fishing for content in order to capitalize on the success I’m seeing with some other articles right now. (Peut-être les deux?)
Lazy content creation loves a sequel.
Anyway. What? Right. I’m a wizard. You may think that’s strange, and it is strange, but it’s because the world has become incredibly strange and I am exceptionally competitive.
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What did I mean by “Magick is Real”?
I defined this word in my article last year but I defined it wrong and it took me a long time to get to a better definition. This is in part because the word I adopted is already heavily connected with Thelema. I tied my approach to the explication of the nature of reality to an established brand — one I wasn’t really connected with and didn’t understand well at all — because given my information at the time it seemed to be the correct term to use independent of certain relevant cultural contexts.
It could probably be described as a form of cultural misappropriation although I don’t imagine the Thelemites who would think to call me out on it are the ones I should be particularly concerned with.
Anyway. What? Oh. Right! Magick! It was the wrong label for me to use. It wasn’t my vibe. There’s a long and amazing history to that word and it merits consideration on its own without being shackled to all my wacky antics.
What I meant was: Undiscovered Physics of Consciousness
The term Undiscovered Physics of Consciousness is applicable to a bunch of things we know are real but don’t know how to understand or measure yet (So we tell ourselves they’re not real). There are new (to us) physics of consciousness we have yet to discern.
The behaviour and impact of undiscovered physics of consciousness is what is discerned during parapsychological research. The fact that we don’t know what they are doesn’t mean they’re not there now. We can see their effects. We can experience them. We have lots and lots of occurrences of events where undiscovered physics of consciousness played a role in peoples lives.
Huge swathes of our culture are built around the fact of parapsychological phenomena.
A bunch of metaphysical stuff is some kind of correct. Information can travel between human minds in ways that violate causality. Not consistently enough to be useful (apparently) but consistently enough to be real.
We can’t round down to 0 on this and we need to understand what that means. We need to be open to all the weird things that are possible because some metaphysical events are real.
We need to assume that there’s an ecosystem of consciousness and we need to assume that it’s complex and variable and influences us all in ways we don’t yet understand.
What did I mean by “You are under attack”?
I bet you twenty bucks self deception causes mayhem in the ecosystem of consciousness. I bet you another 20 bucks saying shitty things to one another does a kind of harm like a slap is a kind of harm but… different.
Social media platforms are really fucking us up. They’re fucking us up in so many ways that we can’t even really understand or see some of the ways they’re fucking us up — and this is merely from the perspective of ways that are mainstream and normal — but then there’s also their impact in parapsychological ecosystem disruption.
Social media platforms are enabling some sort of harmful effects at various scales relating to undiscovered physics of consciousness.
Part of the problem is the current nature of social technologies. The incentive structures behind social media platforms, and much of the internet, formed around the consumption of content that is undeniably harmful. unfortunately we weren’t also provided with tools to understand or prevent this harm. Those incentive structures result in the creation of technology that often does not consider us with good intent.
We have the freedom to harm ourselves and we were put into systems that benefit from our self harm. A lot of people who build big tech talk about saving the world and think about making money.
So look: Harmful intent by technologies connected directly to our minds in an environment where there is a parapsychological ecosystem sustained through undiscovered physics of consciousness is an unacceptable risk to everyone on the planet. This isn’t a thing you can look at and say “That’s not real and I don’t need to think about it” — all you can do is lie to yourself about what may be happening.
There was a time where we could tell ourselves maybe this ecosystem doesn’t really matter but that time has passed. We need technology that cares for us the way we need to care for the ecosystems of the planet. Industries and systems built on neglect, which often fail to take an accurately multidisciplinary approach to their operations, are destroying us.
The current iteration of social media technology is one of the most harmful things we’ve ever consumed because it’s where we can consume the worst of each other and tell ourselves that’s a good thing.
What is the parapsychological ecosystem?
But wait! Isn’t consciousness a database? Yes. It’s both. Consciousness is the database of reality and it’s a such an incomprehensible quantity of information that it probably has an ecosystem — same as so many other complex environments. Big piles of stuff do weird things. The inside of a star and the inside of a planet are both very different than what we see on the outside.
Is there a kind of weather in the parapsychological ecosystem? Does it have a climate? The logical answer to this illogical-seeming question seems to be yes. What does it mean for us if the answer is yes?
If we tell ourselves this is false because we don’t want it to be true, and it turns out to be true (it sure looks true, buddy), we are ignoring something as potentially large and catastrophic as climate change.
Realizing the plausibility and potential of the parapsychological ecosystem is why I lost my shit a year ago. (Editors note: Eric had lost his shit before then and has lost his shit since then.) It’s kind of unmeasurable but it’s real — and that strange combination of conditions fucks us right up when we think or talk about it. We can’t wrap our heads around the logic of it and then our minds go to the space of culture for answers and everything becomes more muddled and confusing because this is associated with the most complicated and challenging space in our culture.
There is a persistent field of energy surrounding us at all times where part of our minds interact with one another. This field is large and complex and variable enough that it has inconsistent effects on people. There are probably microclimates in the parapsychological ecosystem that influence individuals and communities and there are probably macroclimates that expand to cover our entire planet.
I’m not sure what the best terminology here will end up being for this stuff. Mind hurricanes is a little much — even for me.
We don’t need to change much
As I stated to my in my article that reality may be a sentient multidimensional hyperorganism: A bunch of religions are some kind of right. We don’t need to reinvent the wheel we need to fix our shit. It has to start close to home because that’s where we can have the greatest impact.
Unfortunately huge swathes of our economy and incentive structures are geared towards you focusing outward at all the shit about other people you don’t like instead of the shit about yourself you don’t wanna deal with. This state of affairs means that the hardest thing to do, likely a thing you don’t want to do or feel you don’t need to do, is what you need to do first.
You are a ship in a sea of consciousness. It’s laudable that you would choose to focus on others and improve their circumstances — assuming you’re not avoiding thinking about yourself by attacking other people — but there is a storm of unknown proportions forming.
This is not the time for efforts that increase conflict.
What if part of the Dark Ages was space weather where our our brains be?
I’m not sure where to go with this thought yet as I only had it while writing the end of this article and it clearly merits its own article.
Thanks for reading. I’m a wizard. You can find me on the internet.