[x-posted to my journal]
I think this stuff is going to end up illuminating some theory about the points-chauds. Maybe. At this point I'm all practice and no theory, which is a very very unusual space for my little academic self to be in, so we'll see.
In a way, I find myself wishing I'd had more time with the practice without the theory, because I would have been interested in seeing what we came up with unassisted, so to speak, without this framework being imposed or revealed, depending on your perspective. Oh well lol...
from "Gnostic Zoology: From Bio-Physics to the Ojas-Organisms" (p 327 if you have "the phonebook")
"One of the basic assumptions of the magickal life-sciences is that if there are fields of force which are conscious, there are also living organisms, either of a physical or a metaphysical type, in existence and subject to magickal exploration. Technically speaking, all of gnostic physics is a form of biophysics, because we are examining consciousness-directed energy fields. But it is necessary also to move our explorations beyond the categories of physics, so that we can see the life-fields now as organic systems. These organisms are the externalizations of the Ojas system and are to be found in a variety of contexts. For the purposes of our magickal study, we can state that these organisms can be clsasified fundamentally as types of the four basic forms of Ojas.
Question: Is the magician made up of these organisms?
Answer: The magickal vehicle of the magician would certainly be composed of these organisms. However, this vehicle is generated by magickal processes and is not the same as the astral body or other karmic vehicles.
Q: Are these organisms ever inducted by magicko-radionic methods?
A: Yes. There exist special zoological initiations for this purpose. Such experiments give the magician an entry into the pure universes and hence extend his powers by menas [sic] of his becoming one with that archetypal realm." ( Read more...Collapse )