Making Magick Practical: The Principle of Mentalism
Updated: Jun 12, 2022
First hermetic Principle:
The first Hermetic Principle: The All is Mind. The Universe is Mental.
Neuroscience teaches us that the mind is a wonderful thing. Whatever we choose to focus on and expend our energy on, the brain will subconsciously help us to clarify the ideas and solve the problems we face, subconsciously if we apply critical thinking to the ideas generated by the imagination. That is the magic all humans have, intrinsically but few realize the implications of.
There is a book by Mark Stavish called Egregores, an occult concept representing a "thoughtform" or "collective group mind", an autonomous psychic entity made up of and influencing, the thoughts of a group of people. The symbiotic relationship between an egregore and its group has been compared to the more recent, non-occult concepts of the corporation (as a legal entity) and the meme. https://languagehat.com/egregore/#:~:text=Egregore%20(also%20egregor)%20is%20an,of%20a%20group%20of%20people.
A nation is held together by an idea. As long as the will of the people in a nation believe in and work toward the betterment of a nation in kind, believing in the same basic ideas, like freedom and democracy, and working together wisely sustains those ideas the nation will prosper.
However, when enough people work against those ideas or challenge the validity of those ideas, or seek to weaken the power those ideas have over individuals the nation will start to break down.
This is not only true with nations, it is true with any organization comprised of people. Therefore the need for the responsible use of propaganda. Propaganda can be both positive and negative.
Positive propaganda supports the egregore, negative propaganda does not and even seeks to tear down that egregore, defined in this respect as a guiding idea that ties a group together.
Note- positive does not always mean constructive and negative does not always mean destructive. Sometimes change is needed but to change too quickly can throw that nation or human organization into chaos. Change can be difficult.
What we cannot achieve alone – we can achieve together. Groups of people are more powerful than individuals. Even a powerful individual can have little effect on an egregore. However, a large group of powerful individuals, like The World Economic Forum, combine their resources to influence huge numbers of people with a wide variety of institutions like news agencies and social media platforms that propaganda can break down the guiding egregore of a nation by calling into question the validity of institutions of government and law enforcement.
Focusing on all the negative aspects of society, and exaggerating chaotic events the people, who give power to the idea of a nation or organization no longer agree on how best to guide that nation or organization and start working against the initial ideas that tied that nation together. They weaken the organization or nation.
That weakness makes that organization or nation vulnerable not only to differing ideas of governing from the inside of the larger group but more vulnerable to ideas outside the group. Those guided by the ideas of democracy and liberty see the weaknesses inherent in all human organizations and become open to the ideas outside the group like those of communism and totalitarianism.
However, even the egregore of communism and totalitarianism are subject to the same weaknesses of democracy and liberty, namely internal corruption. All humans are corruptible, therefore all governments and human-led organizations are corruptible.
Realizing this we should all realize that scrapping an idea to institute another will eventually lead to the same problems and powerful individuals will eventually challenge the new order and will band together and seek to change it such as happened in the French, and American Revolutions and now, The World Economic Forum. Change is inevitable.
Revolutions use war, and war is always the end result of a radical change of ideas, such as those put forth by The World Economic Forum and the new move toward programmable digital currencies, which would allow central banking institutions and the governments that regulate them and give them complete control over whom we buy from as well as who can buy and sell and what can be bought and sold.
This is the importance of occult principles and why they have been hidden from the masses as the elites who understand these ideas use them against those ignorant of the truth – All is mind. Ideas change humanity.
We all have a choice. Give in to the new ideas, making change easier, or fight against those changes making change more difficult. The more powerful group will always win but that does not mean the more powerful group, in the beginning, will remain the more powerful group in the end. Therefore Thomas Jefferson said, “I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.” I am not judging the coming changes for change is inevitable but radical change is always painful. This is a fact.
All ideas are Demonic in that they arise from the human will if you are a satanist. However, if you believe in a benevolent God Good ideas can be considered Angelic, dualism, ideas are good or bad, people are good or bad, The Biblical God is good and the Devil is bad even though we see the God of the bible doing bad things and even says he creates evil.
The reality is - THE ALL - represents balance. The individual is God and the individual decides what is good and what is evil. Those ideas are spread through propaganda, people give power to the ideas they prefer, therefore the more people who agree on the goodness or badness of an idea make that idea more powerful. Egregores have real existence in the real world so I will repeat the following:
Whatever we choose to focus on and expend our energy on, the brain will subconsciously help us to clarify the ideas and solve the problems we face, subconsciously if we apply critical thinking to the ideas generated by the imagination. That is the magic all humans have, intrinsically but few realize the implications of. In this respect, WE ARE ALL gods and give our power to the egregore we prefer, which is GOD.
My business is using symbols to help people feel better and be more successful using the brain’s ability to do what it naturally does and is backed by Neuroscience. Yes, it is magical the things we can achieve if we just hack our brain’s natural capacities. https://www.atlgothworks.com.
I invite anyone to debate with me or make an offer for me to speak to any group.