Invisible College II - The Blind Spot
Wednesday, February 09, 2005
quantum theory1.A theory in physics based on the principle that matter and energy have the properties of both particles and waves, used to account for a wide range of physical phenomena, including the existence of discrete packets of energy and matter, the uncertainty principle, and the exclusion principle.
sorcery c.1300, from O.Fr. sorcerie, from sorcier "sorcerer," from V.L. *sortiarius, lit. "one who influences, fate, fortune," from L. sors (gen. sortis) "lot, fate, fortune".
Introduction Quantum Sorcery is a magical system which presupposes that an individual can cause desired effects to be manifest in the physical world via the exertion of will. This system makes no supposition regarding the existence or influence of any sort of divine creator; rather it is based upon the premise that the human mind causes minute changes in the behavior of subatomic particles and energy fields within space/time. These minute changes in turn cause a cascade of events to occur, which ultimately result in the desired effect.
Although seemingly odd at first, this theory is in accordance with the second statement of the Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus. One translation of this statement, by Idres Shah, reads: What is above is like what is below. What is below is like what is above. The miracle of unity is to be attained. Understanding the underlying principle of this statement is an essential part of the manifold magickal processes that comprise Hermeticism, the core of a number of traditional Western magickal systems.
In addition, quantum sorcery also acknowledges the theory of sensitive dependence on initial conditions, also known as The Butterfly Effect. Edward Lorenz, a MIT meteorologist, coined the phrase in a 1972 talk based on weather modeling he had initiated in 1960.
Quantum sorcery can be rightly regarded as a subset of Chaos Magick. Like its progenitor, the system is anti-dogmatic, result-oriented, and free-form. The system employs techniques of magick proposed by such authors as Spare, Carroll, Hine, Morrison, and Pesce, alongside of mathematical and scientific theories proposed by Dirac, Lorenz, Heisenberg, Bohr, and Mandelbrot.
What is the Reason? The origin of this project arose from a simple question that I could not answer: What is the mechanism by which the will can cause physical changes in the observable universe to be manifest? How does magick work? My belief is that the force derives from humanity itself. Myriad religions and magical systems with vastly differing methods are seemingly capable of achieving these results, whether the process is referred to as prayer or spell craft. This would seem to indicate that it is not a particular external force which makes these results possible, or if it is, then it is a force which is universally available to all who seek to employ it, rather than being an insular deity. (cont.)