Black Magic - noun: the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world.
White Magic - noun: magic used only for good purposes. [www.onelook.com]
"The nearer we ascend to the fountain of being and action the more magical must be the phenomena, for that fountain head is pure volition. Pure volition is magic, that is, the mode of producing phenomena without mechanical appliances, and without seeming to overcome by physical visible force the inertia of matter." [JOHN ERNST WORRELL KEELY], [Snell Manuscript - The Book, page 2]
When Keely's discovery has been made known to scientists, a new field of research will be opened up in the realm of Philosophy, where all eternal, physical, and metaphysical truths are correlated; for Philosophy has been well defined by Willcox as the science of that human thought which contains all human knowledges. He who possesses the structure of philosophic wisdom built up of all knowledges - grand and sublime - has a mental abode wherein to dwell which other men have not. Dr. Macvicar says:- "The nearer we ascend to the fountain-head of being and of action, the more magical must everything inevitably become, for that fountain-head is pure volition. And pure volition, as a cause, is precisely what is meant by magic; for by magic is merely meant a mode of producing a phenomenon without mechanical appliances - that is, without that seeming continuity of resisting parts and that leverage which satisfy our muscular sense and our imagination, and bring the phenomenon into the category of what we call 'the natural' - that is, the sphere of the elastic, the gravitating, the sphere into which the vis inertiae is alone admitted." In Keely's philosophy, as in Dr. Macvicar's "Sketch of a Philosophy," the economy of creation is not regarded as a theory of development all in one direction, which is the popular supposition, but as a cycle in which, after development and as its fruit, the last term gives again the first. Herein is found the link by which the law of continuity is maintained throughout, and the cycle of things is made to be complete: - the link which is missing in the popular science of the day, with this very serious consequence, that, to keep the break out of sight, the entire doctrine of spirit and the spiritual world is ignored or denied altogether." [The Fountain Head of Force]
"Macvicar teaches that the nearer we ascend to the fountain-head of being and of action, the more magical must everything inevitably become; for that fountain-head is pure volition. And pure volition, as a muse, is precisely what is meant by magic; for by magic is meant a mode of producing a phenomenon without mechanical appliances, - that is, without that seeming continuity of resisting parts and that leverage which satisfy our muscular sense and our imagination and bring the phenomenon into the category of what we call "the natural;" that is, the sphere of the elastic, the gravitating, - the sphere into which the vis inertia is alone admitted." [Bloomfield-Moore, The Keely Motor Secret and True Science], [Snell Manuscript - The Book, page 2]
Dr. Macvicar says:-"The nearer we ascend to the fountain-head of being and of action, the more magical must everything inevitably become, for that fountain-head is pure volition. And pure volition, as a cause, is precisely what is meant by magic; for by magic is merely meant a mode of producing a phenomenon without mechanical appliances - that is, without that seeming continuity of resisting parts and that leverage which satisfy our muscular sense and our imagination, and bring the phenomenon into the category of what we call 'the natural' - that is, the sphere of the elastic, the gravitating, the sphere into which the vis inertiae is alone admitted." [The Fountain Head of Force]
"Wisdom; the science and art of consciously employing invisible (spiritual) powers to produce visible effects. Will, love, and imagination are magic powers that everyone possesses, and he who knows how to develop them and to use them consciously and effectually is a magician. He who uses them for good purposes practises white magic. He who uses them for selfish or evil purposes is a black magician. Paracelsus uses the term Magic to signify the highest power of the human spirit to control all lower influences for the purposes of good. The act of employing invisible powers for evil purposes he calls Necromancy, because the Elementaries of the dead are often used as mediums to convey evil influences. Sorcery is not Magic, but stands in the same relation to Magic as darkness to light. Sorcery deals with the forces of the human and animal soul, but Magic with the supreme power of the spirit." [Franz Hartmann, The Life of Philippus Theophrastus, Bombast of Hohenheim, Known by the name of Paracelsus and The Substance of His Teachings (underline added)]
Arthur C. Clark
When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. [Arthur C. Clark]
"In order to understand well and clearly all that has been written on the occult sciences, magic, and so on, one must understand what lies at the basis of the theory and practice of magic.
In magic the concept of the universe is the synthesis of all that exists. All that exists is a unity, a synthesis of three essential elements: matter, life, and energy.
The great synthesis is completely analogous in its parts.
If you go up a mountain where no blade of grass can be found, and no birds sing, do you think you are alone? You, the stones, the air you breathe, the stars above, are all one in one universe. Take your own human reason, enlarge it into the world's reason, and you will acquire the sense of the world's reason. Your soul is the soul of the world.
From this notion astrology was born: the word (or logos) of the stars.
Hermes says in his Smaragdine Tablet that all that is above is like all that is below, and to know this is enough to work the miracle of one thing.
Study man and you will know the universe, study the universe and you will know man; from the universe come down to man and apply to him the laws of the universe; from man go back up to the universe and discover the occult laws there. Man has a soul, thought, a direction, a purpose: so does the universe. The universe has motion, breath, evolution, return: so does man.
Everything is an analogue, and the magical process par excellence is analogy. Even the sacred symbol, which attempts are made to explain through likenesses, is analogical; so too is the law of miracles and of magic procedures, and the study of analogy leads to the knowledge of magic or the wisdom of Solomon.
The vital stream is a single one. The process of evolution and involution of action in universal life is a constant one. This force or vital current transforms itself according to the medium it nourishes and gives life to, and acquires a new form.
Everything is analogical; the law that governs the world also governs the life of an insect. To study the manner in which cells gather to form an organ is to study the way in which the kingdoms of nature gather to form the earth, an organ of our universe; it is the way of studying how men gather to form a family, an organ of mankind.
To study the formation of a device through its parts is analogous to learning about the formation of a world from planets and of a nation from families, or further to learning about the constitution of the universe starting from the worlds and of mankind from the nations.
Everything is analogous: knowing the secret of the cell means knowing the secret of God. The absolute is everywhere—the wholeness is indivisible in its whole and in its parts.
From what goes before, it is clear that the definition of life, which seems easy at first glance, is much more general than is usually thought. For mankind, life is the organ-regenerating force carried by the blood corpuscles: but this actually is human life, not Life.
In fact, this force is only a modification of the air that includes the life of all beings on Earth. If one wants, as most contemporary scientists do, to identify the origin of life in Earth’s atmosphere, one can stop there. But Earth’s atmosphere, like human blood, takes its life-giving principles from above, from the Sun itself.
We can thus get back to the infinite; but since our general scientific knowledge is limited to our world, we cannot go any further, and as we realize that the force of the blood comes from the air, the force of the air from the Earth, and Earth’s force from the Sun, we say that life is transformed solar force." ["The Hermetic Science of Transformation" by Giuliano Kremmerz]
Chapter IV - Mental Magic in Animal Life
Chapter IV - Mental Magic in Animal Life
Chapter V - Mental Magic in Human Life
Chapter V - Mental Magic in Human Life
Mind and Matter
Mind Force is a pre-existing Natural Force
Mind in Machines
Mind in Matter
Mind is the Builder
Mind Over Matter
Mind to Mind
The Magic of Secrecy