Junk is the ideal product…the ultimate merchandise. No sales talk necessary. The client will crawl through a sewer and beg to buy…The junk merchant does not sell his product to the consumer, he sells the consumer to his product. His does not improve and simplify his merchandise. He degrades and simplifies the client. He pays his staff in junk.
William Burroughs- Naked Lunch
Man… y’know, I love Rigorous Intuition, and I love what Jeff does over there, but everytime he starts talking about ‘ooohh scary magick’, I just have to start shaking my head. It seems like the usual rigor goes right out the window.
It’s not like the literature is a secret or anything. The principles are easy enough to understand if you take the time. The core mechanisms of the practice are not that complex.
I can understand how people go into paroxysms of confusion though. It’s hard to look at some of the strange fucked up shit people are doing these days and understand the logic behind it. I think Jeff actually is a lot closer to the truth than he realizes.
Sometimes he’ll talk about ritual abuse, or Abu Ghraib, or elite black lodges as engaged in a project of ‘horrification’. To brutalize the public mind, to coarsen and desensitise us into passivity and apathy. I think there’s some truth to that.
Where Jeff and some others go wrong is when they start stacking suppositions on top of that: what are they doing this for, who are they really working for, what does this imply about the universe, are we deer in the headlights of ‘oooh scary black magicians’?
I’m afraid the truth behind this is rather simpler than anyone is likely to admit to themselves: there is no higher project. They’ve already got you. What’s the point of ritual torture, spectacles of degradation and perversion, creating sinkholes of chaos and despair?
Guess what? Those things are the point. Do you suppose they’re trying to call down some slimy alien octopus to eat all the liberals or something? Maybe they are, but by the time they could pull that off, the act itself would be superfluous.
Too many people think of magick as a gun. As in, freaky black magician does X and makes Y come out and smack you in the head. It doesn’t work that way. At least it doesn’t work nearly as well as what they’re really doing.
If you come at this from the normal assumptions about our material universe, about causality and perception and reality, then it sure looks like they’re trying to pull the rug out from under you, makes you cling to that rug so much harder doesn’t it? And what you overlook is that the big scary trick that you’ve never actually seen is not the magick. The magick is the rug you’re sitting on.
If you think about it for a few minutes, you’ll recall that the postmodern materialist , scientific worldview is not some kind of objective truth out there somewhere, which is under assault by howling demonic pagans or something.
The worldview is in your head. You are inhabiting a specific kind of psychocosmos, or what Robert Anton Wilson would call a reality tunnel.
There have been many many versions of the psychocosmos. The animistic shamanic psychocosmos, the fractal resonance of the pagan psychocosmos, the creationist psychocosmos. So on so forth.
While theorists and researchers whirl around in confusion the real trick has been pulled on you: the worldview you perceive as being under attack is the one they want you to stay in. More than likely it’s some middle variant of the mythic creationist and scientific materialist psychocosmos, which either makes you sheep in the flock of Christ, or a biological robot created by material accidents in a random cosmos. And everyday, the pendulum swings closer to the latter.
Everytime they can jolt you with a horror show image of Abu Ghraib, or systematic child rape, every time they can get their hooks into you and convince you that you are not the actor in this cosmos, that you are acted upon. You are not the autonomous being with all the same capabilities to mold and shift your views that ‘they’ are. As long as they can keep you on the defensive you never look at the ground you’re standing on.
Do you realize that the prevailing worldview didn’t just happen? It didn’t fall from the sky. It was built, a piece at a time. Just as the first shamans and alchemists created the crafts and science we take for granted, every single presupposition about the world and the things in it, is somebody’s invention. Is it that hard to believe some of those inventions were intentional? It’s always magick. Changing one’s psychocosmos is one of the best magickal tricks there is, and it’s so old and well worn that people forget that it’s always been an act of sorcery, whether you know it or not. So isn’t it likely some of our current mental lockdown was intentional magick?
As long as you’re wondering what they’re going to take from you next, you’re overlooking the fact that they’ve already taken everything that matters. The reduction procedure: the reducing of free and illuminated beings to victims, witnesses, accomplices, survivors.
It’s all so shocking and compelling and urgent: you need to do something! And maybe you do, but if all you do is react to the stimulus, you’re being conditioned all the same.
While you’re looking around for the ‘real magick’ while you’re ducking what you think is the gun. The real magick is a forgone conclusion. It’s been done. They’ve got you.
But why you might ask? Why is reducing people to hobbled robotic caricatures an end in itself? Because the people who do these things are only afraid of one thing: accountability. If they can turn the earth into a gutted fully conditioned Orwellian horrorscape, a feeding ground for the decadent and powerful with no consequences and no moral rudder, then no one will ever hold them responsible. If they can sell us the worldview that moral consistency, objective truth, evidence and personal conviction are outdated concepts, the black magicians have well and truly won the day, after such a long time trying. If they can reduce us from morality to moralism, from souls to bodies, from choices to reactions, then there’s no chance they’ll ever be called to account.
And maybe you’re asking: how is that magick? You just described stuff I know they’ve been doing all along. What’s magickal about that?
Exactly. And that’s why they’ve got you.