Please watch this really interesting video from Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove and The New thinking Allowed series and I will then discuss some of its ideas below
Jason Reza Jorjani is a philosopher and faculty member at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is the Author of Prometheus and Atlas .
According to Dr. Jorjani, we build models of the world so that we can understand nature. Occultists have always used Occult Science to built models, to not only understand nature but to go beyond it. For example, traditional science is still trying to figure out how everything was created from the big bang and what consciousness is. Occult Science has had amazing ancient maps of reality and consciousness for thousands of years to explore.
Dr. Jorjani says, based upon, what he calls spectral phenomenon, we see the limits of the psychological and scientific approach to nature. I couldn’t agree more. Having read, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s, The Metamorphosis of Plants, Goethe’s Theory of Knowledge: An Outline of the Epistemology of His Worldview by Rudolf Steiner and The Wholeness of Nature: Goethe’s Way Toward a Science of Conscious Participation in Nature by Henri Bortoft (I will at some point, review all of these amazing books), Goethe is far beyond traditional science when it comes to nature. Scientists did not take his work seriously when he was alive and even now, are missing out on Goethean Science and the occult wisdom of a polymath and master magician, who had one of the highest IQ’s and intellects in history.
Henri Bortoft, who wrote, The Wholeness of Nature: Goethe’s Way Toward a Science of Conscious Participation in Nature, performed postgraduate research on the foundations of quantum physics at Birkbeck College, where theoretical physicist David Bohm introduced him to the problem of wholeness in quantum theory. He was a Scientist who could see the value of Goethean Science. We need more like him.(1)
Research has shown that technology is dumbing down humanity.
The average attention span for a goldfish is nine seconds, but according to a new study from Microsoft Corp., people now generally lose concentration after eight seconds, highlighting the effects of an increasingly digitalized lifestyle on the brain.(2)
Research suggests that people are getting dumber and that human intelligence has declined since the Victorian era.(3)
We all have access to more knowledge and data than in all of history and carry around phones that are better computers than the one that put men on the moon, yet intelligence is rapidly declining as technology increases.
“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” ~ Isaac Asimov
The great thing about Occult Science is that we don’t have to create and shouldn’t create new metaphysical scientific models because Quantum Mechanics (QM) and emerging scientific discoveries are proving ancient esoteric and occult philosophy true. As Occult Scientists, we create the lab within our perceived space and time, collecting our empirical data as we experiment on ourselves. People have been doing this for thousands of years and we have the data and knowledge from their experiments. All things that traditional Scientists ignore.
“Our intent is not to erect a new Temple of Knowledge, but rather to place in the hands of the student a Master-Key with which he may open the many inner doors in the Temple of Mystery through the main portals he has already entered.” ~ The Kybalion
Dr. Jorjani’s idea that two archetypal energies, he refers to as Prometheus and Atlas, possessing humanity and guiding us through technological advancement into having less of an understanding of nature, true reality and our psychic capabilities, is an interesting idea.
This makes me think of the Hermetic idea of the ALL.
“The Hermetists believe and teach that THE ALL, “in itself,” is and must ever be UNKNOWABLE. They regard all the theories, guesses and speculations of the theologians and metaphysicians regarding the inner nature of THE ALL, as but the childish efforts of mortal minds to grasp the secret of the Infinite. Such efforts have always failed and will always fail, from the very nature of the task. One pursuing such inquiries travels around and around in the labyrinth of thought, until he is lost to all sane reasoning, action or conduct, and is utterly unfitted for the work of life. He is like the squirrel which frantically runs around and around the circling treadmill wheel of his cage, traveling ever and yet reaching nowhere — at the end a prisoner still, and standing just where he started.” ~ The Kybalion
Therefore, many people are possessed by some archetypal energies that science and technological advancement will give us the secrets of the universe and we will know THE ALL but as I have shown, Hermetics and Occult Science say that this is not possible. The closer we get to knowing THE ALL, the closer we get to insanity. (For more information on this, see my article: CHASING INFINITY AND THE BALANCE OF LIFE THROUGH THE HERMETIC PRINCIPLES OF THE ALL, POLARITY AND SACRED GEOMETRY)
Dr. Jorjani’s description of Prometheus and Atlas sounds like an ancient mythical account of our present day technological creation of super-intelligent artificial intelligence and how the god-like AI machines reach a point where they don’t see the need or value their human creators. Perhaps, this is something that has happened before? Keep in mind, that even with our current technology and equipment, we still can’t build some of the ancient Egyptian and Indian temples.
Magic is technology…