Re: Fantastic Beings, Where do I find them?
Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 6:28 pm
Keep in mind that many of the "magical beasts" were actually the locals trying to describe the technology of the gods, which was far beyond their comprehension.
By using the three sectors, you have to break down life, correspondingly. Let's look at man, because he's everywhere... they all start with the life unit:
- homo sapiens erectus: hominid body, motivated by unconscious feelings that are transmitted via the life unit from the soul/cosmic body (anima). Reacts on instinct. In this case, I would agree with Larson--no ethical control units.
- homo sapiens sapiens: same body, but motivated by unconscious thinking--recognizes patterns and is able to use the neocortical function of "pattern prediction" as a survival mechanism. Thinking allows for action, rather than just reaction. In this case, a "bit" of ethical control unit, more like a subatomic particle than an atom. Enough to open the communication pathway between corpus and anima, but not engaged in regulatory or survival functions.
- homo sapiens ethicus: hominid form, but motivated by consciousness (spirituality). Here you would have the ethical control unit as an active part of the organism, where survival is based on an understanding of the "bigger picture."
I've also been doing the background research for the next paper, "Return of the Wizards." I figured that folks might want to learn how magick works in the Reciprocal System, and what they can do to walk that path if they desire to. However... it led to some rather startling conclusions that people are NOT going to like.
Top of the list is this... which is the most dangerous, addictive stuff you could use:
- Liquor (alcoholic products)
- Tobacco, cigarettes, chews or cigars
- Simple, recreational drugs
- Heavy-duty recreational (psychoactive)
- Pharmaceutical drugs
It comes down to this... like the LMs, wizardry and human technology are simply NOT COMPATIBLE. If you want your letter to Hogwarts, you'll have to give up "all of the above."