Re: SMs and Ethics
Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:23 pm
Whew. I just looked up what you meant about honeydew. I've only heard of the melon. Maybe you can clear up where I'm going wrong with this in my thinking. I've been focusing on the body-soul connection in pursuit of doing Tier 2 magick and I interpreted something LB said as, the anima needs to grow and mature just like the physical body does in order for the connection to grow. Not knowing how to help grow the anima at that point, my mind went to exploring external sources that could assist in the evolution of my soul that would strengthen the connection, grow consciousness in the cosmic sector, and activate the S3 control units in my being.I believe mana has been redefined by the New Agers and video games into something that has no basis in legend or mythology. The closest reference I found was from the Anglo-Saxon interpretation of mana as "life force" (qi, ch'i), but if you look at the root, the mana was provided by God to keep the Israelites alive in the desert--it was the force that kept them living, hence a "life force." There is no real connection with bioenergy, other than the fact that honeydew (aphid poop from ergot) has a lot of sugar in it, and since sugar is a poison, it gets you a bit high so you think you're getting divine energy.