Excellent videos Alder, as always. All baloney jokes aside!
Frankly if you ask any honest scientist what any of the forces are (Gravitation, Magnetism, Electrostatic, Weak/Strong atomic forces) they will (eventually) tell you they do not know what the "are", only how they interact with other "things". And if they are really honest, then they will tell you that our force "model" is just that. A model that works pretty well for us to use for such things as shooting rockets into space, or building a toaster.
So the truth becomes that these models are nothing much different (epistemologically) than the "models" that ancient Alchemists used of planetary influences, etc. to describe what was going on in their retorts and crucibles. The truth is, the hard sciences of today, owe pretty much their entire existence to Alchemy.
Except for the fact that today's science had itself eviscerated of all elements of "Magick" that Alchemy had. That was a tragedy in my view.
However, as your esteemed scientist-philosopher Kastrup (and many others like Rupert Sheldrake) have noted, that science has hit the point where it cannot really go any further with its sterile models, and must reintegrate the magick it lost back in the Renascence. I like that Kastrup mentions Dr. Sheldrake and his morphogenic fields in the first video. Alchemy always embraced the notion of these fields, and in fact attempted to manipulate them. That is a lost technology we really need to find again!
Here again we see the duality of existence - the harmonious existence of the Dual that permeates all existence, and that followers of the Hermetic tradition such as myself, try to see within and without.... As above, so as below.
I do not deny that the ultimate may have been One, but it got lonely, and so now.... there is Two.
Speaking of two - I just bought two of this guys books...
Edited by SteampunkScientist, 03 February 2018 - 10:57 AM.