The Big Bang. Quantum physics. Neutrinos. The splitting of a proton. Energy. Massive Energy. Fire. Hurricanes. Wind. Waves. A landslide. Magick.
All of science has shown that magick doesn’t exist. On the surface. The science of the 1700’s, 1800’s, and 1900’s worked to understand the how’s and why’s of the world and to uncover the secret workings of what was considered “magick”. They did an amazing job and the result is the world we live in. Computers, cars, planes, and chemistry run our lives and give us the means to live our lives in comfort. We discovered the atom (which actually is Latin for irreducible) and from there have manipulated them to nearly the maximum extent that they can be manipulated.
We discovered that an atom is not in fact irreducible. There are two parts of an atom: the nucleus and the electron cloud that surrounds it. Imagine that an atom is the size of an orange. The nucleus is smaller than one of the seeds. The 1-160 electrons that make up the cloud are each the size of a speck of dust. The rest is void space. Okay, that’s kind of crazy but imaginable. So an atom is 99% void space and 1% mass.
Now we get into the quantum physics part of it. Through crazy testing that I’m not even going to begin to try to explain they’ve found that the nucleus’s parts (protons and neutrons) can be further broken apart into what are known as quarks. Come to find out, they too make up only about 1% of the proton and neutron volume. The rest is void space. So within an atom, only 1% of 1% (that’d be .01% for the non math majors out there) is actual mass. That is incredible. So here’s an example of why that’s so incredible: Think about an airplane. It weighs hundreds of thousands of pounds and carries 150 people through the air, defying gravity. Now think about it in terms of atoms. For every square foot of metal, cut out all but a single piece of metal about 1/8th of an inch by 1/8th of an inch. Oh yeah, and as thin as a hair. That’s how much actual mass is there. The rest is all just nothing. It’s kind of mind blowing.
Now let’s look past that to what hasn’t been discovered and make an educated guess. No one has ever broken apart a quark or atom (that I’ve ever heard of), but my guess is that there’s only about 1% of the quark that’s actually there and the rest is void space. Do you see where I’m going with this? Eventually you realize that there really isn’t anything out there. Nothing takes up any space in actuality because there’s nothing really there.
Except energy. There is motion and so there must be energy. Even if an electron cloud is nearly all void space, it acts as an object. It has force and it has volume. Energy is the only thing that is real in the world. Now my question to you is this: how is the energy that is the world any different from the energy that is pulled through your body to create change in the world? It isn’t. It is all the same thing with different vibrational levels and different intention.
The next thing that needs to be thought about is the fact that our bodies are also made of atoms which means that truthfully we are made of nothing but energy. And something else. There has to be something else inside of us that allows us to be alive and different from one another. This is the most logical and perfectly undeniable proof of the soul for lack of a better word.
So we are in essence, a soul that is somehow bound to energy. This is pretty much exactly what the Eastern philosophies and religions have taught for thousands of years. Now comes the true question of this blog: what do we do with this information?
Well, as far as magick is concerned, this logic tells us that if we can control the energy of our body then why would we not be able to control the energy outside of this body? Also, why would we not be able to transform the energy of a chair into the energy of an ice cube? And furthermore, why is it that we don’t already know how to do this?
I don’t know. Possibly it has to do with the fact that we are here for a reason and that reason doesn’t include having everything we want without any effort. That’s about as far as I can get at 4 am. I’d love to hear other people’s ideas on this.
The more important question to ask is this: if we are all made up of energy, and the world is made up of energy, and our souls are simply tied to the energy that we inhabit, then what inhabits everything else? I’d have to say that the idea of a Mother Earth or a God or the Universe or whatever other name you’d like to give it sure does sound pretty plausible when you put it into those terms. If you take the first point and put it with this point, then one of the most obvious conclusions for me is this: there is a reason we are here and there is some sort of design to all of this chaos that is our lives.
Okay, that’s as far as I’m going to get on this topic for now since I’m ridiculously exhausted from a long night of work and I’ve got to get ready to go back for a few more hours. Let me know what you think.