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Evolution in Magick

This article was written by Carl Llewellyn Weschcke on November 30, -0001
posted under Evolution

Unlike the Darwinian concept that focuses primarily on the physical form, esotericism extends the concept of evolutionary change to every aspect of life and consciousness including the Soul, and sees a constant movement of growth and development throughout the Cosmos, both visible and invisible. Evolution is not a thing of the past but continues, both in physical response to the environment but also in fulfillment of a primal program set forth a the "Beginning."

For the human being, the evolutionary process is primarily in the fulfillment of the potentials of the Personal Consciousness, in particular in the fulfillment of the Whole Person and the growth and development of the Super-Conscious Mind.

Dennis Bushnell, NASA’s chief research scientist at their Langley Center has said: "Humans are now responsible for the evolution of nearly everything, including themselves...The ultimate impacts of all this upon human society will be massive and could 'tip' in several directions." (speech at World Futurist Society’s Annual Conference July 8, 2010)          

Many in the esoteric community believe that the beginning of the New Age in the 1960s—whether or not coincident with the influx of Aquarian Age energies—brought an expansion of awareness and an actual change in consciousness that is having an increasing effect on personal and social development.

In the personal area, this is having an immediate effect in the development of innate unconscious psychic powers into conscious psychic skills. In the social area it is expected to translate into world government and global economy, law, and human rights.

As a factor in human consciousness, the evolutionary impulse is not limited by the physical structure but rather can mold it as needed by the emergency psychic faculties.

"...a divine purpose, a great plan...evolution, but not of form alone. [It is] a process which is dual in its operation, spiritual as well as material, directed rather than purely natural...The process is understood to consist of a continuous development of form accompanied by a complimentary and parallel unfolding of consciousness within the form."

—Hodson, F.: The Kingdom of the Gods, 1953, Theosophical Pub. House, Madras India

Evolution in Magick

 Magick evolves, just as does every art and science of man. We have new understandings of the relationship between the Inner and Outer Worlds through psychology and quantum theory. We have new experience of change brought about through self-hypnosis and computer-bred technologies. We have new visions of man and cosmos through micro and macro instruments. As our understanding changes, our technology and practice changes and evolves.

 


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