My brain runs and runs, borderline manic. In this summer season, my energy is moving so hot and fast, I can't fall asleep at night. My thoughts fly far and wide.
I follow paths of reason and logic, but to what end? I feel this drive to discover some absolute truth, though all logic would assure me of the futility of this action. How will I ever understand life, death, reality, the universe, or how to achieve the perfect balance of cream and sugar in my coffee?
Francis Bacon moved modern thinkers into the place of combining mysticism and science, the idea that truth can be discovered through reason and logic using scientific principles. Esoteric orders developed champion the cause of science, and that spirit is ever pervasive. Today we are all living under this religious delusion.
No, I'm not anti-science. I just realize that we are all laboring like slaves for the force of "progress."
All questions about the universe can be answered. We can know them through science. We should know them.
Are these statements true? How can we know they are true?
Two days ago, I had a chat with Venus Satanas of spiritualsatanist.com. For those of you who are unfamiliar with her work, she is a founding voice of Independent Satanism.
I approached our conversation from a rationalist perspective, thinking that her experience might give me grand insights into piecing together this puzzle and forming a better paradigm. She quickly reminded me that satanism was spiritual. Her words were much needed for me. Again I had to remind myself to actively shut down my racing mind.
I need the peace of the spiritual. I believe the world needs it as well. Scientific progress is natural, and I do not speak against it. On the other hand, we have inherited a very Greek philosophical tradition that keeps us in the logical and rational, believing it is superior.
Are we of the industrialized world so much better than Australian aborigines? What is our standard? What is the point?
It has been suggested that creativity is the goal of life, that there is a purpose in nature. If creativity is the goal, then we have to way progress against that. Diversity is to be cherished. Destruction in the name of progress is abhorred.
I believe the Spirit of Satan is revealed in the spiritual. It is a mind I wish to cultivate and will be mindful to do so.
I worship the Devil.