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Re: Theos-World Abstract thinking

Nov 09, 2000 05:51 PM
by giovanna

<<I wish to understand the abstract mind and it's function and if and why some
human's can think abstractly but do not.

Hello Gene and everyone:

I am a lurker here, and will probably go back to lurking after this post. However, Gene has whetted my senses and I feel I need to throw in my cents worths in the search for meaning, as to why some do, and some do not use abstract thought.

When there is the care of an infant child at hand, the care-taker of the child can do one of two things. S/he can set a schedule for the care of the child and set the time the child will eat, drink, bath, go to sleep, go to school, what to learn etc. In the world we have been stationed for, this is called time-management. The other option, which most Native children had been raised in {Indiginous Peoples} children are free to eat, to sleep, and to learn at their own pace. The children in these cultures learn not what they are given to them to learn, but what they are most suited to become... they become whom they truly are, and every child is fully developed internally and encouraged to find their own place in society. The written language is not primary, and the use of signs and symbols, and verbal learning outweight the written word.

With the advent of the work schedule and working for profit, we have lost the natural flow of the cycle of life. With this loss, I believe that there was/is a loss of thinking on an abstract level, because we are conditioned to partition time and boundaries have embedded themselves within our psyche.

The 60s was a major breakthrough because we remembered a lot of what we had forgotten through the use of psychotropic drug use. Although, the prolonged use of psychotropic are harmful and I am not condoning their use, they did remind many of us how to access this part of ourselves once more and to break the hold of linear time which is enforced by the life-styles which we are all enmeshed in order to meet with the requirements of daily living.

In order for me to study metaphysics I think abstractly in order to study magick and to "ride the winds of time". I feel that thinking abstractly is a basis prerequisite for my study in magick.


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