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Secrets and Discovery

To: alt.magick.tyagi,alt.magick,alt.pagan.magick
From: 333 
Subject: Secrets and Discovery (was New Aeon...)
Date: Tue, 04 Jun 2002 06:28:07 GMT

50000201 IVom

> Just on the point of secrets, what are they? Does the universe 
> seclude them or is it a product of societies engineering? 

secrets generally are information sets which are protected by
an interested party from being revealed to another through 
concealment, deception, or aggression. these may be artificial 
or natural.

the secrets of mysticism (which I tend to call 'mysteries') are
self-transformative agents, whether in the form of reflections 
of the real, tools by which the real may sculpted or apprehended, 
catalyzing agents, or projections of some coming reality (prophecy).

the cosmos may conceal them as long as there is will and
intent behind the concealment. society may conceal them, for
example, so as to disempower the individual and keep a cache 
of dependent members of the Herd for service to that society.
an insect may conceal its identity as such, for example, as
a function of its success in survival (camouflage).

another reason secrets may be concealed (as in a secret society)
is so that they may serve as bait, providing incentive to 
increase membership. whether the bait is worth the effort to
become such a member is to be determined and dependent upon the
particular secret and needs of the individual involved.

> Basically are secrets inherent in the structure of the 
> universe, because if not they are not then they are, 
> ontologically speaking, not secrets at all. And if they 
> are in the structure of the universe, how can anyone find 
> them at all 

secrets generally may be a part of the inherent structure
of the cosmos only if there is a 'Creator' or 'Designer' to
put them there. these, if any exist, may be found through 
exploration.

> and if they do, they are not exactly secrets anyway are 
> they???? 

a secret is a role a set of information plays with RESPECT
to an observer. what is a secret to you may not be to me
or vice versa.

blessed beast!
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