You may think you are fully awake. You are not. Every day and all day you are immersed in a script, a dramatization. The background music is birdsong, the chapters are days, and the theme runs through all of life. Scene one act one happens every morning, and the closing act every night.
We think we are the role and forget we are the actor. When you are reciting an incantation or an invocation of a god or goddess, realize you are both that higher being, but also still yourself who is speaking to that higher being. The act of speaking to sprits doesn’t change the spirits. It changes you.
“Logic works, metaphysics contemplates.” Joseph Joubert (French Essayist and moralist, 1754-1824)
“Metaphysics involves intuitive knowledge of unprovable starting-points (concepts and truth) and demonstrative knowledge of what follows from them.” Aristotle