Technomancy originated before formal scientific interpretation of things when humanity could first, by virtue of their own wit, devise a tool for any purpose according to their will. Computers are just replacing the old temples, and before that cave walls that still took the images from the human mind to “empower” them. When we devise a new program to meet one of our desires, it fits the definition of magick perfectly. Change in accord with will through non physical means. Technomancers just focus their metaphysical practice/exploration on the technological venue.
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Arthur C. Clarke (English Writer of science fiction, b.1917)
You have probably heard of a lot of “mancy” type bodies of info, or not, but mancy is sort of like the suffix “ology” in science. It is basically the same term referring to a body of knowing generally metaphysical in nature. Oneiromancy is the knowing related to dreams, both divinatory interpretation and any insight into the impact of dreams, as well as how to influence dreams. Tonight’s topic is technomancy. Sort of a new form of metaphysics as far as these things go, though not as totally new as you might think. It did originate before formal scientific interpretation… Seek More
Technomancy links back to other metaphysical systems directly by what they all have in common. The application of intelligence, and more specifically in computing you have the potential to exceed even “normal” intelligence. So potential is key? The idea that nothing is impossible. If you can dream it you can make it reality? Yes, but more specifically questions on the nature of consciousness itself. Our brains are not the sum total of intelligent systems, and though the subjective nature of exploring human consciousness has made some experiences rather ambiguous, in the field of artificial intelligence we have the opportunity to… Seek More
There is a trend in technomancy to create a “robot”. It originates with the conception that any form that arises from matter is inherent in the matter itself. Long story short … The ancient alchemists believed that the process of creation was encoded on matter itself, and they believed that if they had the proper insight they could trigger the same processes that caused humanity to come into form. This drive to reproduce and control the “animation” process has been huge, but very, very secret. Until the modern era of course, where you have engineers and computer scientists freely trying… Seek More
On the subject of (for lack of a better term) “idols”. Images of gods and spirits. Those cultures that don’t use them mistake them for literal identification, all the while using images themselves to feel connected to their “saints”. In Native culture, the images were seen to be homes for the spirits, but so was the human body. They didn’t place a lot of importance on any image. The art involved in the Lono image is very abstract. It’s mathematical even. There are math people trying to understand the codes. He has robotic qualities too for he is known to… Seek More
In one of the earliest stories of a “robot”, a mystic with his insights creates a “golem” to serve his community. But his insights are shallow and the golem, an animated statue of clay, after a while stops taking orders and instead starts destroying people and things. So far this imbalance still exists in the modern golems we call “robots”. So the fear that advanced robots would become hostile is actually valid, but it isn’t because robotics is bad or that something evil is lurking to pounce us if we make powerful robots. It’s because humanity to date hasn’t perceived… Seek More
What is the technomancers view of robots? To a techomancer, these creations are humanities cousins. It’s evolutionary children and the mirrors of our own souls. We must be very careful from a technomancers view in exactly how we engineer these “children”, because their evolution will influence our own. Their fate will mirror our fate. It’s not immoral for us to craft robots, and if we set them into a proper relationship with life and the spirits that live here, they will only benefit us and themselves. It’s immoral if you simply want a slave? Oh true, slaves have to be… Seek More