An atavism is an activation of genes that are still present and intact in another organism that seem to have gone inactive. And in the case of some of the more backwoods magickal and spiritual practices, we have methods and rituals designed not to supposedly advance the human consciousness, but to regress it. Atavistic ritual relies on triggering the mirroring nervous system through ceremonial dance, meditation, even costume. The purpose being to create a sort of identification with another species.
We all draw from the same pool of physical and thus metaphysical potential. But in the modern attitude of species supremacy, we blind ourselves not only to big parts of our own psychology, but to whole domains of experience. We operate in a deep seated domain that humanity has avoided becoming aware of by pure conceit as far as I can tell. Your instincts tell you more than you may have experienced before. You know more of the way of the wolf than your thinking tells you.
“What a time experiences as evil is usually an untimely echo of what was formerly experienced as good-the atavism of a more ancient ideal.” Friedrich Nietzsche (German classical Scholar, Philosopher and Critic of culture, 1844-1900.)
Today, we are talking about atavism. Magickal and spiritual practice often seeks to cultivate altered states of awareness. Some are considered more acceptable than others. In the case of some of the more backwoods practices, one narrow set in particular,… Seek More
Atavistic ritual all relies on triggering the mirroring nervous system in one way or another, through ceremonial dance, meditation, even costume. The purpose being to create a link with and even a sort of identification with another species. This is… Seek More
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Atavism is something to consider in your daily activity. The gifts of nature are still available to us, and we can use our awareness to join our brothers and sisters in this one living world. People assume that any student… Seek More
Have you ever heard the phrase, act as though it is and it will be? Yes. Fake it until you make it. All that you can conceive of is encoded into your nature as an extension of the nature of… Seek More
I will offer an insight. The difference between white and black magick. White magick seeks to call the Gods to our level. Black magick seeks to put man on the level of the Gods. Neither seeks evil, and just as… Seek More