try diligently to know everything! It is, of course, absolutely impossible
in our times, but, the more
you know the harder it is to lie to you, the less you know the easier it
is to lie to you!"
A Venue for the reconciliation
of 21st century science with the existential exigencies of 21st century
humankind. Everyone has questions. You do, I do. This is a place where
we can come together and search for answers together. I know things, and
you do too, let's make a synthesis of that knowledge. Then let's go onwards
together to learn things no one knows now.
"What's done is done,
and cannot be undone". Truer words were never spoken, BUT it is also true
that when what has been done is harmful there is quite a bit that can be
done to ameliorate that harm. That is the purpose for Parascience.
Now the question is: What "harmful thing" am I talking about?
Well, there are two
completely interconnected "harmful things" that Parascience hopes to ameliorate.
The first is the harmful effect that religion has had on Human freedom
and growth. The second is to ameliorate the harmful effects that "popular
occultism" has had on Human growth and development. Both of these phenomena
result from what I call "the religious urge" that plagues human consciousness.
Why do I call it a "plague"? Well, I do so because the results of this
"urge" are far more harmful than any mere sickness.
What do I mean by
that? Well basically the human "urge to religion" is probably best defined
as an "urge to irresponsibility" people do not wish to be responsible for
themselves or their actions and so they find a "higher power" to make responsible
for them. The danger here, is that it is not a real thing. People, whether
they like it or not, ARE totally responsible for themselves The most harmful
thing any human can do to themselves is place themselves in a position
of either ethical or intellectual subservience to any one or group. There
have always been far too many people glad to avail themselves of the opportunity
presented by "the religious urge" to attain power and profit and amusement
by taking advantage of others.
Basically there is
no real difference between the motivations and ideations of religion and
occultism. The only difference is stylistic. The reasons most people turn
to "popular occultism" and away from institutional religion, are these:..
Many "Occultists" are unrequited in their desire for ego-gratification
in their relationship with institutional religion, whose hierarchies are
after all both stratified and long established, and do not allow for instant
gratification, where popular occultism not only allows it, but rather "instant
gratification" is encouraged. A Catholic cannot become a Bishop without
an immense amount of study, hard work and "time serving", while an "Occultist"
can declare him or her self a Bishop (or it's equivalent) with no problem
at all. It is equally true of Wiccan High Priests and Priestesses, no work
or real qualifications necessary, just buy or make the "props" and "costumes"
and declare yourself a "High Muckety Muck". Another problem is that both
Religions and the various forms of "Popular Occultism" are all based entirely
One of the greatest
of untruths is that religion has been a civilizing factor for the human
race. One need only look at Northern Ireland, India-Pakistan, Sri Lanka,
Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Palestine-Israel to see how entirely untrue that
is. The various religions and occultism all stridently claim to give valuable
existential service to humanity, but that too isn't true, they simply have
taught humanity to fear death.
The method I will
use is education and demonstration. There is a positive thing that I want
to accomplish and that is the renovation and reinvigoration of the purposes
served by the Mystery Temples, though not at all of the Temples themselves.
It's what was taught through that medium that is important, the medium
itself is hopelessly dated and would get in it's own way. What was taught
through the medium of the "Mystery Tradition"? Simply this, by way of making
abstractions comprehensible it demonstrated the nature of the human condition,
the nature of the greater reality, and the context in which the human condition
stands within the greater reality. What was right 2,000 years ago, is not
right today. Humankind's existential needs change as the race evolves,
to force humanity to keep to a millenniums old and out of date set of systems
just to avoid "rocking the boat" or disturbing the status quo is an entirely
is to serve as a catalyst for change, an entirely ICONOCLASTIC CATALYST!!!
But, it is very important not to forget that a catalyst utilizes a thing
itself to create changes from within the thing itself. I am seeking evolutionary
changes not revolutionary changes. Though when actuated they will seem
to be revolutionary. Through Parascience I wish to provide information
and experiences that people can utilize to make changes to themselves and
their societies from within. The Science and Spirit Foundation's entire
function is experiential-educational. I have neither the intention nor
the desire to impose change from without. I am not interested in "belief"
but in knowledge. Knowledge, is the most powerful of all catalysts!
There is one fact
that is paramount in my own life, and in and to, Parascience..... That
fact is this:
THE MORE A PERSON
KNOWS, THE MORE DIFFICULT IT IS TO LIE TO THEM!
Religion, and it's
"poor relation", Popular Occultism have done enough lying. It's time for
humanity to come out of the shadows and mists fostered by religion and
occultism and stand in the light.