|Maybe in a soon future, we'll see the popular "Cyber Love Spell"?|
Art: Cyber Girl
Artist:Ayya Saparniyazova - Turkmenistan
Cybermagick Need Intent
Alex Sumner in a recent article commented about Cybermagick: Let’s Do Cyber!
So there I was, lying awake at night, tortured by that most exquisite of agonies – “what the hell is Cybermagick?” And more to the point, what is the real difference between cybermagick and any other type of magick?
It’s a very interesting work, and I will try to do some adding my comments.
We still lack of a proper definition of what Cybermagick really means.
Cyber means something “…relating to, or involving computers or computer networks (as the Internet)…” Source: The Merriam Webster Dictionary.
So for now, I will follow with my personal idea:
“Cybermagick as related to using computers to do magic(k)”.
See this is in no ways related to the many magick areas nor religions practices, Grimoires, CM, Witchcraft, Chaos, ATRs, Candles, etc.
I think Cybermagick still is a bit far to become more than an idea to start for some usefull developments.
|Art: The Matrix|
by Daniel Prichard -Canada
And shit, please, we got bored at the most extreme point about newbies promoting debates about Matrix idea. Go back to Narnia and Harry Potter and 1001 Nights. That still is more advanced! IMHO for sure.
Forget the high velocity of modern computers, which still are the same very basic systems used first in the past to control textile machinery. Just faster. I’m very serious about this. Go study.
I have worked developing software since the 70s and in magic/spiritual study and practice near same time. Therefore, I use to say I have a personal interest in the Human X Computer development and is interesting how many a company and human kind is related to that.
In addition, we are faraway of what the Star Trek's computer was able to do, like to process an entire solar system data in seconds and present information like "that are a planet M-class with current civilization level". But think for a second and that still is just a machine processing data. Yes, even Star Trek computer does not do magick, and even with our beloved Mr. Spock with all his Vulcan Mind Power capabilities working on it. Just to remember, Vulcans was great at mind control, a kind of magick too in someway.
cited, what the difference for the Akashic Records? My personal experience
going there is: the Akasha Records register everything, at all areas and
realms. For some people, myself included, entering there appears you have
entered in a kind of fog place, with partial symbols floating everywhere. This
is why is good to have a target to go there, and this is the "key" to
find what you want. Sometime one of that symbols may appear more clear and you
"get it", like a door and enter in a complete scenario. Time, events,
people, thoughts, everything is registered there. You may see events and be
able to get the thoughts of each people there.
|Art: Parabolic Vehicle ofConception|
by Adam Scott Miller - United States
Computers are really far away from this.
Even the images you see at your computer screen are not the same as a drawing done with pencil and paper. This is why many people try to put seals in their computers and that works different. When it works.
In practice, what is working there is mind and the magician intent. Not the computer. It’s the same to visualize a seal image, but without a drawing. The computer image in no ways can be seen as a valid drawn today. It may help you to remember how the image is, but it is not the true drawn seal.
In my personal opinion, this happens because the draw at the paper have already your intent registered. It became a tool used with energy to register the information of an intent! To magick, your pencil is a more powerful tool than any tablet.
But the computer image, even if you put your own energy and have done it using some kind of paint software, still is a mess of 0s and 1s. To have a better idea, just look closer the screen, better if you use a magnifying glass. You will see the same at a TV screen: a lot of light dots. That is not a draw in the magic(k) point of view! Its just a lot of electric points.
Get this? You can see an image at the computer, but that still is not information.
So, sorry to my university teachers and IT colleagues, it is not really information. That data is something that "appears to be" information.
But to magickal use, information must be a whole think by itself.
This is what Cybermagick will last to happens for a time. I have my ideas about what human kind need to learn before reach that. For example, our civilization technology started with the wheel and the levers. Even software still use such concepts. That is the problem. This may evolve to the next level. But let’s keep so for now.
As I see, what we have working today, using “cyber technology” and there are some good examples, are one and other good oracle software and websites. But what really work there? The intent of the reader. Get this? A bad reader with the best of all oracle tools will not get a decent result. So, there are no cyber way to do the same.
What is really acting is the intent of the reader, his expertise and capability to deal with the tools used.
And intent is just the main power behind magick.
Magicians learn about working with "The Will". AC and others in modern times just made the word more popular.
Ok, there are already many works about but I like the idea. The problem is a lot of stupid people think “do your will” means the same as “do whatever you think”.
So think on this: you only have rights when you recognizes that others also have rights. So your “Will” start in the point where you recognize others also have a Will (even if unused).
Using your Will means you must be the true owner of your intent. But what most happens is people who are ruled by politics, religions, prejudices, partial personal opinions, society, etc. They are not using their Will. They are acting like parrots. A drugs addicted is ruled by the drugs. Religion can be a drug, politics is a drug, etc. It is not you, it is someone else point of view. This is the difference.
Ok, let us keep in the “intent”. This is the needed to work on magick. Have an intent and be able to work with it for some time. This is why so many stupid people are able to make the “evil eye”, and do it often. A very negative thing for sure. They may be stupid, but still be able to fix an intent for the needed time over a target.
If the current technology is not able to even register “information” in a more decent aspect, not just data, why expect it will be able to “act” or even simulate intent?
|Art: Rainforest Residence|
by Matthew Attard - Australia
But crystals, for example, use another methods and currently also need personal development to be able to connect and understand the information the crystal can register and process someway accordingly with the specific qualities each one may have. Sorry newagers, forgot the fantasy aspects even if that are always good to make movies and fairie tales. This is a technology still faraway of most scientist’s research. Well, I’m sure some may be trying to understand about psychometry, is a starting point. But again related to “whole information” idea.
And psychometry ideas and methods can be one of many ways to develop in the future a working Cybermagick.
The capability to a computer (with its software) to connect with the whole information related to some event.
This is the point when we will see something really new start: connect to information and be able to deal with it.
However, remember, as commented, magick is based on “intent”. And how you learned and develop to made it.
To finish, in my point of view, Cybermagick will become true when such mechanisms become able to “make and act” on an intent using “whole information”. Not just the current mess of 0s and 1s, but whole information under an intent.
Easy to think a clay done Golem or Thralls are still more advanced in the aspect of “act”. The problem is how they work with the information they receive, and here become another point, how to ask or command, reasoning and etc. Uhm, remember HAL 9000 from the 2001 A Space Odissey?