Article by Carlo Dorofatti
Talking in terms of magic and magical thought doesn’t mean to reduce the importance of the rational and material aspect of things: the magical cycle of life doesn’t deny the rational order of the events, but set itself as a precedent cause. Nowadays the human being is used to think in terms of cause-effect and explains the reality by using this logic and denying the possibility of a different possible order. The magical vision of life, that is the idea that the law of the sequence of events goes beyond the cause-effect principle, is just the heritage of ancient cultures, esoteric schools and initiatic societies. Magic, magical thought and magical vision are related with a way of understanding life not just as a casual fluctuation of events which are organised in a rigid scheme of causes and effects, but as a Whole which dynamically interacts with the individual and collective use of the mind. Nevertheless this way of thinking doesn’t deny the evidence of the relation between cause and effect – at a more elementary and immediate level of observation -, but asserts the parallel existence of synchronised different agents which are simultaneously distributed on different plains of our reality.
Each one of us has got its own inner Grail to look for. It is that true and clean point inside of us representing our real essence. This essence keeps the power to solve all the contradictions the daily life puts in front of us and to achieve in having an authentic energetic exchange with this life. Often it seems that we and the reality are travelling on totally different plains: we are immerged in the vortex of things that occur around us but we are not capable to contact the real substance of these things and events. It is from the distance between us and the world that all those problems of frustration, adaptation and aggressiveness are born. However, there is a part of our soul from which the exchange and the communication between us and everything surrounding us proceeds and grows up. It is the dee p matrix of our comprehension and real happiness.Socrates said: “Know yourself and you will know the world”.This is our Quest.
Another example: what is the Meditation?Meditation is sitting.In appearance it is doing nothing. But in this “nothingness” there is intense action: you are cultivating tranquility and awareness.When you are fully aware and serene, even your action changes in nature: it’s relaxed, free and satisfying.Even if for an instant you do “nothing”, you will refind yourself in your centre – you are simply existing. You are meditating.Meditation does not clash with action. It is not a case of “running” away from life.In contrast, it’s about learning to live.
About the Author
Carlo Dorofatti (1970, Milan). Spiritual Healer, Egyptologist, writer and founder of the Horus Centre, organisation for philosophical and esoteric studies. http://www.horuscentre.org