"When you are studying any matter, or considering any philosophy, ask yourself only: what are the facts; and what is the truth that the facts bear out."
"If we offer too much silent assent about mysticism and superstition—even when it seems to be doing a little good—we abet a general climate in which skepticism is considered impolite, science tiresome, and rigorous thinking somehow stuffy and inappropriate. Figuring out a prudent balance takes wisdom."
"In the Big Bang we had equal amounts of matter and anti-matter; and as soon these met together, they annihilated together; and this battle played out, whilst the Universe expanded in its first minute of existence."
Violet mages study the concept of emergence itself, and the cycles (a.k.a. algorithms) that trigger it, through Emergence Magic and Ritual (Multiversal 7.1st Law coded purple by visual pattern recognition; 7.2 orchestral by aural; 7.3 freezing by temperature; 7.4 electricity through tactile; 7.5 satisfaction through olfactory; 7.6 eternity through time; 7.7 umwelten peace/war).
Fragmented Explanation from Recovered Texts
We're used to it. We've been here
for our lives, and the neural circuit runs
deep, so even in
suffering, we stay.
Yet at any spark
to want better
and/or to want to know
more than Base Zero,
we then grow
towards new behavior,
leaning into our discomforts;
and this pioneering
step into fear
is ingredient #3 for
changing darkness to flame.
Unlike, let us say, diabetes, where immediate measures taken to rearrange the body's adaptation to glucose can dramatically reverse a dangerous process and bring it under control, depression in its major stages possesses no quickly available remedy: failure of alleviation is one of the most distressing factors of the disorder as it reveals itself to the victim, and one that helps situate it squarely in the category of grave diseases. — William Styron
Failure to Thrive
However, if you dance
too long with Darkness Visible,
or else your Hero's Journey is thwarted
by love which betrays you,
then scorn will bloom
too large for the pathway
(the path away)
to ever become visible.
So in that soul-crushing and Cornered
Dark, the only option left is
changing darkness to nothing.
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Experimentally drafted, imaginary spellbook for Emergence No. 7's multiverse, inspired by my current research in science, philosophy, and art. In-progress story, to be resumed January 19.