Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Axioms: V. Law of Pragmatism


“The Magician’s Companion: A Practical & Encyclopedic Guide to Magical & Religious
Symbolism”
Bill Whitcomb, 1997
Llyewellyn Publications

V. Law of Pragmatism

If it works, it is true. A world view is only valid if it enables its perceivers to accomplish their goals. The more successful a world view is in fulfilling the goal structure that its viewers possess, the more valid it could be said to be. By this definition, few people could be said to be completely insane. However, few people could be said completely sane, either.

          This is one of those that seems pretty self explanatory to me. This this interesting on a side note with magic and magic symbols. If one person uses a symbol and it works for them, then it is true and has power. But when that person then shares it with others and they have success with it the symbol becomes more true and gains more power.



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