Thursday, November 29, 2012

Axioms: VI. Law of Paradox


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


VI. Law of Paradox

No world view may encompass the whole world. Two models (or “laws”) may conflict with each other and still be true in their proper context. Two people may experience the same event yet perceive entirely different occurrences. Rationality is limited by the intellect, the world is not. The world is not bound by the confines of our world views. The trick is to switch from one model to another as it becomes appropriate. (See V. Law of Pragmatism)

          This is something that is becoming more and more of a fight among people. They do not realize that their world views are right for them and not for others. They fail to realize that people who are different from them (meaning everyone!) have different world views, different realities. They also fail to understand that just because their world view is right for them, it DOES NOT encompass all of the real world. It ONLY encompasses their small section of THEIR reality. Once humanity begins to understand that we will truly grow as a species. 
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