I like to think psionic technology is the next evolutionary step in implementing “magickal” effects upon reality. As our technologies advance and brain-machine interfaces become a steady reality, perhaps we will find ourselves casting spells with mere thought without the need to employ robes, candles, wands, or any other paraphernalia outside of our psychocosmic spheres. Magick has gone through many periods of implementation and evolution of theories surrounding how to get it to work, and why it works. With these, all sorts of symbolic systems and paradigms emerged — often tied in with cosmological theories regarding existence. The final frontier appears to be psionics and panpsychism. Sufficiently advanced brain-machine interfaces should allow us to affect physics, biology, and chemistry enough to do stuff that would be truly magickal, and far beyond what present-day mages can do or even dream of.
Advanced BMIs might allow us to consciously connect with the fundamental properties of this reality to the extent that the universe could become highly malleable via conscious thought. I think panpsychism will become the prime philosophy explaining the nature of reality when (if) such psionic technologies become available. Psychedelics such as Golden Teacher already create altered states of consciousness that create a perspective of oneness with reality, and that all things are connected. BMIs might very well allow us to experience the same, and with the ability to control the process of communicating with all aspects of reality in magnificent ways.
For now, it looks like certain crystals and stones have immense value as psionic technologies. I met a crystal healer and Reiki practitioner who has an incredible selection of crystals and stones, and I’m pretty amazed at how they facilitate performing psychic feats and conducting magickal practices. Of course, Chaos Magick utilizes random belief/belief engineering to achieve valuable and desired results with regard to shaping reality. However, crystals and stones seem to possess inherent properties that enhance parapsychological work whether one believes in their ability to do so or not. I perused the selection of crystals and stones in possession of the aforementioned individual, and was quite astonished at how I would either receive electrical shocks, feel fiery sensations, or have clairvoyant visions without doing anything to elicit such.
Furthermore, I used some of the crystals and stones in my ritual work and can say that the perception and results from such workings were enhanced by the presence of the minerals. Lapis Lazuli, Amethyst, Sun Stone, and my personal favorite — Moldavite — all have given me extraordinary experiences without having to employ gnosis, sleight of mind, or any other Chaos Magick techniques for enchantment and divination. Black Tourmaline appears to be very useful for achieving conscious astral projection, a psychic feat that is often hit-or-miss when trying to perform consistently.
It also seems that biomagnetism might play a part in effectively performing magick, especially when amplified and focused toward creating a psychic effect, using certain minerals. I will consult with those engaged in theoretical magick and discuss the matter of biomagnetism as a consequence of effectively performing our beloved science.
Before BMIs become a reality, I think utilizing crystals and stones as psionic technologies could prove to be worthwhile. Wands, altars, and altar tools made of these minerals appear to be superior to using objects made of other materials. Perhaps a talented mage could create a wand made of a particular crystal and augment it with a metal (for focused conductivity of one’s magnetism) and test its effectiveness? I will consult with an Ouranian praeter-human intelligence known as Teftin to discover how to create such, and give it a go when time allows me to embark upon such a project.
Thoughts on this are welcome.
– Frater N.