Sci 2 - Class 2 Thursday, April 03, 2008 12:28 PM Why was...

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Class 2 Thursday, April 03, 2008 12:28 PM Why was magic pushed into the bg? Person has autonomous individual that changes the powers of science and religion How powerful is magic in society today? The Secret was endorsed and had a lot of power through consumer channels Magic is mental will to change physical world here and now Magic as "foreign" phenomenon Greek roots of the modern tradition Pre-socratic philosophy--philosophy of nature Rhetoric reason and democracy Materialism and moral philosophy 12th century intellectual crisis Thomas Aquinas and Aristotelian Synthesis Open rational philosophy of nature
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Difference between themselves and magi Western Occult Tradition: Magic as "foreign influence" Magic is a series of secrets passed on thorugh the ages Kabala Gnosticism Christa Astrology Indian Asceticism Magic is the most secretive, underground and occult w/ least institutional representation It's eclectic and all it's sources are in history Long tradition of greek mystics Pythagorous Mathematical Magic Mathematikoi--his followers The world is numbers. Principles of mathematics are the ultimate principle of nature Plato Doctrine of Ideal Forms
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