Public VMeta Lecture: Masters of Transformation
(+Gemini) Alright. This lecture is intended as a supplemental to the most recent fundamental psi lesson. The topic is passive psionism, its influence on the world, and directing it as well as can be done.
(+Gemini) Dynamic psi is unique amongst the psionic paradigms in that it describes psionic operations as actively taking control of a very natural, passive process. The soul is the root of our existance, and realizing it or not, everything we experience in our physical existance goes observed by it.
(+Gemini) Also knowingly or unknowingly, the soul will in turn have influence on those events. This is easily understood, in that we form opinions, expectations, and understandings of everything that we experience. As any practioner understands, these feelings can make their way to the soul, the root of our existance, in due time.
(+Gemini) The result is a reciprocal effect, subtle but discernable to the experienced eye. Those expectations that we make without realizing it about the way the world works and the people around us will have an effect. This is often mitigated by the fact that these expectations lack clarity or coherency. The degree to which this is the case depends dramatically on the individual, and I personally believe that it is the ones that have a tendency
(+Gemini) (If cut off: The degree to which this is the case depends dramatically on the individual, and I personally believe that it is the ones that have a tendency to form stronger expectations by nature also tend to be the so called 'natural psions'.)
(+Gemini) I am certain that each and every one of you must have observed this effect in action many times throughout your lives. Something minor that slips through your mind, barely with recognition, that soon manifests. It was many, many consistent experiences of exacly this sort that first opened my eyes to psionic practices, long before I discovered the OEC.
(+Gemini) There is an interesting effect that manifests in those that regularly practice psionism (or any art? Those who study another, please tell me): The frequency and regularity of these experiences increases dramatically, as the mind becomes more 'in tune' with the soul, it is only natural that the expectations of the former would become more focused in the latter.
(@Prophecy) I will vouch for that statement from the magic paradigm as well.
(+Gemini) This was something that at first I found to be problematic, as my thoughts were not yet sufficently in order that I would see them made manifest. It became necessary to not merely spend time and practice on affecting the world, but being in communion with the soul itself, in pursuit of a more focused philosophy and mental state.
(+Gemini) It seems an inevitable result of the nature of the soul that we are bound to influence the world in this fashion, regardless of our level of expertise. We will have an influence, like it or no. It seems thereby an imperative that we, as psions, both take responsibility for the effects even our most passive of beliefs can have, and take effort to define ourselves in a fashion that we truly find becoming.
(+Gemini) Every place, every thing, and every person we encounter is touched by us. We are in turn touched by the expectations of those around us. The clarity of the mind and soul is not only a necessity for the practice of psi. It is something that we require in order to achieve the good that we wish to see in the world.
(@Shadowarrior13) The link between the three planes of existance is vital in both psi and magic, and is necessary for progress.
(+Gemini) That was the primary purpose of the most recent lesson in the course. It is essential that one be cogent in their philosophies if they wish to continue in a stable fashion.
(+Gemini) And... that is the end, really. Sorry, it was not supposed to be long.