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    Default Mental Manifesto - Thinking *it* makes *it* so

    Have you experienced or exercised the Law of Attraction?
    Details appreciated.
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    I understand "the law of attraction" as far as the whole self help thing goes is just modifying the filter on your perception. We all perceive reality through certain filters, and out there in existence is near infinite 'good' things and near infinite 'bad' things. We filter out most of what we encounter anyway so why not attempt to skew the filter in a positive direction. There is always goodness to be seen and experienced, if you're open to it.
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    I don't believe in it, personally.
    I mean, just like what was stated above, Perception is everything. However, just because you perceive something to be true, doesn't make it so. Say you end up meeting someone one day at a shop. You become friends with this person. You can say that you willed this person to find you, or you finding the person. However, you would just be seeing order and structure where only randomness exists.

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    Is this an extension of that book "The Secret," which is bascially wishful thinking mixed with New Age "mysticism"? Sounds fairly similar to the tripe they were peddling in that book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thursday View Post
    Have you experienced or exercised the Law of Attraction?
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    This is called magical thinking.

    Magical thinking has a 200,000 year history, however magical thinking was challenged by the Enlightenment in the 18th Century.

    And of course magical thinking persists to this day.

    It is very common in the Third World, but still persists very strongly in the First World.

    Magical thinking persists in the First World in the New Age, and MBTI is part of the New Age.

    And MBTI is a perfect example of magical thinking and how resistant it is to reason.

    It would be wonderful if Santa were so, and it would be wonderful if heaven were so, and it would be wonderful if the law of attractioin were so, and it would be wonderful if MBTI were so.

    But it is just wisful thinking - we think the thoughts and say the words, and poof, it magically appears.

    In the South Pacific it is called the Cargo Cult.

    But in reality, it is empty ritual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    This is called magical thinking.

    Magical thinking has a 200,000 year history, however magical thinking was challenged by the Enlightenment in the 18th Century.

    And of course magical thinking persists to this day.

    It is very common in the Third World, but still persists very strongly in the First World.

    Magical thinking persists in the First World in the New Age, and MBTI is part of the New Age.

    And MBTI is a perfect example of magical thinking and how resistant it is to reason.

    It would be wonderful if Santa were so, and it would be wonderful if heaven were so, and it would be wonderful if the law of attractioin were so, and it would be wonderful if MBTI were so.

    But it is just wisful thinking - we think the thoughts and say the words, and poof, it magically appears.

    In the South Pacific it is called the Cargo Cult.

    But in reality, it is empty ritual.


    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    It's emblematic.

    Blood sacrifice has been happening for 200,000 years and it's still happening today.

    Only yesterday in Peshawar a blood sacrifice of about 86 living people was made. And the martyrs that performed the blood sacrifice are now in heaven enjoying their 72 virgins, while the infidels are burning in hell.

    But I do point out that it is illegal in Common Law counties, and those who are convicted of blood sacrifice are criminals.

    So it seems odd to me that you are propagating the values and mores of criminality.

    Don't go back and change it, Victor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Argus2968 View Post
    Don't go back and change it, Victor.
    What, my reference to heaven?

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    Your 200,000 years ago speal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Argus2968 View Post
    Your 200,000 years ago speal.
    Well, it's interesting that about 2,000 years ago, Buddha, Jesus, and Krishna appeared. And that leaves about 198,000 years without them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    Well, it's interesting that about 2,000 years ago, Buddha, Jesus, and Krishna appeared. And that leaves about 198,000 years without them.
    Which is not in any way relevant.
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