information you can read on the pages you find here is by no means complete or even necessarily
It represents the
interests of a lifetime of study and interaction with many of these subjects, and the passing on of what has been gleaned.
Some information, therefore, is leaner than others. Some
is multi-layered. Some areas are obscure in context simply because they come from
personal experience that can't easily be passed on to those who
have not had similar experiences.
accounts are purely anecdotal. Some arise from in-depth esoteric
education. And some
subjects are presented purely because they refer to particular items
sold on this
site, to enable a greater understanding of the meaning of symbols and
pantheons, esoteric and apotropaic qualities.
is the metaphysical?
notes that: Metaphysics is concerned with explaining the
fundamental nature of being and of the world, so that the notions
by which people understand the world become clearer, e.g.,
existence, objects and their properties, space and time, cause and
effect, possibility, and natural philosophy.
are courses of Metaphysics in universities, today, where natural
philosophy, ontology - the investigation into the basic categories of being and how they relate to each other,
and cosmology - the study of the totality of all phenomena within the universe,
are taught. But this form of metaphysics is a modern one, where
science is attempting to grab back the streams of knowledge it
long ago passed over as being too difficult to handle.
thousands of years, anyone with an exceptional interest and
knowledge of the esoteric or supernatural was considered to be a
word, esoteric, defines a notion of being obscure and mysterious.
The word, supernatural, defines a state encompassing a view of the
natural world, standing outside of itself. To be super is to be
larger than life. To be supernatural is to encompass the natural
realms at a cosmic level. A metaphysician is therefore a person
who works toward clarifying the nature of all life and its cause
and effect from a cosmic standpoint. The metaphysical is what
defines the physical realm and its cosmos in meta or large scope
terms. While the subjects represented on these pages appear to be
anything but natural, the metaphysical is a concept of everything
having a reason and a place in existence - and the metaphysician
is trying to fathom that reason and place, even, and especially,
for the extraordinary.
metaphysics is about all that seems to be beyond our understanding of the
physical world and its universe. It's about making connections and
finding reasons for why things exist and why they do what they do
when there appear to be no other reasonable explanations for that.
It's more philosophical than scientific, and is therefore a
spiritual expression more than a physical one.
subjects threading from this page, ergo, are about spirituality,
philosophy, magic, and things that are extraordinary and unable to
be explained by the normal processes of logic and reason.