The purpose of my book is to introduce you to a way to change how you think by utilizing the powers of the mind. The mind has always been a mystical concept, but if we consider the mind to be chaotic human potential organized through the use of aMoreThe purpose of my book is to introduce you to a way to change how you think by utilizing the powers of the mind. The mind has always been a mystical concept, but if we consider the mind to be chaotic human potential organized through the use of a paradigm, then it is possible for one to change their powers of perception, expression, and thought by the introduction and incorporation of a new paradigm.
We can relate this to the old term of “thinking inside the box” where the box is the paradigm and its sides are the fears, beliefs, and absolutes taught throughout time which have limited or shaped the powers of the mind to provide organization and order to reality. So, what happens when one is introduced to another paradigm whose sides are always evolving? If one can incorporate it into their lives, then it is possible for the mind to expand which creates a new vision for the future and changes the powers of perception, expression, and thought.
The Greeks called this the evolution of thought which was necessary for futuristic movement. The ancient Egyptians called this the overcoming of spiritual ignorance which was necessary for an existence of harmony or their belief in Maat or Cosmic Order. Today, we call it “thinking outside the box” and in a fast changing world this ability is no longer a luxury but a necessity for future success.My book will introduce you to a paradigm created from alchemy. It is not intended for you to believe in it because alchemy is not a religion- rather, it is for you to interpret and incorporate it into your life.
This begins the process of critical thinking, imagination, and definition of self-worth necessary for thinking outside the box. This process cannot be taught and is a subjective experience that occurs as one’s mind expands. Thus, each interpretation is unique but common in its roots. We can relate this process to two of Einstein’s statements: the first being that imagination is greater than learned knowledge and the second being that one cannot solve problems with the same style of thinking that created them. Therefore, in order to change how one utilizes the mind, one must first overcome the commonality of entrenched knowledge and become aware of their potential to think differently through a new understanding of self-worth supported by a new paradigm.Many might think that this sounds easy, but it is not and it takes time and risk.
Challenging the current paradigm’s structure can be very unsettling because it is so entrenched in our lives and it is much easier and safer to stay within the box. Alchemy is irrational and mystical in its structure, but an open mind will strive to make rational sense of it. It is this struggle that produces new ideas and vision.
Once the mind begins to expand, your powers of perception, expression, and thought will change and this motion exposes new potentials and talents. It is this exposure that lifts you out of the crowd because your ideas and expressions will be fresh, but also very different. It is this difference that brings risk, but with risk comes great rewards. So, if you are the daring type or are tired of your controlled life and want to make a change, then my book is for you.
The only thing you have to lose is what you could have been once freed from the restraints others have placed upon you.