Occult: A Historyby Colin Wilson
In The Occult: A History, Colin Wilson, author of The Outsider, has turned his attention to these and other questions. He writes: "The knowledge of his 'roots,' his inner world, is important to man at this point in/i>/i>
Why is human conscioussness so narrow? Does man possess an undeveloped sixth sense? Is he approaching another level of evolution?
In The Occult: A History, Colin Wilson, author of The Outsider, has turned his attention to these and other questions. He writes: "The knowledge of his 'roots,' his inner world, is important to man at this point in evolution, for he has become trapped in his image of himself as a thinking pygmy. He must somehow return to the recognition that he is potentially a 'mage,' one of those magical figures who can hurl thunderbolts or command spirits…Civilization cannot evolve further until 'the occult' is taken for granted on the same level as atomic energy."
In a departure that Mr. Wilson's many readers will find startling, he states that magic is the science of the future. If the overdeveloped human intellect is turned inward to strengthen the instinctive life, man can make contact with Faculty X, the sense of the objective reality of other times and places, a sense that will allow a fullness of individuality and a freedom never felt before.
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