Sam Webster – 52 – A.N. Whitehead and magic. Theory informs practice.

Occultist and Philosopher - Sam Webster

The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato. – A.N. Whitehead

The chief danger to philosophy is narrowness in the selection of evidence. – A.N. Whitehead

In this interview with Sam Webster we discuss the English philosopher and mathematician Alfred North Whitehead. Whitehead’s most famous for his lectures given at Harvard where he lays out process philosophy. This is a fundamentally different way of understanding reality than the standard Newtonian and Aristotelian way of viewing reality. It goes substantially beyond relativity theory and helps us make sense of mystical and magical experiences. It states that substance does not exist, only process exists.

People currently working in this field are Ervin Laszlo and John Cobb.

Sam and I discuss Whitehead in the context of Thelema, magic and paganism. It is a world view and philosophy that should help some people understand the work they’re doing in these fields.

Philosophy is as vitally important as ever.

Sam was previously a guest on episode 32 discussing his book Tantric Thelema.

If you have questions, feel free to reach out. 

http://samwebstermage.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Process_philosophy

http://www.processphilosophy.org/

http://www.ctr4process.org/about/process/

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/process-philosophy/

Music by Alex Beroza
Song – Shallow Water

 

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