Wednesday, 17 August 2016
In the goetic universe:
the nature of souls is unknown;
however, valid observations have proved that they exist;
but the observations are "'...scattered and not repeatable under controlled conditions...'" (p. 224), as with other paranatural phenomena;
paraphysical forcefields, like similarity and ergody (?), are not limited by light speed;
therefore, they can in principle move energy between any points in space;
thus, a small input can give a large output;
therefore, qualitative understanding is more important than quantitative and rapid progress is possible in goetics;
souls may be supernatural or paranatural.
Ginny thinks that a soul:
is an energy structure within the parafields;
is formed by but outlives a body;
can move between universes;
can remain disembodied on Earth as a ghost;
can enter a fertilized ovum to reincarnate;
can be allowed to approach the Highest and thus be saved;
can be attracted to the Lowest and thus be damned.
Using the parafields, scientists devise new spells which work. In James Blish's Midsummer Century, between any two topologically identical events, there is a diagrammatically expressible affinity or repulsion which can be acted out by dances. Thus, protective rituals can work.