Magus: Immortality, Unimaginable Wealth, Infinite Knowledge, and Unlimited Power (Paperback)
We live in times where we wield unprecedented power over our surroundings, and much seems possible in the future. In 1962 science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke formulated his famous Three Laws, of which the third law is: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."It could be said we live in magical times.But much knowledge and magic have been lost. This knowledge was revered and studied by the ancients through to the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Today we have current fictional pop culture wizards like Gandalf and Dumbledore. But in the past, this type of influential person was a living, breathing reality - a Magus.From antiquity to the Renaissance, the Magus was a figure of powerful magic. Before science became the dominant paradigm, Occult, or esoteric, knowledge was revered and pursued. Knowledge is Power. Francis BaconKnowledge is power, and Occult expertise is the most powerful. It is a controllable force for transforming nature and events. The ultimate goals of the Magus are: Immortality, Unimaginable Wealth, Infinite Knowledge and Unlimited PowerIt is conceivable that through science, technology, and social structures, we may overcome aging, experience universal abundance, and access all knowledge. A Magus obtains these goals through the exercise of esoteric knowledge.Many of the most famous personages of history prized this knowledge and sought to understand and use it. It is only relatively recently in the past couple of centuries that the ancient wisdom has fallen into neglect as science has become ascendant.