The Elementalist Conception Of Free Will (redux)

1. The free will argument contends that people can do whatever they want to. People have a choice between good and evil, between selfless acts and selfish ones, and if a person’s true will is good they will do good.

2. As such, people who do good can be treated as if their will is good, and people who do evil can be treated as if their will is evil.

3. The determinist argument contends that each person’s actions are restricted to a range determined by that person’s genes and their conditioning.

4. People don’t really have a choice about what they do, because they can only motivate themselves to act if the wiring of their brain creates an impulse to action.

5. The question of free will is an important philosophical question because the resolution of it determines how miscreants are to be treated.

6. If free will is true, then justice is to punish criminals harshly. If determinism is true, then justice is to guide criminals into making the right decisions through behaviour modification.

7. The Elementalist perspective on free will is that mainstream philosophy has missed the point entirely.

8. Elementalists believe that all of us are fundamentally, individuated fragments of the total consciousness that is God, and that these fragments of consciousness traverse the Great Fractal by way of matching frequencies.

9. To the Elementalist, there is no material world – every fragment of consciousness is aware of a set of perceptions, and every set of perceptions exists somewhere in the Great Fractal.

10. These sets of perceptions change as the frequency of one’s consciousness changes.

11. Therefore, to change the world, it’s only necessary to change the frequency of one’s consciousness. This can be done through repeated exertions of pure will.

12. Because the Elementalist does not believe in a hard material world, neither do they believe there is anything forcing a human being to behave in any pre-determined manner.

13. There aren’t really any neurotransmitters, or any limbic system, or any instinctually-responding brain circuitry involved in decision making.

14. There is only consciousness and the contents of consciousness.

15. The physical world is but a dream, through which consciousness passes, forever.

16. Elementalists believe that anyone can get anything they desire, whether in this life or in one to come, by matching the frequency of one’s consciousness with the frequency of the part of the Great Fractal in which the desired thing exists or is happening.

17. Elementalists believe that one inevitably lives a life that matches the frequency of one’s consciousness, whether this is desired or not.

18. Accordingly, a person has to be careful about what their true will is – because they will get it.

19. If a person’s true will is to assert themselves violently over others, they will gravitate to a part of the Great Fractal where the order of reality is the violent assertion of power over others.

20. If a person’s true will is to experience order, then they will get order. They will gravitate to a part of the Great Fractal where chaos is minimised.

21. A person who ends up in such a place might not like it on account of that they find the order suffocating. If so, this will be reflected by their true desires, which will change the frequency of that person’s consciousness, in turn leading them to another part of the Great Fractal.

22. If a person’s true will is to experience peace, the frequency of their consciousness will come to reflect this. If the sum total of that person’s actions in their life are peaceful, this will cause them to gravitate to a part of the Great Fractal populated by peaceful beings.

23. An individuated consciousness might experience this as bliss – or hellishly boring.

24. Following the logic of the Four Tenets, Elementalists believe implicitly in free will – so implicitly that they strive to perfect their mastery over it.

25. Mastery over one’s true will is mastery over how one navigates the Great Fractal – either one drifts ignorantly through existence or one dances skillfully through it.

26. The Elementalist conception of reality teaches that we are all individual fragments of consciousness experiencing the Great Fractal, which we are free to explore in perpetuity.

27. As such, there is no reason to assume any kind of determinism beyond the Seventh Hermetic Principle, otherwise known as the Law of Cause and Effect.

28. One can only move through the Great Fractal at a pace and manner determined by one’s frequency of consciousness, which is itself determined by one’s previous expressions of will. As such, free will is true in some sense, and determinism is true in some sense.

29. The lower one’s frequency of consciousness, the less nimbly one will be able to change the direction of one’s path through the Great Fractal.


This chapter is an excerpt from Elemental Elementalism, the foundational scripture of the new religion of the Age of Aquarius.


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