Re: Ego Programming

Mark Grant (
Tue, 8 Apr 1997 21:18:34 +0000

On Tue, 8 Apr 1997, ard wrote:

> Is this "average 3 months" figure you heard from someone keen on Kentucky
> windage?

Seems about right to me, but this depends mostly on motivation. Many
people set out to change habits but don't have the motivation to do so
properly or are so stuck in their social role that the people they
interact with won't let them. It's just a matter of repeating the new
behaviour until the new pathways through the brain's neural network take
over and the old ones rot away through disuse.

> Do you know of a modern, scientific, rational form of mysticism?

Crowley's Thelema is the closest that I know of, though the Chaos
Magickians might qualify. Of course Crowley never did get the hang of
ego-loss himself, much to his chagrin.

> Do you know of any mystical scientists, living or dead?

Didn't Crowley study Chemistry at Cambridge? I think someone already
mentioned Newton, and various 20th century scientists have had some kind
of mystic beliefs. Do Leary and Lilly count?


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Because the Zen master told him to."

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