Common steps and sub-activities

Lewis Carroll’s forced belief in the ‘illogical’

Lewis Carroll’s  first method was to try to convince yourself that something you found illogical or wrong was right………

Lewis Carroll – Alice Through the Looking Glass

‘Now I’ll give you something to believe in’ [said the White Queen] ‘ I’m just 101, 5 months and a day’.

‘I can’t believe that’ said Alice.

‘Can’t you!’ the Queen said in a pitying tone ‘Try again: draw a long breath and shut your eyes’.

Alice laughed ‘There’s no use trying’ she said ‘one can’t believe impossible things’.

‘I daresay you haven’t had much practise’ said the Queen ‘When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day.  Why sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast’.

Aleister Crowley also used this.

Aleister Crowley – Book of Lies

Yet by forcing the brain to accept propositions of which one set is absurdity, the other truism, a new function of brain is established.

Unreason becomes experience.

Remember that this work by Crowley is called the Book of Lies for a reason.

Aleister Crowley – Book of Lies

THE GAROTTE

IT moves from motion into rest, and rests from rest into motion. These IT does alway, for time is not.

So that IT does neither of these things. IT does THAT one thing which we must express by two things neither of which possesses any rational meaning.

Yet ITS doing, which is not-doing, is simple and yet complex, is neither free nor necessary.

For all these ideas express Relation; and IT, comprehending all Relation in ITS simplicity, is out of all Relation even with ITSELF.

All this is true and false; and it is true and false to say that it is true and false.

Strain forth thine Intelligence, O man, O worthy one, O chosen of IT, to apprehend the discourse of THE MASTER; for thus thy reason shall at last break down, as the fetter is struck from a slave's throat.