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Philosophy: Finding truth?

Finding truth is a very complicated subject primarily, because it is very hard to know truth. Everything can be put under scrutiny, and can be found to be falsifiable. The only understanding you can truly know is true is the understanding of solipsism, and true truth might be unknowable. So all you can really do is look for your own […]

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Philosophy: Microcosm, and Macrocosm

Microcosm: A microcosm is the smaller parts of a system, usually referring to a smaller part of the cosmos. Macrocosm: A macrocosm is the larger whole of a system, usually referring to the whole of the cosmos.   This idea was first thought to be proposed by Pythagoras, but was later popularized by hermeticism through the understanding of the principle of correspondence. The […]

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Viadescioism: The Middle Way, Balance, and Polarity

Viadescioism is focused upon the middle ground between polarities. Viadescioism embodies this virtue of balance, and equilibrium within the fifth virtue of Isoropia, and connects it with the understanding of mercury on the tetractys, and it brings forth understandings of justice, moderation and egalitarianism. It follows the middle way, and sees that existence is not black, or white, it is […]

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Viadescioism: Animism, Pantheism, and Philosophical posthumanism, and animism, pantheism

Viadescioic animism: Viadescioism holds the understanding of animism which is the belief that everything is alive, and has a anima meaning “soul, living being, animating principle, and breath” as their essence which vitalizes them, and gives them agency. This understanding extends to people, animals, constructs, and ideas. Viadescioic animism is an idea of pervading life, and will within the nature […]

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Humorism: The 4 temperaments

The 4 temperaments are 4 distinct natures of behavior. These temperaments are found in the understandings of humorism, and are one of the oldest personality type systems. It was used in ancient greek medicine, and was first described by Hippocrates a greek physician who is known to be the father of western medicine. These temperaments are a way of looking […]

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The three philosophical principles of alchemy: Salt, Mercury, and Sulfur

The three philosophical principles of alchemy also known as The three primes, or the Tria Prima is a trinity made up by sulfur, mercury, and salt. Jabir ibn Hayyan first develops the sulfur, and Mercury understanding, and then it was expanded upon by Paracelsus who identified Sulfur, Mercury, and Salt as the three bodies in which Empedocles’s four classic elements […]

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Love, and Strife: The attracting, and repelling forces

Love is what has been said to bring the elements together, and strife is what has been said to separate them apart. This philosophy was first set forth by empedocles, who also constructed the original understanding of the four elements in the western world. The elements are eternal, immutable, and the building blocks of reality, and because of this they […]

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Viadescioism: Free Will, Determinism, Fate, and Destiny

Viadescioism has the understanding of hard determinism, especially causal determinism, and Logical determinism. It has the understanding that free will does not exist as a metaphysical construct, and that everything is determined based on earlier causes which will determine particular outcomes based on factors that have preceded it. Choice, and action is determined by multiple factors, and no choice can […]

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Viadescioism: Meaning, and Purpose

Viadescioism has the understanding, and practices of existentialism which allows the individual to go searching for their own subjective meaning to there life, and being. Life, and being is most likely inherently meaningless, though it can be given meaning by yourself, and other people that perceive you. The inherent meaninglessness of the universe can be accepted, and understood, so that […]

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Wu Xing (The Five Phases)

Wu xing also referred to as the five elements, five phases, the five agents, the five movements, five processes, and the five stages is a concept from chinese philosophy. The five phases are used not only in philosophy but also in occultism, mysticism, traditional medicine, and martial arts, along with many other things. It is an interesting understanding to be […]

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The four basic qualities

The four basic qualities also referred to as the sensible qualities, and the elemental qualities are the four properties of hot, dry, cold, and wet. These understandings were used in humorism, and greek philosophy, and were also brought into occult philosophy, along with the classical four elements. Each one of these qualities has its own correspondences, that are unique to […]

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The 8 ancient greek words for love

These are the different ancient greek words for love, and their meanings. I feel that these words of love are important to know, so that you can examine the different ways that love can manifest. More than one of some of these loves can be felt for a single construct, and some of these loves can also transform into each […]

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Basics Of Viadescioism

Introduction: This will be a basic overview of the beginning of my understanding of what Viadescioism is, and will become, so this is by no means all of the understandings and practices of Viadescioism. Viadescioism is my personal school of thought. It is a philosophy that is an amalgam of different understandings, and beliefs, and is the primary way in […]

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List Of Different Theistic Doctrines

This is a list of multiple theisms which are different doctrines, and philosophies that pertain to deity. If there are any theisms that I missed, or misrepresented please tell me, and I will add them to the list. Theism: Theism is the belief in some form of deity. Monotheism: Monotheism is the belief in only one deity. Ditheism: Ditheism is […]

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Yin, and Yang

Introduction Yin, and yang are a concept found in Taoism, Chinese philosophy, Chinese medicine, and metaphysics. This concept has to do with two ever-present polar opposite forces that are prevalent in everything in the universe, these energies are called yin, and yang. By understanding this concept you will open yourself up to working with these energies, and being able to […]