Have any authors ever attempted to look at Electricity or electrical phenomenons from a mystical/metaphysical angle?

Have any authors ever attempted to look at Electricity or electrical phenomenons from a mystical/metaphysical angle? There's something odd about a now-essential force that permeates and literally penetrates our bodies suddenly getting discovered a few centuries ago, and it opening new realms of pseudo-existence, questioning our understanding of time, and so on.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Schopenhauer

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Where?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's one of the natural forces which are nothing and therefore the metaphysical will of the universe. He also has a theory that electricity is part of animal magnetism and therefore magic is real.
        You probably want to search for Will in Nature with his name, but it's a pretty big part of Schopenhauer overall because his whole thing is there's a nothing which is the will of the universe which is why we think we are.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Like this?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Continuation of that passage

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/R2bcN5P.jpg

      Continuation of that passage

      https://i.imgur.com/VaSgLIY.jpg

      Or like this?

      Intruiging. What's it from?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Techgnosis, by Erik Davis.
        I'm only a couple chapters in so I'm not 100% sure he isn't a complete crank, but if he is then he is at least a well read and thoughtful crank. The book overall is about man's spiritual relationship with technology. If nothing else you might be interested in using the bibliography as a reading list, since at least he read widely before writing it.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Thanks a lot for highlighting it, man. It seems to be worth the detour.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I owe one effortpost for each shitpost.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Or like this?

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >discovered
    Edison invented electricity moron

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Your brain cells function through electrical signals ya pinhead

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Lightning existed before we had brain cells

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          That's a good point

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        uh, I'm not a robot though? dumbass

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          IQfy is an offshoot of IQfy, you dumb robot

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I wish I could dive into this stuff but so much of it got fricked up by the hippies and druggie, and before that were the charlatans. Don't even know where to start

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    > pseudo-existence
    Nonsense
    > questioning our understanding of time
    It does not

    Not seeing the issue here. There are no genuine implications for metaphysics and indeed such a thing would be impossible for without a coherent metaphysic, you wouldn’t know it’s being challenged by electricity in the first place.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >and it opening new realms of pseudo-existence, questioning our understanding of time, and so on.
    You will enjoy Against thr Day. Your post in general reads like you just finished it and want more.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This was my first impression too but i think OP is asking for something closer to Descartes' Dioptrique or Hegel's concept of Light in his lectures on the Philosophy of Nature.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Ezra Pound in Make It New.

    >For the modem scientist energy has no borders, it is a shapeless 'mass' of force; even his capacity to differentiate it to a degree never dreamed by the ancients has not led him to think of its shape or even its loci. The rose that his magnet makes in the iron filings, does not lead him to think of the force in botanic terms, or wish to visualize that force as floral and extant (ex stare).
    >A mediaeval “natural philosopher” would find this modern world full of enchantments, not only the light in the electric bulb, but the thought of the current hidden in air and in wire would give him a mind full of forms, "Fuor di color" or having their hyper-colours. The mediaeval
    philosopher would probably have been unable to think the electric world, and not think of it as a world of forms.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This led me to learning about Quark. Dizzying stuff.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Steiner has a ton of esoteric interpretations of electricity, check out The Electric Doppelganger or just look up some lectures related to electricity on Rudolf Steiner Audio on Youtube. Ernst Lehrs' Man or Matter also touches on it if I recall but I might be mistaken.

    Daily reminder that Oersted discovered electromagnetism before Faraday and he only did it because he took the unity of forces as a Schellingean postulate.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Uh, doesn't the brain use electricity to fire messages across synapses or some shit?
    Wouldn't electricity be the mechanism that allows the logos to exist?
    I ain't know shit, I don't read.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yes my Black person that's exactly how it works according to science at least.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You're on to something

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Warder, The Universe: A Vast Electric Organism

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My friend, you haven't even read Poe as it seems.

  13. 1 month ago
    gr

    Marshall McLuhan 'the medium is the massage', its not openly mystical, but gives you a view of how the electronic devices influence the way we behave, time and space perception, etc. and also very interesting point on saying that the technological media are the genuine creators of the messages and not only ways of passing them

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