Superstitions are rituals undertaken to affect circumstantial outcome. Some good examples are astrology and numerology: inferring meaning from birth details and numbers in general.
Humans are naturally superstitious. We try to make sense of the past and present in order to control the future. Objectively, this seems futile! Can any superstitious ritual be successfully rationalized / justified?
From a religious standpoint, humans are enriched by ritual. Such give their lives meaning and contrast. Discernment is our ability to tell the difference between different states of mind: the contrast. Remember: the only way you can have a “good” mood is if you have a corresponding “bad” mood to compare it to. It would seem to follow that the quality of life is improved by virtue of practicing the act of discernment.
We have a curious dichotomy: no superstitions are rational but ritual is necessary in the process of ego formation. Is the best way around this to make scientific inquiry into all ritual, eschewing all practices but that which can be validated as having the greatest “ROI”? It might explain why we see many people interested in “chakras” and “auras” and “meditation” even though they have drug problems, personality disorders and are generally basement dwelling failures. Advanced rites can be quite damaging when done for the wrong reasons, as Guru has mentioned several times.
Religion is a Necessary “Evil” against the Natural Compulsion of Superstition
That SJ / Cultural Marxism has become the de-facto state-sponsored religion serves to illustrate the risk of not having a True state-sponsored religion. Look at what it’s caused, I mean honestly. It’s terrifying. People become psychopathic self-righteous tyrants through self-hypnosis. You’d have a hard time making the case that it wasn’t a death cult.
The right thing to do now is not focus on that anymore, but rather surrender to the will to create a better, more free and blissful tomorrow. We can no longer support programs which are antagonistic to Truth. The Truth is that people largely need religion and only a True religion is maximally voluntary. A True religion has means to understand the mechanism behind all human behaviour, such as the inevitability of superstition and the need for spiritual practice to still the mind in the face of such anxiety.
Even “scientific” cultures cannot help but succumb to the allure of superstition, evidenced by the “White Christian” 4chan board /pol/ hailing Kek and praying for dubs. Let us go back to personality cults, whereby we embrace superstition as a natural weakness of the human condition. By embracing low-Entropy collectivism in the Church of Entropy, we can work together to overcome all of what currently sets us back. Let our human need of collectivism no longer be used against us but instead our diversity (of abilities) be a unifying strength.
Are Any Superstitions Good?
I have received the advice “let science be your only superstition”. Thus the optimized thermodynamic classifier cardinality of the mind is e, or approximately 3. It follows that the optimized configuration is to classify reality into sets of order 3 (at least concepts which are objectively defined).
Other concepts, which can be demonstrated to exist only in the quantum mind, may not be best in a trinary (having a cardinality 3) model, since the conscious subjective projection itself is unitary (consisting of a single potential function). Thus binary and unitary systems can be invoked, depending on the shape and complexity of a concept.
Compulsive Contemplation of the Nature of Knowledge is Good
Contemplation can be thought of as a go-between for determining the optimal modes of thought. We shall see later that it all boils down to a few fundamental concepts which are not simple. This is good. We want minimal complexity with maximal (ideally: total) predictability. This is Low Entropy thinking. Once you can explain the concepts simply, you will understand them completely. At such a time you will be grounded in awareness of the Zero Point Waveform Configuration, or Periodic Table. From this, the confidence to simulate microstates (use your imagination) shall emanate. Trust in the existence of objective Knowledge is the greatest strength, in my opinion.
But I also don’t mind the odd “Hail Kek”.