A postscript to my long essay The Magic Chain of Enchanted Economists.
Yesterday morning, the day after publishing my essay, the brilliant heterodox economist Professor Steve Keen tweeted an article by Bill Black, written in response to a blog earlier this year by Bloomberg writer Noah Smith. Mr Black’s article opened with the sentence, A blogger has trolled all heterodox economists as believers in the “occult”.
I was struck with great amusement, and a sense of the most profound irony.
Those with an interest in a broad sweep of circa 6000 years of history of humanity’s “magical equilibrium” belief systems — with a specific focus on the Sumerian, and 1400-1900 A.D. periods* — and enough capacity for independent thought to read my lengthy essay on The Magic Chain of Hermes, will discover why.
For others, this brief additional comment; neither it, nor my essay to be taken as all-encompassing, or as an attempt to fully evidence my argument. All that for my forthcoming book.
Neoclassical economic theory — and in turn, the ideology of neoliberal globalism — is based on a set of assumptions (beliefs) about human beings, and their behaviour. These beliefs are precisely analogous to the 1. Intellectual (i.e., Omniscient, with all of the Knowledge, Memory, Calculative and Predictive powers that implies), 2. moral, 3. attitudinal, and (thus) 4. behavioural characteristics of an occult Luciferian adept or magus .. as explained by the most famous occult magi throughout history themselves.
Neoclassical economists then assume that all “agents” in the economy embody precisely the same characteristics as this individual “rational agent” – a Luciferian magus.
Finally, in developing mathematical models that will allegedly predict the future, neoclassicals project these patently Luciferian analogues from microeconomics, into their macroeconomic models.
In other words, in deifying Man as a perfect “representative agent” of their god — Lucifer the “Light Bearer” — and projecting him as typifying all of humanity into their economic macrocosm, neoclassicals — in classic Luciferian style — apply an inversion of the inferred causal direction and relationship of the ancient Hermetic alchemical magic mantra “As Above, So Below”.
Neoclassical economics. “As Below, So Above.”
*In our hubristic, godless postmodernist age, few are either aware or bother to learn that from the Hermetic Reformation (“Renaissance”) through to the early 1900s, the occult ‘arts’ of Hermeticism, alchemy, Kabbalah, and esoteric mystery school ‘magic’ were immensely popular and hugely influential with the intellectual and elite classes. Indeed, there is abundant evidence that many of the iconic scientists, philosophers, and economists of this c. 500 year period were devoted afficionados of the occult arts, and/or members of secret societies devoted to ancient mystery school beliefs and rituals. Lacking any knowledge of this history, or of the occult philosophies and rituals, modern “thinkers” arrogantly dismiss that which they know nothing of.