The ‘spell’ in spelling was meant to create a magical trance over you – to obstruct the true meaning of the essence of the Creator.
For instance, as per Thoth, the Egyptian God of learning, wisdom and magic, (also depicted in ancient hieroglyphs as a man-bird) the purpose of spelling is to cast magic energy with a definite purpose.
Myths surrounding Thoth even say he created himself through language – but this is eerily egoistic, and suggests deep occult powers beyond just being able to win a spelling bee.
There is an interesting parallel in the Christian bible, in the Gospel of St. John as well:
Engineering Magical Experiences..
A riff on having spiritual experiences without conventional religion… possible?
-by Christina Sarich
When you talk to brain-hackers from Silicon Valley, they talk of creating the perfect stack – a combination of natural and pharmaceutical nootropics that can help make them into a super-powered genius that can go hours without sleep while maintaining massive focus. It sounds like a cool way to hack the brain, but this practice can come at a price.
The problem is that many of the pharmaceutical versions (and sometimes even the natural ones) can be damaging…