Occasionalism

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Occasionalism is a philosophical theory about causation which says that neither matter nor mind can be a true cause of events. Instead, all events are taken to be caused by God. The theory states that the constant conjunction between causes and effects only occurs because in every instance where the cause is present, God wills the effect to occur.

This idea was first described by the 11th century Islamic theologian and Sufi philosopher Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Ghazali

In it’s emphasis on the will of God underlying and relating all actions, occasionalism relates to concepts such as

In it’s emphasis on the will of God underlying and relating all actions, occasionalism relates to concepts such as synchronicity, associative indexing, paranoia, and magick. Several of these ideas also connect will with control over the apparent world.

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