As the “will” and the “word” are separate words, we would usually think of them as different. But there might be a “sunk” or hidden spectrum connecting the two. Thus repeated patterns would often offload into the basal ganglia habits, kinetic energy of motivation. A word picked by “system two” is picked up then by “system one”.
Namely, the words are not just passive thinking implements, but are backed also by the unconscious processes formed around them. As Yeats suggested, this connection between a word and a Force can span past a local brain box and into the patterns shared throughout collective consciousness.
This sheds some light onto the surge of power experienced by some at the mention of a powerful name, such as of Jesus Christ.
Per [Ezra Pound](https://paganreveries.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/ezra-pounds-religio-or-the-childs-guide-to-knowledge/), “*A god is an eternal state of mind*”, and as such we can compare it with a habit that gained some power through repetition. Sheldrake suggests that the physical laws are such habits, and so a force of a god can be compared to that of a physical law. This might be what Zelazny was intuiting through the evocation of a Pattern in The Chronicles of Amber.
“*In My Father’s house are many dwelling places*” (John 14:2) we can read as: there is space, in collective consciousness, for the cognitive processes constituting the Kingdom, and the *movement* into those “dwelling places” hits of the *accumulation* of such processes.
That is, a simple combination of letters, such as the “Jesus Christ”, can be a bookmark or key into entire cluster of minds mingling around it, and into kinetic power bound in such a cluster.
But a large power can be a blunt tool. That is, it can cancel itself out. Can be a power of a car wreck. (cf. “Swan, Pike and Crawfish”). Thus the power of the word “Father” includes the power of forces which might oppose each other (words “Jesus” and “Satan”, or “good” and “evil”, are typically seen as such opposites). “*Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste*” (Mat 12:25), and that is the kingdom of Father / Abraxos. Immense and impassive power of a “Not-I” in Chuang Tzu.
Or to draw another analogy, Death / Time / Cronus conquers everything: a good and an evil would equally be consumed by it. Like the wise man of Chuang Tzu, Death has a varied taste (Revelation 3:16).
A “Father” might be like a white light, or a white noise, and “Jesus” might be like tinted lenses coloring it. Or else pointing at a particular cluster in a “novelty search” space.
Which is to say that “Jesus” is not a passive “Not-I” word, it has a certain vector, a certain efficiency to it. One which was arguably lost in the “church”. As a political and commertial institution the “church” has expanded itself to the point of being a car wreck.
Then there’s a *contamination* of the word “Jesus Christ” by the “junk values” of popular culture and “church”. It remains a powerful word, but it is on the verge of being useless. One can posit that the Apocalypse, where Jesus comes not to save, but to judge, is a last-resort attempt of said cluster to retain some of its identity and efficiency.
Wondermaker St. John of Kronstadt exemplifies the principle that to do wonders one needs access to what he calls “integrity”, capacity for resolving the inner conflicts and making a cluster of consciousness to murmurate in a single direction. But the “church” he was a part of exemplifies the opposite – a lack of direction.
Might have to do with the inclusive words “God” or “Father” as used by “church”. Unlike “Elohim”, these words invite not a person to look underneath the black box of the God abstraction, and thus offer no help in resolving the conflicts.
Which is all right if all we want is to resonate instead of moving through space, to be a passive earth/matter instead of muscle and bones of a space ship.
Hence a certain measure of power is for a word to act as a Maxwell’s demon, to accumulate momentum by limiting movement to a certain direction.
The manifesting bum we’ve mentioned at 2019-10-10, by limiting himself in some major directions, might have been training the Maxwell’s demon of will.
There is a pattern to it, achieving something not by pushing matter in a direction, but by preventing the opposite. “Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It” puts emphasis on framing the opposite as impossible. Maybe the resonance, the passive oscillation of a conflicted system might be reused that way, similar to how a nuclear reaction would release the power of the atom.