Red Bird wrote:In a lightning storm, the polarities are separated by friction and if the difference aka voltage is high enough to overcome the resistance of the air, a lightning is born. That would be chaos No. 3, I guess.
Also No. 2, I'd say. In fohatic "chaos", the one that can be channeled by magician consciously, the lightning is "held" (or rode, depending what kind of magic we are using). That kind of "chaos" is exactly that "insanity of genius" in the more creative scientists, those able to work with almost pure manas (instead of the linear logistics of kâma-manas or formal intellect).
The difference between a magician and a cultural genius (scientist or artist connecting his manas to cultural instead of purely energetical world) is that the first one has made whole his own "auric egg" by, paradoxically, breaking through it. Thus born "auric bird" no longer needs otherness outside himself in order to create. (Of course, he can also be much less important member for the humankind to develop. This is why theosophical occultism preaches quite strongly against simple magical working, and demands altruistic mindset & cultivates the virtues of teaching.)