Happy New Year and welcome to Metaphysical Mix. My name is Ashantay Peters and I’m the newest Night Writer. I hope you join me on the fourth and nineteenth when I delve into a mishmash of metaphysical topics.
First, I’m curious – what does the term metaphysical mean to you? Is it checking out your daily astrological prediction in the newspaper? Maybe getting your palm read or calling a phone psychic for your lottery numbers? Perhaps crop circles hold your fascination, or maybe you think none of the above is for you. It’s just so much woo-woo or superstition. Well, all of that and more will be fodder for me!
Before we delve too deeply into any subjects that fall under a metaphysical umbrella – and there are many – I’d like to qualify the term for joint understanding. “Meta” is a prefix that can define “after,” “beyond,” “behind” or “change.” The meaning hinges upon the word you link meta with. Meta plus physics takes on the meaning “after physics.”
I believe the metaphysical is beyond what we can see, hear, touch, feel or smell; it is an essential mystery. And what curious human can ignore a bona fide puzzle? Not me, and I hope not you, either. My resolution is to write postings that lead writers to new characters or plot devices, readers to a new understanding of previously unknown topics and give all of us insights in our continuing search for life’s meaning.
Please join me for a journey beyond the physical to find what lies after physics.
No time machines necessary.