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'''Eidolon''', or ''Genius Eidolon'', is a term used by [[Technocratic Union|technocrats]] to describe the concepts of [[Essence (MTAs)|essence]].
 
'''Eidolon''', or ''Genius Eidolon'', is a term used by [[Technocratic Union|technocrats]] to describe the concepts of [[Essence (MTAs)|essence]].
 
==Overview==
 
==Overview==
Operatives of the Technocratic Union refuse to accept superstitionist babble about avatars and essences. Such concepts are merely the archaic excuses for perfectly understandable psychiatric phenomena. Still, even the most hardened scientists must accept overwhelming evidence, so the concept of Eidolons – constructs of a person’s [[Enlightened Genius]] – remains an open secret among Technocratic personnel.
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Operatives of the Technocratic Union refuse to accept superstitionist babble about avatars and essences. Such concepts are merely the archaic excuses for perfectly understandable psychiatric phenomena. Still, even the most hardened scientists must accept overwhelming evidence, so the concept of Eidolons – constructs of a person’s [[Enlightened Genius]] – remains an open secret among Technocratic personnel.
   
 
For all practical purposes, Eidolons and Essences are exactly the same thing. But in the world of Mage, perception
 
For all practical purposes, Eidolons and Essences are exactly the same thing. But in the world of Mage, perception
and belief are the foundations of reality. Thus, a Technocrat or former Technocrat will utterly deny the existence of a metaphysical soul essence. Reality Deviants may have their silly little soul-faces, but a good Technocrat knows what such things really are: wisps of imagination wrapped around perfectly sensible expressions of Genius!
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and belief are the foundations of reality. Thus, a Technocrat or former Technocrat will utterly deny the existence of a metaphysical soul essence. Reality Deviants may have their silly little soul-faces, but a good Technocrat knows what such things really are: wisps of imagination wrapped around perfectly sensible expressions of Genius!
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Even so, Technocrats don’t like to discuss these wisps of imagination. Oh, it’s acceptable to mention one’s dreams upon occasion, but a Technocrat who discusses dreams as if they mean something may soon find himself in hot water. Dreams, then, are where Genius Eidolons run wild. If and when such phantasms manifest in clear view during waking hours, a smart Technocrat will keep such fancies to himself if he knows what’s good for him… which, of course, he does.
   
Even so, Technocrats don’t like to discuss these wisps of imagination. Oh, it’s acceptable to mention one’s dreams upon occasion, but a Technocrat who discusses dreams as if they meansomething may soon find himself in hot water. Dreams, then, are where Genius Eidolons run wild. If and when such phantasms manifest in clear view during waking hours, a smart Technocrat will keep such fancies to himself if he knows what’s good for him… which, of course, he does.
 
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
*[[Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition]], p. 266
 
*[[Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition]], p. 266

Revision as of 15:32, June 27, 2018

Eidolon, or Genius Eidolon, is a term used by technocrats to describe the concepts of essence.

Overview

Operatives of the Technocratic Union refuse to accept superstitionist babble about avatars and essences. Such concepts are merely the archaic excuses for perfectly understandable psychiatric phenomena. Still, even the most hardened scientists must accept overwhelming evidence, so the concept of Eidolons – constructs of a person’s Enlightened Genius – remains an open secret among Technocratic personnel.

For all practical purposes, Eidolons and Essences are exactly the same thing. But in the world of Mage, perception and belief are the foundations of reality. Thus, a Technocrat or former Technocrat will utterly deny the existence of a metaphysical soul essence. Reality Deviants may have their silly little soul-faces, but a good Technocrat knows what such things really are: wisps of imagination wrapped around perfectly sensible expressions of Genius!

Even so, Technocrats don’t like to discuss these wisps of imagination. Oh, it’s acceptable to mention one’s dreams upon occasion, but a Technocrat who discusses dreams as if they mean something may soon find himself in hot water. Dreams, then, are where Genius Eidolons run wild. If and when such phantasms manifest in clear view during waking hours, a smart Technocrat will keep such fancies to himself if he knows what’s good for him… which, of course, he does.

References

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