Imagine an ancient wooden ship sailing the seas of existence, carrying on board the diverse religious beliefs of humanity. This ship, battered by the passage of time and the storms of history, remains useful, but its hull reveals a primitive and basic understanding of reality. In this ship, called Praxnoism, everything is valuable, and nothing is wholly discarded. In every corner of the vessel, a piece of gold is hidden, waiting to be discovered, valued, and polished.

Encounter between Tradition and Modernity

Praxnoism does not reject the ideas of traditional religions like Judeo-Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism, among others. However, it acknowledges that many of their postulates have become outdated, clouded by the magic and fantasies of eras when humankind was just beginning to understand reality. It's like an old map drawn at a time when we believed the Earth was flat.

But what happens when we examine these beliefs with the microscope of current thought, refined by the Enlightenment, scientific, technological, and industrial revolutions? Praxnoism presents us with a challenge: to modernize these religious ideas with the knowledge we have acquired in the last 300 years, a task akin to that of a jeweler restoring an ancient relic.

Distilling Ancient Wisdom with Modern Knowledge

In this spiritual restoration endeavor, we apply not only the rigorous scientific method but also the thoughts and ideas of modern philosophers and psychologists such as Heidegger, and Carl Jung, among others. Let's imagine that Praxnoism is an alembic in which we distill the ideas of traditional religions, removing the impurities of fantasy and leaving only the pure essence of knowledge.

For example, the idea of a bearded God in the sky may be seen as a fantasy. Still, suppose we strip it of its mythological attire and examine it with modern eyes. In that case, we might be able to understand it as a metaphor that offers us a deeper understanding of its meaning.

El detector de metales
"The metal detector" reveals a shining jewel in the sand, symbolizing the "golden grain" of Truth hidden within seemingly rejectable ideas.

The Concept of 'Minimal Veritas': Finding Gold in Every Idea

Praxnoism is guided by the concept of 'minimal veritas,' a metal detector that allows us to find the 'minimal truth' in all ideas, philosophies, and beliefs. Sometimes, the Truth can be found in a small 1% of an idea that may initially seem completely dismissible. In Praxnoism, our task is to uncover and value that 1%, to find that 'grain of gold' that may be hidden in the sand of the unpleasant and the reproachable.

The Artistic Practice of Knowledge

Praxnoism is not just a theory but also an artistic practice of knowledge. Through rituals and various experiences, Praxnoism seeks to connect us with current knowledge more intuitively and profoundly. What does this mean? Imagine a painter who doesn't limit themselves to accurately depicting reality but incorporates their personal and emotional understanding into their artwork. Praxnoism is like a living work of art that evolves as our understanding of reality becomes.

Temporal Truth and the Evolution of Knowledge

Praxnoism proposes a cosmic dance, an endless waltz with Truth. But what is Truth? Is it something static, like a towering mountain, immovable in its grandeur? Or perhaps something more dynamic, like a river that meanders and transforms with each season?

In the echoes of millennia, Praxnoism whispers a notion that may be unsettling: truths are temporal, moving with rhythms so subtle they appear incomprehensible to our human perception. Instead of mountains or rivers, imagine truths as gigantic shipping containers that carry thousands of containers and weigh up to 15,000 tons. Can you see yourself trying to push one with your bare hand at the port? Do you feel like you're moving it? Of course not. But according to the principles of modern physics, action, and reaction, technically, you are moving it. That's how Praxnoism contemplates truths: seemingly immovable, but in reality, they evolve at cosmic rhythms, invisible to a limited earthly mind. Like a dance with a melody, we can barely hear.

La montaña inmutable
"The majestic immutable mountain" subtly transforms, revealing its evolutionary nature and challenging our perception of static Truth.

In the same way, other truths, closer to our understanding of reality, have changed with the sophistication of our knowledge. Let's remember, for example, how our perception of the Earth has shifted over time. We have sailed from the belief that it was flat to the understanding that it is spherical. Yet, that ancient "truth" of a flat Earth served us in deciphering our reality at that time. So let's not dismiss it; instead, allow integration within its historical and cultural context. Like an old map, it shows us how truths are temporal and evolve alongside our knowledge.

From our perspective, with a limited view within the human timescale, these truths may seem eternal to us. However, the reality is that they are in constant change, in a process of evolution that encompasses both the biological and cultural realms. Although these two spheres operate on different temporal scales, they are intimately interconnected, like two dancers in an endless waltz.

Such is Praxnoism, a lighthouse amidst the sea of uncertainties, a compass that guides us in our continuous search for Truth, reminding us that despite their apparent immutability, truths change, evolve, and dance throughout time. And isn't that a dance worth learning to dance?