Sunday, April 30, 2017

What is the Purpose of Magick Practice?

Magick has an extensive history with multiple theories and practices. There are various paradigms for each and every system that can consist of psychology, reality manipulation, theistic practices, paraphernalia, spirit summoning, quantum physics, and personal conjecture. I just listed a few of a plethora ideas about modern magick. What is the real purpose of magick though? The idea of magick is to 1) change the magician to adapt to achieve specific results in the environment, 2) change the environment to adapt the magician, and 3) in many cases to enlighten the magician. Man has a mind, willpower, and spirit that drives his actions. The environment is made of the material world and people. I am referring to enlightenment as a level of self-knowledge and understanding of God enough so that man can achieve his Will.

Firstly, Magick starts within the magician. It was written on Apollo’s Temple, “Know thyself.” The Greek Magical Papyri in Translation with Demotic Spells has a spell to establish a relationship with Helios that says, “You gave us knowledge…because while we are in material bodies, knowledge of you deified us.” The art of magick comes from habits and change the magician takes to reconfigure his/her life. The Magician states his or her own personal goal or intention. Then he/she makes the transformation to achieve it. Magick from man has a simple four part process: Thoughts, Words, Actions, and Habits. When a magician can master these very elements of him/herself the sky is the limit, but due to a flawed nature imperfection of these is inevitable. But the magician must master him/herself to master his/her environment. It is like an actor who plays a new character in every film, the person performs in such a way the character, whether it is a subtle role or lead character, they affect the plot. But the magician must bear in mind he/she must know their environment and be self-aware to the adjustments they have to make in it. To understand the world around you is the second step to magical manifestation.

To carry on, the surrounding of the magician is equally as important as his own presence. This is the external factor that has uncontrollable, unpredictable variables that will create situations for the magician. Herodotus made two brilliant quotes. He said, “Circumstances rule men, men do not rule circumstances,” and also stated, “of all men’s miseries the bitterest is to know this: to know so much and have control over nothing.” These are genuine quotes that truly reflect the environment to all peoples. Magick is a service in this with these two concepts: 1) to use his thoughts, words, actions, and habits to manipulate the environment and 2) use external forces and his own will on an energetic level to prepare himself for situations with discipline. Just like karate, a martial artist may not fight a criminal every day, but the art itself keeps the fighter disciplined if the situation was to ever arise. The magician is like the martial artist and the world is like the thug. Magick works as a discipline and it is like a muscle that is trained through practice for the magician to utilize when necessary.

Lastly, magick is optionally used as a tool for gnosis. Crowley called this the knowledge and conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel. When man knows himself well enough through experience and practice with the environment then he starts to reach a new state of development. One may disagree, this is okay. However, I am a firm believer in doing things we were born to do in the world. The mastery of self and the environment take a whole new form that simply transcends all materialistic feats in some cases. Being one with God is sometimes the end result leading to some amazing places.

Conclusively, these are the three primary functions of magick in a real world scenario. It is way too easy to get caught up in the fantasy, rituals, romanticism, and theories.  Magick is about change in yourself, the environment, and transcending beyond this material plane. It is an art that is easily studied, but takes more dedication to the practice. Magick is about living life to the fullest the best you can and it is one of many tools to do so.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Rise of Selene

The night of Selene at her darkest, 
Clear skies veiled with dotted with stars of kings. 
Lady Hekate seen at her starkest, 
World ridden without the midnight of her rings. 
The lifeless and cold under the pale lit sky,
The funeral pyre for the despot begins to set aflame, 
A solemn feeling which no soul can deny, 
Sophists point to the Fates for complete blame. 
"Who art thou?" she asked me without further adieu,
"What does your new sight begin to see?"
I said, "I am an infant in the nothingness anew.
With the cold, no fear, no reason to flee!"
Bull-horned, with the bark of a canine, the goddess stared, 
Nature's tender flowers faded and withered. 
My heart strong in universe was fiery and flared, 
In an instant my spirit was like a snake and slithered.
The oil lamp burned without hesitation, 
Hekate's deep gaze put my mind in meditation. 
I have found my secret to the shadow, 
I stood in her mystery never remained shallow.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Top 3 Missions Of My Personal Work!

Over the past few weeks I have been bringing organization to all my thoughts and ideas. I have one of those minds that runs 50 MPH. Sometimes it will make an individual seem like they have their heads up in the cloud. It was after a moment of pondering why I am creating content? What is the message I am trying to spread? So ultimately I made the decision to post the video above. So what are my top three missions of my work. 

1. Mastering Change!
I am an avid lover of history and finding truth, it is a rabbit hole I fell down deeper than I ever planned. The more I read ancient texts the more I realized how they valued knowledge, life, spirituality, and the people around them. I have discovered so many spells from antiquity in songs, hymns, spells, and rituals that cover the most basic aspects of life. This appreciation of the small things have seemed to faded the more we advanced. When you learn to quiet the mind through these ancient methods then you start to grow. This is a modern precept of Hermeticism and spirituality. When we take the ancient perception of things then we see more potent magick with less theory and more work.

2. Mastering Thyself 
It is my mission to help myself, not just my viewers or readers. I am working everyday on mastering myself and what I love. It requires a large sum of discipline, but is worth it in the long run. I am far from a person and I know you are too, so all we can do is learn about ourselves through this ancient knowledge. The ancient wisdom I post on here is more than a reflection of the past, it is reflection of ancient wisdom. It is the the past where we learn not to make the same mistakes repeatedly. So what kind of person who you want to be? What do you need to work on? What steps have you taken to improve yourself with the application of knowledge?

3. Mastering Magick
It is not a huge secret, I am magician. I am sure you are an occultist too or have an interest in the occult. You will find many modern past schools of magick. I draw from all of them to an extent, but nothing has been more raw than the power of ancient magick. There was less theory, more practice, and the occultists were equal the magicians we are today. Imagine a time without electricity or modern conveniences. Would you be more in touch with your surroundings? Would you be more apt to create something new or experiment with natural forces? Well most people would be more prone to take these actions. So these methods are taken from schools of thought combined with wisdom and awareness to create the most powerful systems of magick known today. 

The truth is we know very little about ancient magick, but what we do know for sure is the power held in philosophy and practice together for results in the past. 


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Top 5 Ways To Spot An Authentic Tarot Reader VS A Charlatan

I was listening to Ignis Cobra's interview with Reamce and this inspired this blog post on tarot reading. I have been doing tarot for several years professionally and I use the Hermetic Tarot. When Ignis and Reamce spoke of spotting a charlatan over real tarot reader it caught my eye. So I decided (like the brazen magician I am) to add my own opinions on the matter. 

1. When The Reader Thinks They Know You Better Than You!
This is a crucial trap that I seen many people fall into during my years of reading tarot. I had gotten a reading from one person who acted like they knew me better than me. Sadly, some clients are okay with this because it is easier to have someone thinking for us! However, you choose the life you live, unless you have some rare circumstance where your freewill is surrendered. You need to think for you because it is your life, not your reader's life. They can help with advice, but to transcend beyond that is pushing boundaries. No one is walking in your shoes, but you. 

2. Readers Who Cannot Handle Constructive Criticism!
We as humans have the capability of being great in some things and horrible in other things. The good news is we have a little thing called 'self-improvement'. I had a few readings where I could not interact with the client as well as I wished. Past readings with tarot readers where they were off a few times. Do not be afraid to say they are wrong, this is okay! I have seen many egotistical readers take this to heart when you tell them they cannot connect very well. I want to emphasize this because people have been shamed by readers for questioning them. This is one of the big warnings to watch out for as a client. Humans do make mistakes or misread things, we are not immune to imperfection in a craft. Much rather it means that reader cannot connect with you and you need to seek out a reader that works well with you. Make sure they are listening without ego!
3. Tarot Readers Who Do Not Believe In Freewill!
When someone is approaching with a very hard dogma of fate take that as a bad sign. Each and everyone of us have choices to change our path. If someone says they are right 100% about your future then use skepticism in your mental toolbox. I have seen people lose thousands of dollars getting readings based on a reader that strictly relied on fate itself. Much rather know that there can be multiple outcomes based on your actions to a situation. Therefore, bear in mind that an authentic read can only look at your current situation and read into possible outcomes. In this case, they will tell you your decisions can change everything. 

4. Tarot Readers Who Read But Do Not Give Advice Or Give Very Bad Advice!
It is easy to look from the outside in judging a situation without sympathy or empathy. So to get a varying perspective from a tarot reader offers new insight brings new ideas to reflect in your mind. It is easy to point out the problem sometimes and much harder to find the solution. You may not need a solution in some situations, but many people are looking for guidance in readings. If there is advice that you know sounds bad then follow your instincts if you know it will make your situation worse. If you want some advice or guidance from a reader and they cannot offer progressive advice they should not have looked into your place, unless it is a field they are unfamiliar with many times. If you need help, the right sensible reader will help you.

5. Tarot Readers Who Are Always Focused On The Positive!
This is one point that might make you scratch your head, but we need to face reality. Life is not always happy and it is easy to go to someone that tells us what we want to hear. I am not saying we should be negative all the time, but if you do get a reading that sounds bad then you can fix it with he right advice! When people only state the positive they are ignoring your real issues. If they are afraid to talk about conflict or even say, "Think positive and things will get better," it is code for I do not have a solution. When we suppress our emotions to only stay positive it is unhealthy psychologically and avoids the issue. We are humans with many emotions, not robots. Anyone with a "positive energy vibe only" is fake as a whole, you are paying for a fantasy to make you feel better. Anyone can tell you to think positive. You can do that for yourself. 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Your Personal Solar Energy & How To Use It!

A few days ago I made a video about the solar energy of the world and man. I am going to be specifically talking about the "fire" in the individual. I have seen many magicians talk about this loosely, but not really go far in depth. So I feel the need to really go into the depths of what this inner fire that man can use in him/herself can do. 

The fire in short is the life of a person and the spirit of God in all life. God is associated with the Sun in antiquity, therefore he is the giver of life. Now this one life you are living is precious. It is not how long you live, but what you do with that fire.

I have a question for you. What is that one thing you want to do? What is something that want out of life? Your answer can be simple or complex. It may sound like a pipe dream in some cases, and sometimes your dream may just be a pipe dream. We need to be realistic with our desires as human beings evolving everyday. 

The biggest tip I can offer you is to be singular focused on this goal, thus having all your actions help you reach this reward. It is a funny thing to realize your singular focus transforms into thoughts, words, actions, and habits

So I urge to contemplate on the prana, life force, or solar energy you have to make your dreams come true! Plan well and take action when you need to in any moment. Get rid of distractions and do not waste your life force on things in life that are trifling. Practice time management to reach your goals

This is one thing that I truly learned about focusing on the solar energy in my life. If you want a better life then develop helpful habits and banish old habits. Am I saying you will get results overnight? No. Habits take time to develop. Patience is a virtue. I know it sounds cliche, but it is true.

Take care of yourself, love yourself, work hard, and love those who support you. This is a quick message about the Solar Energy that all of us possess. Magick is about creating opportunities and acting on each one. I hope all of you enjoyed it, if you did then subscribe to my blog.  

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Magick Record or Book of Shadows

The week 1 of magick is understanding the power of writing and communication. Writing and speaking is one of the most powerful tools of manifestation. Even as I write right now on this blog it is an act of magick as I spread a message. The art of  magick comes through understanding and conveying that comprehension. I am a firm believer that the more work we apply in our communication and in our actions is the power of manifestation. It is by this concept we find the symbolism of Odin, Thoth, Ourobos, and the biblical God. What is this symbolism?

Words are magick! This is what all these deities have in common, they created an alphabet. Alphabets were considered the first form of communication. God spoke the universe into existence. The Ourobos spoke itself into existence. Thoth, the lord of magick, was associated with knowledge and written language. Odin gained knowledge of the runes and is the king of magick in Norse Mythology.

The art of writing in your magical journey within itself is divine. Recording data that shows what works for you magically is the first step in the craft. It does take effort and commitment, but you find out what works for you in the long haul. I do not care if you have a hard copy of a Book of Shadows or a digital record on your laptop. Keep a magical record for the purpose to "Know Yourself". The more you know yourself. The more power you have in your magick. 

Your magick boils down to these two habits. 
1. Writing in a journal 
2. Recording your magical experiments. 

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