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Direct mages need to explain how we change reality, why we do it, and what someone might learn from us to everyone we work with.
This post gives you a 2-minute explanation, drawn from the other posts in this series.
Explain, Don’t Define
Your first thought will be “it’s magick without rituals.”
But that doesn’t create an intuitive understanding of what direct magick is. It doesn’t open up a conversation about how magick works, what you might help someone with, or why they should go to you for energy healing instead of a Reiki practitioner.
We’re after an explanation that creates an intuitive understanding and leads to an interesting conversation.
For example, in energy healing, your thought and intent guides the energy. In psychic work, your mind receives information about the world.
In most styles of magick, the mage uses visualization or ritual to communicate their intent to their unconscious, which instructs an external magickal structure (a system) to do the work. The mage doesn’t need to understand what the system does any more than you need to understand how your web browser is programmed.
Explaining Direct Magick
Direct mages consciously change reality. If normal magick is a man telling a taxi driver where to go, direct magick has you driving the car. You conscious mind leads the entire process, working with your unconscious to do all the technical steps that systems normally do. Direct mages don’t use systems for most effects. We do them ourselves.
Consciously seeing every step lets you understand how magick works, which lets you reason about how to improve your techniques, and discuss them with other mages. It takes longer to learn, but with experience and understanding, you can alter the physical world more quickly, deeply, and precisely than a system can.
Most mages do energy heailng by visualizing a white light entering the point of injury.
A direct mage would look at the energy in the injured tissue, figure out what signatures would help, and change the person’s energy-producing structures to make that new energy. By seeing all the moving parts, a direct mage can understand what’s happening and make precise changes to produce a specific result.
Some tips you may find useful when explaining direct magick:
- Non-mages, and even some energy workers and psychics, find “magick” hard to take seriously. I use the euphamism “shifting reality,” and give the same explanation.
- Some ritual mages define magick as “the application of True Will,” and use “psionics” for “changing reality with thought.” I just ask if we can use my terms while I explain what I do.
Do you have any tips for explaining magick to non-practitioners? Or an alternate definition for what you do?
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