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Most mages do magick by channeling energy, information and other help from systems. Even if you never do magick directly (without a system), learning direct magick can help you interact with systems more clearly and precisely, producing better results from your magick.
I learned these techniques while developing my psychic intuition, so I’ll use that as my example. But the techniques work for any system-based magick, like energy healing, ritual magick, servitors, etc.
Before reading this, you should read The Best Way to Grow as a Mage, which explains direct magick, system-based magick, and why you need both.
Example: Improving Psychic Intuition
Half of psychic intuition is always system-based. The information always comes from a system. But the detail and accuracy of that information depends on your communication, which you can improve with direct magick.
First, a review of communication: Your mind’s energy signature corresponds to your mental state. To read your thoughts, the system listens to changes in that signature. To send an idea, the system uses energy to nudge your mind’s signature toward the signature it normally has when you think that concept.
You can improve your communication by doing parts of it yourself, directly. Here are a couple of examples:
Select the right system. There are lots of systems that provide psychic intuitions. Some are specialized to certain types of information, like medical intuition, warnings of danger, etc. Some focus on ease of use, others on accuracy and detail. And some systems are just made better than others, in the same way that some computers are just better than others. You can ask spirits and friends about the systems they use, try several, and choose the best one for you.
Increase your communication bandwidth. The system can only talk to the parts of your mind that are used to its signature. You can prepare more of your mind by bathing it in energy with the system’s signature. This gives the system more points to connect to, letting it send more detailed information. Also, preparing the right parts of your mind lets the system send images, sounds, emotions, etc.
These techniques aren’t just for psychics. Finding a better system, and communicating with it more accurately, will improve all your system-based magick, from psychic intuition to energy healing to Thelema and more. Anytime you’re using an external force to drive your magick, communication is one of the core skills for making that magick work.If you liked this post, consider visiting my current blog at mikesententia.com.