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What is direct magick, really? Most people say, “Magick without rituals.” Which is technically correct, but not particularly illuminating. Kind of like defining pizza as “a hot sandwich without the top slice of bread.”
In practice, direct magick is about three things:
- Commanding the forces you channel with words instead of symbols and intents. Words are more flexible and precise.
- Directly experiencing magick yourself at least occasionally, without channeling an external force, which lets you see how your magick works under the hood and develop better techniques.
- Improving your skills by reasoning through your techniques, rather than repetitive practice. So you can learn faster.
I’ll explain each of those in its own post, then go into details of how to do it, with exercises for you to use. You’ll get a new post in this series most Thursdays for a few months, probably.
First post coming tomorrow (Friday).Other posts in this series:
- The 3 Defining Aspects of Direct Magick (January 19, 2012)
- Commanding Forces with Words (January 20, 2012)
- Experiencing Magick Consciously (January 28, 2012)