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One of the hardest things in exploring how magick actually works is remembering the difference between “This is what I believe now” and “This is what I’m certain is true.” Keeping those straight, and a bunch of similar skills, makes up the art of rationality.
Less Wrong is one of my favorite blogs. It’s devoted to rationality, not magick, but a lot of ideas carry over. The scoping idea (magick::energy) came from there, for example.
Yesterday, I read this post on using curiosity as a tool. It’s a great introduction to Less Wrong, and has some useful ideas and exercises. I also recommend Mysterious Answers to Mysterious Questions, a series about telling real answers from fake ones, which is one of the most important skills for studying magick.
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