Trust Your Experiences, Not My Words

by Mike Sententia on May 27, 2012

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This is part of the introduction to my book.

When I read someone’s model of magick, I always wonder how much of it is really out there, and how much of it is just their way of explaining their experiences. Are they really putting their intent into that energy, or is that just what they consciously think about as they do their magick? When you see an Enochian angel, are you seeing the angel’s actual form, or just an image projected into your mind by a spirit with no physical form at all? And so on.

Even if someone tells me that they really see these things, I still wonder how much of that “seeing” is their imagination. It’s incredibly hard to separate actual experiences from your expectations projected onto the outside world, and I’ve gotten it wrong myself. So, no matter how confident a person seems, I always want to see it for myself and make up my own mind.

And so, throughout this book, I’ll walk you through the techniques and experiments that make me confident in my model, so you can see for yourself and make up your own mind.

But, you can learn a lot faster if you already know the answers. So, for now, treat this as a hypothetical model that produces some useful results, learn the basics, and trust that I’ll show you how to see everything for yourself in the coming chapters.

This post is dedicated to Ananael, whose questions have made me better at explaining direct magick.

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f3n1x_hvn732 May 28, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Well your model is good but is incomplete (well anybody said it was in first place). It not consider ghosts, apparitions, and psychokinesis.

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Mike Sententia May 28, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Thanks, I’m glad you like my model.

Those things aren’t part of my model because they’re not part of my experience. But I think they’d be great things for you to talk about on your own blog.

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