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Today, I want to explore why people learn magick. Partly because it will be useful as I plan to magick business and career, and partly because I have writers block and this is the only thing that I seem able to put on paper.
I think there are three reasons, though I might find more as I write this. But the three reasons are power, curiosity, and the feeling of doing magick.
Use magick for wealth, love, sex, etc. We’ve all seen these questions.
Can you use magick that way? Sure. Is it a smart path, if that’s what you want? No. There a lot of easier ways to achieve those goals, and anyone doing magick for material success probably won’t stick with it long enough to get to the good stuff.
Interesting question: Is there a path that will convert some power-seeking novices into people on these other paths? I don’t know, but I’d like your thoughts.
This was my main motivation for years. I could feel all this magical stuff — energy, spirits, and so on — and wanted to understand it. We’ve talked about this a lot, and you can find more about it on my front page.
The Feel of Magick
This is a new idea for me: That people practice magick because it makes them feel awe, a connection with the divine, or something along those lines. This relates to the Enochian work I did recently.
As a teen, I would sometimes get my energy drained by a spirit. My mental muscles would stop working for a day, and I would feel mentally slow. I remember thinking that this must be what it’s like for everyone who doesn’t do magick, and how glad I was that I had magick in my life. A different feeling, but the same sort of idea.
Of course, now, I realize that the mental slowness was a result of being drained, not a result of my mental muscles shutting down temporarily.
This, I think, is something that direct magick lacks. I don’t feel awe when I do magick. I feel interested, intrigued, skilled and proud of it, or something similar, but when I felt the awe from the Enochian angel, I recognized what was going on, and felt a bit tricked.
And so, I’m going to start a new project: Using direct magick to inspire different emotions, in myself and others. Kind of like drugs, in that the energy directly produces the feeling, rather than causing the feeling organically through experience.
What can you do with that? A few things come to mind:
- You can do it on yourself, and feel awesome. I bet it would have lots of fun applications in intimacy and sex, too. (With informed, consenting partners.)
- At a high level of skill, it’s a good way to demonstrate magick: It’s immediate, fun, and non-threatening. Not the kind of thing that would convince an aggressive skeptic, but the kind of thing you could show to someone who’s undecided and get them over that hump.
- Yes, you could use it immorally: Inspire awe and someone while telling them to sign a business deal, or go home with you, or do something else they wouldn’t normally do. Anything powerful enough to be useful is powerful enough to be abused. Thoughts on this, or in how to prevent it?
Once I work out the details, I’ll probably program this into the ethereal software I’m making. Someone new to the style would only be able to trigger emotions in themselves — it would be a cool toy to feel good, rather than a powerful tool to influence people, but that might be enough to get the people in it for power to become interested in learning more. And, as you get to higher levels (which requires some enlightenment work), you would be able to use it more generally.
A closing note: I realized about midway through writing this that manifesting was guiding me to these ideas. There were several times where I wanted to take a break, and got an impulse from manifesting to keep going.
A few weeks ago, I set up my manifesting to always be on, and always guide me to things that are important for me. Essentially, I made myself psychic*. I’m thinking that today was a manifesting-induced writers block, until I got on the topic that wanted me to write about.
*Psychic = Having manifesting that’s always on. That’s really all it is.
I’ll write more about how to become psychic like this soon, too.
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