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This is part of An Initiation into Direct Magick – Book 1.
Let’s see how all those pieces work together.
(Each scenario is an example of how that magick might work. Any particular act of magick may operate differently.)
A man goes to a Reiki healer. She listens, calms him, and channels energy. His pain decreases for a few days.
What happens when she channels that energy?
First, she gets herself into a mindset for energy healing. This engages the parts of her mind that drive magick (her ethereal muscles). Getting into that mindset might involve visualization, meditation, physical gestures, or something else.
Her ethereal muscles contact the force she channels. She first connected to it during her attunement, and now connects to it whenever she does healing sessions. She calls that force The Universe. In Direct Magick, we call it ethereal software.
She connects the software to her client. It figures out the energy signatures to reduce inflammation and increase cellular growth, and sends him that energy.
A woman does a ritual to find a better job, then sends out her resume. A few days later, her interviewer happens to be in a good mood, and she gets hired.
What happened between her ritual and her lucky interview?
As with the energy healing, she starts by getting herself into a mindset for magick, which engages her ethereal muscles. They contact her ethereal software. During the ritual, she focuses on her intent, sending it to the ethereal software.
The ethereal software first connected to her during an initiation into a ritual order. Her mentor didn’t name the force, and she hasn’t either, but she feels its vastness whenever she does magick.
At her interview, the software sends her interviewer energy to shift his brain activity into a happier state. It also guides her, giving her a warm tingle when she’s about to say something good, and a pressure when she’s about to make a mistake. She sometimes misses a warning, but combined with her own common sense, it helps steer her away from trouble.
A man is about to cross the street, but feels a tingling in his head, like a hundred people staring at him. He pauses as a car runs the red light, almost hitting him.
Where did that warning come from?
The man says that sometimes, the Universe just has something to tell him. We agree with him, but in Direct Magick, we call that force ethereal software.
Sometimes, he asks a question, engaging his ethereal muscles to contact the ethereal software. But warnings are different. If he knew he needed a warning, well, he wouldn’t need it. Instead, the software sends him energy, creating sensations that get his attention.
His mother got these warnings, too. She got the ethereal software from her aunt, and passed it along to him. She never said, “Ethereal software, please protect my son,” but it read her thoughts and knew what she wanted. Some day, he’ll probably pass it along to his children, too.
That’s how most magick works:
- The mage engages the parts of their mind that drive magick (their ethereal muscles).
- They contacts the forces they channel (their ethereal software).
- They send out their intent.
- The force provides energy, luck, warnings, or other aid.
Does magick sometimes work in other ways? Sure. Some magick involves spirits. Other magick comes entirely from ethereal muscles, with no outside forces. And there are more options, too.
But if you followed these examples, you’ve grasped the terms and concepts of Direct Magick.
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