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A reader having a crisis of faith writes:
How come a renowned Hermetic adept [Franz Bardon] couldn’t manage a willful escape from the prison to save his holy physical self? What went wrong…
And what about the death of Donald Michael Kraig, who wrote a classic on Modern Magick, how could he tolerated those pancreatic cancer cells inhabiting his own body which ultimately led to his death? Why not just blast them off with beaming photons of divine light?
They were just two cases in the history of the occult not to mention the not-so-popular ones. Please, please, please I really need some down-to-earth explanation(s) on this matter. Thank you very much!
There’s a difference between saying magick isn’t real vs magick doesn’t work the way you think it does.
Magick is real. But, dear reader who posed those questions, magick doesn’t work the way you think it does.
Magick creates luck, not impossibilities. It might help you stay out of jail, but once you’re locked up, it won’t teleport you to freedom.
And I now know a great deal about healing techniques for cancer. It’s deeply complex. Could we someday develop healing techniques that, combined with Western medicine, produce good results? I think we can. But we’ll have to figure out those techniques — my unconscious mind doesn’t know them already, and I doubt anyone else’s does either. Until then, when you visualize divine light, your unconscious will say, “I see that you want me to heal this, but I don’t know how to do that. Sorry.”
So, dear reader, you’re actually doing well. You’re noticing events that refute your understanding of the world, which is harder than we realize.
The next step is to give that refutation the correct scope: Magick is real. But it doesn’t work the way you thought. It doesn’t give form to everything we visualize.
And after that, you can start exploring how magick actually operates, which will let you build new techniques that just might, one day, let us do the things you dream of.If you liked this post, consider visiting my current blog at mikesententia.com.