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Direct magick is useful for more than just altering the physical world.
I focus on altering the physical world when first explaining direct magick to new friends. Otherwise, some people think direct magick is about altering my subjective perception of reality.
But direct mages also consciously alter non-physical reality*.
*Thanks to Kristen for pointing it out.
There are two kinds of non-physical reality:
- The Mind: Thoughts, Consciousness, Personality
- Magickal Reality
Altering the Mind
We all have kaleidoscopic selves. Many personalities, formed at different periods in our lives, that come together differently in each situation to cooperate or fight over what we do. The Resistance that Seth Godin talks about. Havi Brooks’s Monsters.
For the past 6 months, I’ve been using magick on my brain to connect the unhealthy fragments to my conscious mind. It adjusts their worldview and expectations my adult worldview, freeing me of fears and worries that only made sense as a child.
My girlfriend told me that it was like living with another person. The effect helped me leave my job to pursue magick.
But the result is similar to the personal growth, True Will type “magick.” So I wouldn’t use it as an example when talking with new friends.
Altering Magickal Reality
Spirits are like people born without bodies. Some understand magick deeply. They can teach you a lot.
Communicating well starts with quieting your thoughts, so you can listen to what the spirit is saying, rather than what you expect him to say. That only requires meditation.
But with better technique, you can communicate more clearly. Ask more specific questions. Read emotional connotations in the answer. Read specific words, rather than interpreting images or impressions.
Spirits will talk more freely with someone who communicates clearly. Because it’s easier for the spirit. Because it shows you’re skilled. Because they know you will get the details they send.
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