Magician or Mystic? Seriously.
I have previously made a pretty big deal about the distinctions between magic and mysticism. Much of this todo was about seeing myself as more of a magician than a mystic, or something along those lines. It’s hard to be sure at this early stage, but I may have changed my mind a […]
Magic & Magic Words: Misunderstanding the Mechanism
For most of the planet’s first-world population, I think it’s fair to say the very idea of magic as presented on this blog is absurd. There is no such thing; it’s all fantasy and self-delusion, ad infinitum. This view of magic on the part of mainstream society is granted. Even many people who engage habitually […]
Magic and Miracles. What Truly is Possible with Magic?
Discussion over what magic does and does not make possible are numerous and ongoing. Such conversations range from intriguing and troubling to humorous and ludicrous. I recoil at notions of magic as only a catalyst for changes in consciousness. Forgive me for ignoring the follow through argument that consciousness is the creator of all else, […]
Improving Early Results with Magic
Some people take to magic like a goblin in a cave or a fish to water, while other are befuddled and confounded in the early days. There are many reasons for this and an entire book might be written solely on the topic of how to assess and improve results during your first year of […]
Tools Not Rules
I am an undisciplined plinker. You wouldn’t know this reading my books or posts, wherein I often come across like a stickler for the rules. I do tend to get hung up on procedure sometimes in my own work, which is counter to my view of magic primarily as my art. It is what it […]
Magical Intention: How Specific?
Different schools of thought on intent This is a fairly challenging topic to blog about because it is heavily nuanced. There might even be a paradox, but whether or not I manage to draw that out in this post remains to be seen. down to the last detail In this age of increasing spiritual awareness, […]
Can You Really Study and Practice Magic?
It’s a common enough question some normal person might ask a weirdo like me. Maybe it’s dripping with incredulity, or it could be simple and honest curiosity. There are often two questions embedded in the asking, and these are: The Answer to Both Questions Is it Real? Of course “it’s real” and actually this is […]
On Secrecy and Worthiness (the short version)
The mechanics of magic are not a secret. They’ve been easily accessible for over a century to the extent that basic magic should be common knowledge to everyone. On that note I make such info freely available here in hopes of increasing the magical population on the planet. Discard the notion of worthiness vs. unworthy […]
Practical Definition of Magic
I have static pages for what magic is in the broad sense, along with what magic isn’t, just to be thorough. I even have a sticky post entitled brief explanation of magic. These are all very short articles, and you probably should review them but for those who are only here for meat, with no […]
Brief Explanation of Magic
Here is a short and simplified definition of magic as it pertains to this site and the lessons herein, along with quick commentary on a few essential terms. Magic is, prior to specific definitioins, a threefold thing: More precisely, the phenomenon of magic is any combination of natural, paranormal, causal forces that instigate, preserve, and fulfill […]