Today I know that the magic wand was very innocent. The real cause was theone-sided magical exercises which I practiced for a few months prior to theincident. Like any beginner I focused on those exercises which appealed to meparticularly and neglected others. I overdid
asceticismand I tried to strengthen mywill-power by all kinds of methods.In this manner I created a reservoir of power which had to discharge itself eventuallybecause I did not assign a task to that power-reservoir. Any power which is transformedby will-power exercises has to be consciously associated with a quality, a name or ameaning if you want to have control over this power. Otherwise this power or energy willautomatically connect with a part of the so called unconscious and then worksindependently, mostly against us, or it can also be misused by entities.This is an important law in practical magic. From this can be deduced: Every quality,idea or goal towards which we are striving will soon join up with a force so that it canmanifest itself. This force will be extracted from us unless we do not consciously createhis force by will-power exercises or do not have control over the idea.
Most beginners are disregarding this fact or are not aware of it yet. However,magical exercises are not a game. It wouldn’t occur to anybody to play aroundwith the bare fingers with a high voltage power-line. But when it comes to magic,many believe they can visualize and meditate on what ever they like althoughvery dangerous powers can be contacted.This is also the reason why many students give up practicing after a few monthsor they are forced to do so by tragic fate. The divine providence, in this manner prevents damages that sooner or later can occur to spirit and soul.The right way therefore is to practice and strive with spirit, soul and body equally,and create an elemental equilibrium on each level. The best instructions aregiven in the book: “Initiation into Hermetics” by Franz Bardon. Whoever works onhis or her occult perfection has to observe the law of the interaction betweenforce (power) and might (quality). He or she should these might’s (qualities) andforces (quantities), which are automatically created and are released by themagical exercises and then ban and capture them consciously with a gesture(mudra), a ritual, or a seal. Or he or she should bind these might’s and forces(quantities and qualities) with a clearly outlined quality or attribute. He or shethen creates magical aids without any special effort, which will serve him or her well on the path. The usual side effects which every practitioner experiencesduring his or her apprenticeship will eventually wear off.(note by the translator: This part of this article first appeared in the Germanesoteric magazine “Anubis – Zeitschrift fuer praktische Magie und Psychonautik)# 10, December 1988.The last paragraph that follows was added by Emil Stejnar when he republishedthis article in his book: “Die vier Elemente – Der geheime Schluessel zur geistigen Macht. (Ibera Publisher-Vienna)