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Basic Magick

Basic Magick

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 Basick Magick1
 Your Path to Self Knowledge and Power
Edited with Introductions by Fra. Petros Xristos Magister© 2007 Mountain Center Pubs.1533 E. Lupine Ave.Phoenix AZ 85020-1208$11.66Phone 602-678-0644
 Basick Magick2
CONTENTS1 What is Magick?32 Teacher and Student63 General Practice Guidelines94 Keeping a Magickal Journal115 A Balanced Path126 Powers of the Sphinx147 Emerald Tablet of Hermes158 Elements, Gunas, Tattvas169 Purification: Pentagram & Hexagram1910 Middle pillar: Bringing down the Light2111 Fourfold Daily Adorations of the Sun2312 Adoration to the Source of the Universe2513 Tree of Life Ritual2614 Magickal Tools3015 Basic Group Circle Ritual3216 Consecration Ritual3617 Candle Magick4418 Color Magick4519 Oil and Essence Magick4620 Crystal Magick4921 Our Plant Allies5422 Astrology5723 Numerology6424 Tarot6525 Qabalah7026 Runes7827 Shamanism: the Oldest Magick8128 Kundalini: Magick Serpent Power8429 Holidays: The Wheel of the Year8730 Gods of Our Folk102  Appendix: History of Mountain Temple121Selected Bibliography128
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1. Introduction: What is Magick?
 by Petros Xristos
“Magick is the Highest, most Absolute, and most Divine Knowledge of Natural  Philosophy, advanced in its works and wonderful operations by a right understanding of the inward and outward hidden virtue of things; so that true Agents being applied to proper Subjects, strange and admirable effects will thereby be produced.” 
– from
The Goetia
.Magick is spiritual force in action.It is an
, a
, and a
.It is an
, meaning there is a lot of room for individual creativity; it is a
, meaning that there are certain consistent, established principles which we can benefit from studying; and it is a
, requiring hands-on applicationand practice.Magick is the art, science, and craft of changing your consciousness and your world to better reflect what you really want.Magick is based on the idea that everything in the world around youreflects your inner consciousness. As you change your consciousness you change your world.Magick is a lifestyle and a path, it is
an organization, although variousorganizations exist to help magicians in their learning. Your only commitmentever is to your higher self and your spiritual development. Magick is anindividualistic pursuit, though it can be practiced very effectively in groups too.Often, small groups or even one-on-one mentorship is the best way to learn andpractice your craft, without the social pressures of a large group.Spirituality can be practiced without magick, in which case it is usually known as prayer or meditation and has no deliberate outward force. Magick can be practiced without spirituality, and this is generally known as
low magick
in the generic sense, where force is projected outward in spells andincantations in order to accomplish some simple mundane goal (love, money,

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