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news journal number 2 autumn 2007
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The News Journal of Arcanoriorium college Volume 2, Number 2 Executive and Copy Editor: Res Production and Picture Editor: Isis Solaris
Abracademia is published electronically. ISSN pending. Copyright © 2006 Arcanorium College. Individual art and articles copyright © their respective artists and authors.
What is a magician? by Res ...........3 Editorial Musings Alien Mind materialising a Butterfly-effect , Art by Isis Solaris ............4 Treespirit Montmartre - Paris , Art by Isis Solaris ....... 1 ( frontpage) Experimental Demonology photos + article by John Martiro............ 5 An account of a thorough exploration into Goetic magick. Magic & Media: Or, be careful what you wish for! by Jaq D. Hawkins ..........17 Part one describes the creation process of Jaq’s latest book. Part two will develop this further, dealing with the filming of the book. A new approach to an ancient ritual: Banishing in light of new geometries of space and time by Jonathan Stovall ................20 Bucky Fuller inspired version of a magick circle, based on tetrahedra. My super-physically-intense method of charging sigils without destruction, forgetting, or lusting for results by Jonathan Stovall ............ 21 What it says. One man’s way of casting spells – you may not want to copy him precisely, but you could be inspired by his obsession. How was it for you? Effectiveness in Magickal operations by Jon Sharp .......... 23 Jon follows an ethos of work = results. Here, he discusses the criteria for success, and gives a powerful example of how a vision can have real effects. Musing around Virtual Temples photos + article by Ian Rik .......... 28 A full and vivid account of one our student’s trancework experience, with a couple of the comments posted up in reply. ( this writing originally appeared on the Arcanoriumsite as thread ) Financial Wizardry by T. Galdinarde ............ 38 How one student experienced Dave Lee’s Wealth Magick course. The Apophenion- A forthcoming book by Peter J. Carroll ............ 41 Reviewed by Stokastikos The Chancellor has a new book ready to hit the shelves. Here, he tells us about it. Who better? Feedback from previous courses by various students.............. 42 Why Arcanorium College exists.
What is a Magician?
Several of the articles in this issue of Abracademia make statements about magicians. Magicians are creative, are rigorous and hard working, a couple of the writers even say that real magick only works like this... Firstly, I should rephrase that question into e-prime, to satisfy the Chancellor... What does a magician do? What functions does the identity of Magician provide us with? None of the above statements, within the context it appears, should be regarded as ‘wrong’. However as a chaos magician, with a lot of planets in Virgo, and with Mars rising, I feel I must take issue with these statements lest they give the impression to the reader of dogmatic viewpoints. My own two penn’orth therefore follows; Magick and the rational, physical mundane world often get represented as at odds with each other. Hence, Crowley’s rather nice definition of magick as Change in conformity with Will, a tautological circle that can be read in either direction. Either, he means the Will changes as reality changes around it, or, vice versa. Being Crowley I’m sure if I asked him which he meant I’d get a cryptic answer, stretching over a lengthy correspondence or several rites involving drugs and sex galore, but my own answer would be; that because both our individual versions of the physical world, and our individual versions of our Will, are constructs of the mind, they each mirror and cause the Other, so no ultimate start to this ouroboros can exist. My imagination gets stimulated by what lies around in the world, but my doors of perception are open to that which already exists. And, what world I find myself in gets made by the actions of my body, itself a result of my previous actions (and possibly a few of my future actions if quantum physics works as some magicians like to believe). One of the discussion threads at Arcanorium described Magick as the belief system that has no rules, acting as the place where any thoughts can be entertained and considered, before the intellectual process of disposing of useless ideas kicks in. The space where Nothing is True, Everything is Permitted. The hallowed ground of Non-belief. So the chosen identity of Magician acts as a construct within which anything can happen. Another definition of the magician could derive from the etymology of the word, which has been traced to a proto indo European word meaning ‘one who can’, arriving at the same kind of results based interpretation as the previous method. Chaos Magick as results magick therefore gives us a magician who can ‘be’ anything at all; the only common feature of magicians who have progressed along this path manifesting as their success, an ability to consider feasible what others may find inconceivable, and a strong sense of the vagaries of self knowledge, as they explore the arbitrary nature of Reality. Returning to the title question then, a successful magician ‘is’ whatever he/she wishes to believe. An apparently simple trick, which can nevertheless occupy some minds for many years. The path of Chaos Magick has no end, no Ultimate Truth (well, maybe. At times I think it does). Taking this journey through a lifetime of experience gives those who can the starting place, the tools and the proving ground of one’s magick. We hope you get some entertainment, education or even, dare I say, enlightenment and inspiration from some of the accounts of this path provided here. In Chaos! Res Editor of Abracademia Journal Student of Arcanorium College
alien Mind Materialising a Butterfly effect
By isis solaris
a cap. to smoke or perfume the place appointed for action. and other garments for the purpose. also perfumes. photos: John Martiro .the other Magical reQuisites for experiMental deMonology: the other magical requisites are: a sceptre. a mitre. a sword. and a chafing-dish of charcoal kindled to put the fumes on. with all the names written about it which he round the outmost part of the Magical circle. and fair water to wash thyself in. also anointing oil to anoint thy temples and thine eyes with. also a girdle of lion’s skin three inches broad. a long white robe of linen.
I have also a sword.ExPERIMEnTAl DEMOnOlOGy by John Martiro I became interested in Goetia early in my occult studies. space in which to work. but to make unwise wishes can lead quickly to difficulty or disaster when they are guaranteed fulfilment. so that my experiments could be judged rightly. I wear a white linen robe. Excuse my clumsy Hebrew orthography. I lacked equipment. I was young then. a pointed white canvas hat. and a belt of lion’s skin three inches wide with 45 Hebrew names on it. I am a student of these arts and not a teacher. a brazier with coals ready. Before me is a red calf-skin painted with the Hexagram of Solomon. did not produce much of anything interesting or useful. occupying the secret labors of my spare time. It is often not so terrible to be stuck without the right tools. despite my most earnest wishes. I hope that this writing will help some of you avoid my early mistakes and have a clear understanding of the ceremonies. Rather. Considerations I believe the Goetia and all true magical arts ought to be regarded with extreme caution. without exclusion or addition. and required comparatively little effort. The Requisites are part of the pact to which the spirits are bound. or to speak a word incorrectly. Curiosity having overcome me. My experiments at this time. I decided it would be necessary to follow all the rules of the book exactly as written. the Goetia seemed the most fascinating. There is always a wooden tablet with several sheets of paper and a pencil. but eventually the items became available. after reading Kathryn Paulsen’s Complete Book of Magic and Witchcraft and Arthur Waite’s Book of Ceremonial Magic. and an ebony box holding sulphur and asafoetida in the circle along with me. A student would want to first acquire the necessary tools. and the liberty to operate without supervision. but the Goetia still held my interest. covered in a white linen cloth. and around my neck is a medallion bearing the spirit’s seal in its proper metal with the pentacle of Solomon on the reverse side. and had difficulty satisfying most requisites of the system. they could be described as a string of total failures. So I continued with other occult studies and experiments. It promised spectacular rewards without a tremendous amount of previous knowledge. or to perform the ceremony badly. I copied the text into a small journal. Of all the works therein. I found this to be difficult only on account of my initial poverty. On my hand is a gold ring inscribed with three more names. a chain. leaving a blank page for each spirit with its seal and office at the top. and are necessary for that reason .
joy. and I think these are more problematic than failure to manifest apparitions in your basement. is to be deprived of some part of the system and the powers it can offer. Say for example you conjure a spirit to make someone fall in love with you. No amount of any work will make Goetia “easier. I mean to say that if you do not have the Requisites. The secret of Goetia lies in the creation and maintenance of pacts (or covenants. Getting them to do anything for you or to even let you know they heard you is another matter. but his nation was beset all around by pagans and their gods. Solomon’s reign. is tentatively dated 9th century BC. I am fairly confident that anyone can attract the attention of these or other spirits simply by requesting such a thing. the spirit may do just what you wanted but everything will very quickly run afoul. Having the requisites keeps this sort of thing from happening.. and knowledge of events when your desires run contrary to circumstance. but there’s no telling what sources or how old they may have been. and place. There is definitely the potential to abuse the system for questionable purposes or useless gains. and that gave him the right to make such a one-sided offer. The Moon is always waxing and on an even-numbered day. measured from the first visible appearance of the moon. Ordinarily pacts are secured by gifts and mutual arrangement of terms. Solomon could have wiped them out utterly or put their shrines to ruin. All early manuscript editions appear in English. but do they come when you call?” as someone (Shakespeare?) said.” there are no disciplines or techniques beyond those described in the text. On the other hand you can get into a lot of trouble from obtaining lovers. Without compelling the spirit to serve. I take into account the phase of the Moon to determine when to do the conjuration. The rank of the spirit determines the time of day for the conjuration. To be without one of them. no gain for small loss. Solomon had the power to threaten them in this way. specifically the Names. from which we have not the slightest scrap of evidence that it ever existed at all. and the astrological data given in the Lemegeton confirm this date for England. When you see “cock’s blood” as an ingredient. by the Goetia or some other effective measures. if you prefer) between the spirits and the magician.. a night at a casino would do far worse for you in terms of time and money spent. is given as the date of the text. Obviously the present editions of Lemegeton are derived from a 17th century text copied from an older source. and reference to books about demon-conjuring attributed to Solomon can be found in 7th century. not tree sap. There are no mythic secret disciplines that were somehow left-out until the Theosophists and other New Age types decided to add them. all of it has a function. “Sure you can call demons. be it the robe or the names or the proper day of working.aside from their functions in the ritual itself. The tools. are employed to actually conjure the spirits and make them do as you say even if they don’t want to do it. and their gods would have been “deprived of office.” but instead they were made to submit to the Vessel and its terms. it means the blood of a rooster. without any sort of ceremony whatsoever. . The case of the Brazen Vessel. Solomon had more wealth and power than any man who had ever lived. March 10th 1641. and without any hassle for you. nothing beyond the actions and tools described in the text itself. Reference to Solomon’s magic date to at least the 3rd century.. There is no mental condition or will-power involved. you may fail. strengths.. There are no purely ceremonial pieces in the ritual. Most of the major occult texts are complete at least in that they can be performed. That isn’t so bad.
Purifications I have a white 10’x10’ rug with the Circle of Solomon on it in red. Gremory for example is used to ensnare the love of virgins and crones. its office (what it can do). Beleth. I shower and get everything ready. Some are a little cryptic. but his website (www. the guy in the circle began vomiting profusely and continued . and put on my robe over my ordinary clothes. I unroll this rug and set up four brass candle-stands with white candles in the four pentacles surrounding the circle.” or “makes the dead appear” and these all have entirely different applications. A friend of mine ordered copies of all the manuscripts from the British Museum.esotericarchives. It may be interesting to note that the vesting prayer is probably composed from Hebrew words: Ancor Amacor Amides Theodonias Anitor ANKY (upwards) AMTsOY (from the center) AMYD (prosperous) THUD+NYShA (thanksgiving exalted) ANY+ThUR (I turn) About ten years ago. then the medallion. His edition is mentioned in a footnote to the 1995 Weiser edition. I should just say right now that I do not believe in visualization of any sort for any purpose connected to Magic in any way.to name a few. I use Sloane 2731. but each one has a slightly different focus and these differences are evident in the text. next the ring. The purification ritual itself is rather simple. and I wipe my hands and face with a white linen towel and say the purification psalm. and gold. Occasionally the text will add some cautionary note specific to the individual spirit. Zepar .. and anyone who tells you to skimp out here or anywhere else in the ritual is either making excuses for laziness or is simply not doing Goetia. I do not believe the colors are necessary at all. I consented (after much pleading and despite my reservations) to allow a ceremony to be performed with two observers. At the end of the conjurations. Gremory. on whose behalf the conjuration was being done. Before the purification ritual begins. as with Sitri whose entry says he “flames men with women’s love and women with men’s love. There is no treatment done to the water. Afterwards I wash my face and hands with a basin and pitcher filled with water. but other oils are probably effective also. and during the second conjuration it became extremely cold. our breath is visible on the tape. it helps to take a direct and literal approach to the wording in regard to the spirits’ powers.The Lemegeton says a few things about each spirit: its rank. blue. Reading the text carefully is extremely important in choosing which spirit to conjure. and the other was outside the circle with a video camera. We performed the conjuration in a barn in the summer. Before the ceremony. One was within the circle. It may say “changes the places of the dead. finally the hat. In reading the text.” Now there are several spirits who cause love . as with Asmoday or Andras. The circle is 9 feet across and complete. I anoint my temples and brows with Hyssop oil.Sallos. and I received photocopies from those. First the robe itself. whereas Sitri promotes homosexuality as men become enflamed with the love women have for men. I haven’t seen Peterson’s book. and place the equipment into the circle. the number of its servants. and when I began I was using chalk on a garage floor. I make the incantations for vesting. There is no prescription in the Goetia regarding the nature of the oil of anointing: I use hyssop oil since it is included in the purification psalm.. and its seal. then the belt.” or “moves the dead.com) is worth viewing if you want to shop for occult books.
for five full minutes.” I use lost-wax castings for the seals. The mercury for the seals of the Presidents is combined with sulphur (Mercury sulfide). read in order of drawing the connected points of the star. leading me to believe it is actually safer outside the circle since it leaves you ignored. but I do not write the name of the spirit around the seal. It may interest students to know that the words around the pentacle. who swallows the terrible torture of slander. After detaching the rug lining. Some of these are very thin and delicate: it would definitely be worthwhile to attach them to leather or sturdy cloth. I sliced it into several three-inch-wide strips running from head to tail. and tend to be about as long nose to tail as the circle’s diameter. It is hazardous but stable when completed. These are the verses in Artem Novem concerning the figures and the names around the circle. and embroidery on these is beyond my present capacity. This was once called cinnabar. except as a way to draw the seals and give them a “neat” appearance. The seal has an edge and it is circular. and have not attempted anything similar since then. I used India ink and Hebrew letters. I do however make sure to have the ring on hand and at the ready for that “noxious breath. but modern cinnabar is a lacquer from resins and real cinnabar is difficult to obtain except in small figures. The cameraman was unaffected. solar imagery in general. are probably derived from Hebrew roots: Abdya Bellator Halliza Bellony Halliya Soluzen ABD + YH (dead god) BLO + MY (who swallow) HLYZ (slander) BLHH + OUNH (terrible torture) OLYYH (rise up) SLUMN (Solomon) “Dead god. I do not believe that the double-circles around the seals (like the ones in Crowley’s edition) add anything at all to the ritual (or detract from it). Lions have been traditionally associated with the throne of Solomon. Others are very robust. and I made a metal belt clasp for it. It was a male lion from Ethiopia with a black mane. I attribute lack of results to failure in the procedure or the equipment. . I make the prayers described for entering the circle. and he was disoriented and swaying on his feet. I gave the License to Depart (I wonder if he would have died of nausea had it not been given). I bought a rug on EBay for $3000 and sold the head for $1200 to defray the costs.” Consecrations As instructed in the text. It left a massive pile of glop on the ground. rise up for Solomon.
. and engraved the words on it. I used a leather belt with steel studs and clasps. The Pentacle is also used on the back of the spirit’s seal. I added the flawless/colorless diamond later as an additional stylistic touch. and deciding it would be nice to have something of superior quality. It may be of interest to know that there is an artefact called the Magic Belt of Poland that is made from lion’s skin. I cast the gold ring (18k gold is 75% gold and 25% silver) about four years ago after obtaining the casting equipment. I decided that this option left me without some necessary protection. I found one with a round flat top. The Pentacle is made in gold or silver and is to be worn as a pendant. Originally I used a silver ring. but after Furcas took control over the sound of my voice. for unknown reasons. dated 15th century. and I encourage anyone interested to start in the same fashion: get by “on the cheap” until conjuring produces observable rewards. It can be used alone following the invocation in Book 5 of the Lemegeton after the initial conjuration and binding of the spirit into a Brazen Vessel. since at the time I sold silver rings and semiprecious beads. with the names on golden plates. Another of the side-effects of lacking the belt was that I would get insatiably hungry immediately afterward. in the same material as the seal itself.Prior to the lion belt. The silver ring was fine for years though.
embroidery. and women with mens’ love. and others teach the same or similar things. but I believe it to be a great leap further than anyone else of the last 300 years. clearly. clarified only by experience. I enjoy making the tools and getting everything done in the proper traditional way. I have not been completely successful in either task. just some white linen cloth with a hole cut in it for your head. has no practical relationship to the Lemegeton. to mark the triangle. Before conjuring. To ask Foras about herbs and minerals is within his office. asking questions especially.. Of the ones who are attributed the ability to tell things past. and to your satisfaction. Aside from anything gained from conjuration. These are ideal conditions. and the Hebrew language. Foras is specifically interested in courting the attention of physicians for his expertise in herbs and minerals. is to make him homosexual. To enflame a man with woman’s love. but also to maintain clarity and to have an idea of what you are doing and who is doing it for you. The “greater” Key of Solomon. and ask how it operates and how it would work with my goals. . It’s just a convenience to use that as a guide in discussing things. Conjurations Part of my own work has been to make clear the precise powers and identities of the spirits. sewing. so is a 20’x20’ room with a 20’ ceiling like I have here. For example Sitri “enflameth men with women’s love. If necessary. with its numerous consecration procedures. before making any sort of commands. but ask him about medical science in general is beyond his office and in that subject he can deceive you with impunity. and introduces the demands in such a way as to ensure that the spirit knows why I would ask it to perform a particular service. Some spirits “make a man knowing” in various things. I describe to the spirit what is said of its power.” At least at the time of writing. if you want to do it. chalk on the garage floor works just fine. and future. or an enormous cavern out in the desert. The wording of the grimoire is very direct and often people mistake its meaning. I believe it is important to maintain authority. You don’t need a fancy colored rug for the circle. “women’s love” is toward men and “men’s love” is toward women. and he must answer you truthfully. Many of the spirits have an authority that exceeds the limits of their offices under the Goetia system or covenant. I ask for the pronunciation and meaning of the names of the spirits. fully. present. Where possible. I usually make a list of the powers of the spirit and possible applications for them on the sheets of paper kept within the circle. These are different effects. in the context of the grimoire. and have had many surprises. it introduced me to the techniques of metalwork. You don’t need a custom tailored robe with white lilies embroidered on the hem. the paper is used in the bindings.. Any sword or rod will fulfil the functions required: to hang the box from its chain over the brazier.” but there are certain required tools and a resourceful person can obtain them. not the only ones possible. and to pass items out of the circle without stepping beyond it. I ask how their intervention will affect my life. Make the seals from beaten copper pipes and fishing weights if you need. I make an effort to discuss all matters with the spirits. I know from experience you can do it with zero money and zero free time/space. This doesn’t have to be a “rich man’s game. or a desolate beach etc.The “full regalia” is certainly the ideal working condition. For example.
There is little to be said of the incantations except maybe to explain some of the more obscure references: Baralamensis BA+RAH+LAMON+SS (Come. The spirits in Goetia do not have correspondences to anything other than the attribution of planets to their metal seals. below. affirming the power of God. Ignis. and tend to be used as a substitute for Goetia by people who are too scared or too ashamed to admit they like the idea of conjuring demons. particularly the mythic home of the damned FIAT is Flatus. When the spirit appears. I use Benzoin for incense. I can say with confidence that I’m not in any position to lead the witness. “You are said to betray treasures. the spirit is open to communication and afterwards use the License to Depart. Following it is the constraint. I say. displaying the Seal of Solomon. In this case the Pentacle alone is needed for making requests of the spirit. Terra: the four elements Biblical Names: common terms referring to God Helioren (H+LOR+OUNH) the forever term: the Eternal Primeumaton: (PRY-MOM-ADNY) “reward from God” Adonay (Lord) Prerai (PRY-AY) “profit not” Tetragrammaton (YHVH) Anaphaxaton (ANP-Ash-ADNY) “the fiery wrath of God” Inessenfatoall (NShNH-PThUL) “probed and twisted” Pathumaton. according to my interest . it is necessary to give the Address to the Spirit. Aquae. behold the rejoicing) Baldachiensis BLDR+ChY+NShH (an emissary of life demands forgotten debt payment) Paumachia POM+ChYH (the living pulse) Apologia Sedes probably refers to the office and position of Apollyon Tartarean Abode is the underworld. The popular Shem-Ha-Mephorash names and their applications are for the most part new age Hoo-Hah. Reveal to me a treasure worth millions of dollars. At the Address. I describe the office to which it is bound. The figure at the bottom angle of the Seal of Solomon is probably QDSh or “Holy.As far as “spoonfeeding” answers. At this time the spirit may not appear in its conversational form. The seal on the .” and the spirit describes such a thing. in a place accessible to me. the spirit should cease all of this and assume its humbled form.one of the more important commands The second conjuration recalls Biblical scenes and related lore. or may not appear at all but instead provide a show of its presence. after which the spirit should appear. and the things I desire from that position. but the text does not specify in this matter and you could use something else too. but I expect (and receive) answers that exceed anything I could have suggested myself. so that it will be readily available at a later date. After giving the Welcome. If it does not. there are condemnations. My influence over the answer is minimal.” It is possible to conjure the spirit into a Brazen Vessel instead of using the triangle. During this invocation there are sometimes unusual occurrences in the conjuring area. and (Pth-TUMAH) “be defiled to dust” Itemon (Y-TMN) “invisible hand” Adonai Zebaot (The Lord of Hosts) Adonai Amioran (The Speech of the Lord) Persist Therein Unto the End. They are not the Quinances of the Zodiac nor the cards of the Tarot nor anything else but their own asymmetrical system.
In the box are its seal drawn on paper. The names and sigils used have no inherent power to dominate spirits. a metal pot on a metal base with coals in it. . I obtained the requested power.Brazen Vessel is what came to be known in Alchemy as the Emblem of the Argent Elixir. First a fire is made in a small brazier. This is one distinction between the true art and modified forms. and asafoetida. Welcomed. Chains. The triangle is not necessary for conjuring the spirit. When the condemnation is complete. and the words around the vessel are as follows: “Ararita: Spirits of the dead gods. Next a small box is wrapped in chain and dangled over the fire from the blade of the sword or from the rod while the Chain Curse is recited. sulphur. as they are commanded to do.. the righteousness of God gives you to the darkness of the womb. The conjuration of the Fire is made. They are punished with Fire. In calling Furcas the triangle was initially in the wrong place. but have actually been bound and sealed away. At the time I also did not use the belt and my robe was cotton. I can say with certainty that the astrological/elemental divisions given by Crowley and those after him are simply not applicable. whether to the terms of conjuration or in the execution of the tasks you demand. go on the curses. but overall they seem to be in groups of 18.” It should be noted that the spirits appear visibly and speak audibly. If it is not. It would be convenient to begin with Bael in the east and use that for the 17 spirits after him. which imitates the smell of lion’s dung when burned but is otherwise reminiscent of celery. Asafoetida has uses in curries and medicines (as a coagulant) and can be purchased without arousing suspicion. but it is necessary for forcing it into action against its will. for the pleasure of the Man of God. when required this one is usually sufficient. but the spirit’s voice was spoken in place of my own for the time. they are subject to penalty. While the curses themselves are rarely necessary. then use South for the next 18 and so forth. Unfortunately it doesn’t work that way at all. and finally given License to Depart. and Darkness: the general condition of the damned. The only way to learn it is to do it and try to make a best guess. The placement of the Triangle is apparently a matter of experience and is further demonstration of the asymmetry of the Goetia. which turns all things to silver. Condemnations If the spirits are disobedient. the spirit will appear. Sulphur may be ordered from chemical suppliers or as part of chemistry sets. and these days I am more cautious all around. another being the amount of security afforded both during the ritual and in the execution of the commands. after which it may be Addressed. proceed to the Curse of Darkness. If this is not sufficient. with Paimon in the West and several others listed out of what would be a convenient arrangement. It may be that they are not being disobedient. This is a difficult process as it is not clear which spirits are responsible to which of the keepers.. In this case it is necessary to call the King or warden in charge of that spirit. binding the spirit to be shut out from all light and deprived of its office and place as you drop its box into the fire. but these have been subjugated and bound to the names and figures: they are liable for failure so long as you have met the required terms.
When I conjured Agares (pronounced Agaross) to produce an earthquake. and have done many other things with both personal and public value. To say I am sceptical of the whole thing is putting it mildly. revealed to me the location of a gold vein. I have often found people claim that they use the precise tradition and then go on about their LBRP or how they merely imagine the circle. I like to think that my work is actually worth something in a wider sense than my own gratification would alone require. including Crowley. At this point I’m still more or less trying to understand exactly what sort of impact it can make in the world. and I don’t want to be led around by political bandwagons. Authenticity in any magic is demonstrated by results after the fact. and Furcas allowed me to win arguments even when I knew my position to be absurd. despite whatever obstacles appear to thwart them. furthered the cause of medicine and technology. predicted terrestrial and celestial events. but there are goals that are counter-productive and that is why I advise caution. or from whose experiences I might learn. I set out to apply it toward what I consider the improvement of the world as well as myself. The spirits serve your desires and it’s a certainty that some of those desires are “mundane”. or magic generally. a new fault opened with 116 quakes over a two day period. as a shortcut to money and power for the inept and impoverished. drugs. My understanding of the way this system works has been pieced together from hindsight over the last ten years or so. My Seal of Barbatos has never failed to intimidate even fierce dogs.Conclusions I have never met anyone who had taken up this art in its original form. using a scientific method. except those who did so at my suggestion. leaving me the tentative conclusion that the spirits are reliable despite the two deaths and 40 damaged buildings resulting from the tremor. It became apparent that to study Goetia I would have to do Goetia. but sometimes my intentions still go awry and my goals are still shallow. but they appear to use your imagination and run with it rather than having you stand and wait for the spirit to make the first move. mind you: miracles) twice now. . and to hold the results under question. I believe it is important to question the validity of one’s work and to apply tests toward the questions. and in so doing I have become the sole legitimate practitioner of this ancient magical art. all historical personages have made some modifications. whatever that is precisely. etc are used that invite personal interpretation or depend on an active imagination. I do not see Goetia. Scientific experiments in magic have been almost totally focused on statistical results that do not reflect the aims and methods of occult practice. The spirits have assisted in revolutionizing a particular industry. or they use other God-names or a zillion other inconsistencies. and I make every attempt to avoid being petty. no matter what happens during the ceremony or what you believe makes it work. I have always tried to remain specific and daring in my requests. I did not find anyone whose opinions I might ask. I strive to make better choices and recognize what influence is possible without ceasing to exert that influence altogether.5 in a specific place on a specific date. I do see it as a way in which a clever and dedicated person can make good plans actually work. Later. There is no goal too lowly or too lofty. especially in cases where devices. There are times when terrible things need doing. when I requested a 6. With some reservations I must admit that I do not put a heck of a lot of stock into others’ reports of evocations. Having satisfied my curiosity that it works. I have not read of anyone who had done so. it happened exactly as demanded. Foras was unwilling to give me “600 years of healthy mortal life” but has proven itself in saving my life by miracles (not chance. These might have validity (it will be seen in the outcome of the conjuring).
I am the only living person who uses the system in its entirety without the inclusion of irrelevant trinkets like black mirrors. requiring your input in a significant way. lead the way as you please.com/users/imperialarts/ as a matter of public record. not just a sense of accountability.livejournal. Not all conjurations have been reported. and proper tasks of the spirits. there were only speculations in this area. So far as I know. and I have added to the available base of knowledge tremendously. but this is definitely more candid than anything you will find anywhere else. Up until my own writing. but have something to work toward and something to work against. appearances. This means that while other people may have had a valid experience. Join a team. By this I mean to be responsible for something in particular. Whatever values you hold will dictate which is which. specifically in the understanding of their names and of the words used in the magical figures. I have put the spirits to the task and have recorded my work at http://www. . but it’s good to have people. they do not know the actual system from any sort of personal experience.I think a good first task for a practicing magician of any tradition is to assume a position of responsibility. that sets my work apart from all contemporaries. from any time period. visualizations. It was this task. Otherwise you’re just messing around in other people’s business. I have deciphered the names. Even Crowley modified the system and his Goetia edition as well as his career demonstrates the reduction of capabilities in certain among the spirits. a project or goal. and in many cases their origins. take a side. or bornless rituals.
when suddenly a single line of dialogue went through my head. which I had hoped would have much to say to other female magicians. a philosophy that thought outside of political structures. where people were as divisive as the super powers themselves and too few were willing to work together towards a common goal. and it just happened to be the subject I know best. In the sort of musings one indulges in while walking home from the supermarket. where everything I had learned from my years of magical study would be required to maintain a hold in the roller coaster world of media. It is not surprising then. I had no thoughts at that time of returning to my favoured world of fantasy fiction as a writer any time soon. And media is a world where obsession may be necessary to gain the desired result. Or imagine that we do.” Within that line was an entire attitude. The series had taken over my writing for several years. Writers. that a magician’s involvement in an aspect of popular media can work quite naturally within the same rules and parameters that one might work with in an act of magic. I have spent many years heeding the standard advice given to all writers: Write what you know. in many ways becoming part of the author’s inner world in a remote manner. it would be fiction that took me into a new realm of magic. artists. I had finished the last book of my Sprits of the Elements series and had begun work on Women of Power. as the influence of the US and its presidency has an effect on many nations outside of its own. the possibilities for a smooth and successful operation can be far too easy. A marriage of the two can easily result in the magician becoming part of an all-encompassing world that takes over his or her life. But magic comes with a price. In early 2005. I had made no attempt to write fiction for more than a decade. We have no need to have power over our own kind. as my own foray into this realm has shown me. I had also become mildly involved with Pagan activism in response to an election overseas that promised to be detrimental to the general health of the world. Many of my early writings that the world has never seen were in fact fiction. as young as age fourteen. Be careful What you Wish for! By JaQ d haWkins Part One It has long been my observation that the world of magic(k) attracts a lot of creative people. Writing about magic brings a certain satisfaction that can only come from expressing one’s deepest thoughts and experiences in a medium where others might share in those experiences and even learn from them. “We are not like you. musicians and all sorts of creatives have a similar openness to pattern that is necessary for the successful attunement to the patterns of magic. But the reason I became an occult writer was originally because I wanted to be a writer. Ironically. When the magician chooses to use magic. I was contemplating the progression of events in the world around me and how things should be. especially magic that seems to be too easy.Magic and Media: or. But my foray into activism had shown me another world of small factions. and saw into the imaginary hierarchies that allow such social structures to exist by consent of all who participate in supporting . to in some way cause an effect within the world of media. As a writer.
conferences where people dress up as the characters. and became the ruling class. God of obstacles and overcoming them among other things. the works. such groups of Anarchists are few and relatively small. My attempts to do so however. An old wise one among the goblins speaking the words. hence the title “Dance of the Goblins”. and found an alternate reality of its own. I could not help but see that this creation had extensive commercial viability. and the series. in any form. Their spirituality was found in ecstatic dance. so I went to the same shop to get another one as it was usual stock. films. The story of how this came about is one of the more amusing points in the book. and not something I’ll give away to those who may enjoy reading it in context. but only threw some magician characters in to see what they did. and the first glimpse into the world of “Dance of the Goblins” was born. I had bought an incense burner as a gift for someone a year before that would be ideal. It was a statement of a true Anarchist. although I’ve had some spectacular results with Egyptian deities. I had created a world. was meant to blossom. But I had a certainty that the story. the goblins had become the innocent Shamanic people who lived underground living in a peaceful world of Anarchy that works. not in any real danger but among goblins who tormented him for trespassing into their world. By the time I got home and furiously typed out the first chapter. speaking to a human who could not possibly grasp the concept of non-hierarchy. in fact very seldom. No Ganesha was to be found. I don’t always work with deity forms in magic. I hadn’t just written a novel. I’m familiar with the patterns that happen when something is meant to. At the time. I had managed to write about magic without making the mistake I have seen too many occult writers make when trying to write fiction. relatively benign as a contemplative and peaceful god. more dialogue as the goblins played with him. My knowledge of the writing business suggested that the best move would be to find an agent. Considering how many popular fantasy authors use agents. were as humans had always been. But first the story had to get published. and a way to make him forget where he had been and how to get there for the protection of the goblins. My publishers for my occult books didn’t do fiction. I had never been drawn to Hindu deities at all. The city where I live has several shops that would be likely to carry a similar item. And the humans. or not meant to happen. Of course what I didn’t know at the time was that he is also a trickster god. There were no nations of Anarchists that would make this argument against another nation. Too quick to try to destroy that which they don’t understand or can’t control. it was unusual. It was not a matter of rejections so much as every agent in Britain saying they didn’t do genre fiction and refusing to read it. Sequels. and I scoured them all. the goblins were the good guys. I began to contemplate a spell for finding the right agent or publisher when a chance comment on an internet forum brought Ganesha to my attention. It was time to move back into the world of magic to work out how. But Ganesha seemed ideal. In four months I had a completed novel and notes for two sequels. . based on a society I had experienced that organises squat parties on a large scale in London. trying too hard to teach magic through the story. But in the real world. with no result. Best of all. A world outside. They didn’t have one. They quickly took over. Soon this would tie in with a tribal lifestyle that included storytelling as their means of education and entertainment. Even the more unlikely gift shops were checked. In my fantasy story. a human captive. The speaker became a goblin. were unusually obstructive. My writer’s mind slipped into the alternate world of fantasy where I have found much recreation in the imaginary worlds of other writers. As a magician. The creative side of me is well-balanced with the practical (I’m ambi-dextrous). I made no attempt to teach. A scene began building around the dialogue. I planned a ritual and began looking for a small Ganesha icon.these artificial hierarchies. to which he would be returned. which also ties in with the Dance.
I knew he would be there. £175. This was well beyond what I could afford. Five inches high. As it was a Friday night. after popping into a local small grocer to pick up a few things before going home. and having her life completely taken over by a world she never imagined stepping into before. Of course the next day. What did I just say about the next day? To make a long story short. browsed perfunctorily for a few moments and made my way to the cabinet in the back. I realised that a stone icon was going to be ideal.Then. looking for manuscripts. I’m short sighted and have always had trouble with the refraction of glass. but there was something about getting the story out there. I started at the bottom shelf. even on the credit card. I will tell how this series of unlikely connections led to an occult writer transforming into a film producer. knowing with more and more growing certainty that I needed to look closely because he was there somewhere. my eye fell on an overpriced lapidary shop that I would normally avoid. but I had a credit card. and I would find a way to deal with the cost. I went to my social engagement on Saturday and ‘happened to’ sit across a table from someone that I hadn’t met before.£60 which was going to be a hardship. contemplating the cost in the back of my mind as I was rather skint at that moment and the gemstone carvings were far more expensive than I had intended to manage when I had left the house that morning.” At that moment. I worked my way up slowly. Just as I reached the top shelf. Immediately. “Whatever it costs. But I had said it. I almost hesitated. and that made up for it. A chance comment about having just finished this novel led to a conversation that resulted in him publishing my book. I received a very strong feeling that I should forget about the agents and go for a small publisher. Magicians will recognise the process of what happened next. reality and magic all intertwine in a creative twist of fate. I still don’t remember the exact wording I used in my spell with Ganesha. a world where fantasy. As my eye wandered to the top and last shelf. so I had to look very carefully among the clutter of small colourful animal carvings to look for my Ganesha. During the operation. beautiful sparkly Adventurine stone carved into a perfect sitting Ganesha. As I worked my way up the shelves. It’s always the next day… I performed the spell that night. my eye fell on him. Besides. I saw that prices for the small animals averaged £40 . It also happened that he had gone to college with a well-known celebrity who I had envisioned playing a major role in the film version. I had been in there before. the exact phrase that went through my mind was. I went into the shop. A series of coincidences was just beginning. But the story is far from finished there. and the timing was unmistakeable. He was a new publisher. I had a social engagement on Saturday evening. I’ll pay it. I decided that I would enjoy my weekend and start looking for such a publisher on Monday. I received some money in the post that I had forgotten I was expecting to receive sooner or later. . In part 2 of this story. I bought the statue. and knew they had a cabinet with carved stone animals.
You know.rwgrayprojects. malleable. We all know of synergy and the like. His is a truly omnirational. Highest praise goes to Peter Carroll for delving fully into the quagmire of physics known as Cosmology. “structure” for ritual work. but this is usually a quickie. contradictory. we truly “know” about as much about the universe. If appropriate. and hidden forces. usable. confusing. opening this path to all who have less of a capacity to grasp such grandiose concepts. comprehensive approach to modelling reality. air. Thus I have formed a 3D version of a hexagram. as well as psychological concepts. along with the highly personal nature of the workings in magic. especially his geometric interpretation of the fabric of the universe. This structure also holds a cube. or whatever.a neW approach to an ancient ritual: Banishing in light of neW geoMetries of space and tiMe. humans are much better at manipulating things within the universe based on the plethora of knowledge obtained in the last few Millennia. Venturing into the foray of new geometries of space and time. and then I imagine the opposite tetrahedron occurring in the same fashion. for any two interlocking tetrahedra always form the true inner structure that supports the frame of a cube. By discovering the intricacies and nuances of the structure of reality. magical instruments. with a bounding sphere pushing all unwanted energies out of the area. is a major reason the Chaos magical paradigm seems the most sensible. but he also conceived of a geometry based on the tetrahedron and the sphere as the basic units of measure for energy/matter of the universe. circumscribing it.com/synergetics/synergetics. is worth the extreme effort of creative mental gymnastics. I digress. extremely verbose. His relentless work tackling this immense. inferring a star of chaos. I allow this tetrahedron to grow to an appropriate size. the old geocentric figure with a shell of stars surrounding it? However. earth. a 60° omnidirectional coordinate system. I will draw these tetrahedra with my hands. I hold a reverence for the theories of Buckminster Fuller. In my own humble opinion. scientific methods to infuse into traditional methods of ritual. I begin (standing or sitting) by imagining a tetrahedron (point up or down depending on the situation) emanating and expanding from my hara or center. one may more effectively utilize and exploit the universe to bring it more completely under the control of the desire of the magician. guided by the force of will.html It’s lengthy. His work is online at: http://www. complex. This allows for mathematical interpretations and models using the closest packing of spheres.) Also. This adaptability. Jonathan Stovall As a Physicist who also holds a degree in Anthropology. and unforgivably unreadable after a certain point. as one would see on an old woodcarving. and whole rational numbers. Numerous geometric forms can be added as ‘shells’ if necessary. and academically vicious realm heralds the ideas of a true visionary on the verge of a breakthrough. water. I have created a quick banishing/cleansing ritual that I use often. I then imagine a sphere of energy projecting from my center to the edge of the interlocked tetrahedra. but as any work of genius the core principles shine through. Each tetrahedron’s corner can represent a classic element (fire. however. . I tend to look for innovative. there are a total of eight tetrahedron points.
It can even be done inconspicuously. but I have seen excellent work expressed subtly. leaning toward the use of sexual methods. or manifest the structures. and geometry to strengthen your practical magical work. space. I create the sigil in a journal using the established sentence techniques. anywhere. appropriate to the force needed. Being a scientifically minded person. destruction of the sigil is almost always given as a mandate. I wish to share my personal way of transferring this energy which may slightly differ from published methods. waiting to alleviate your burdens of fixed magical rituals and set your will free. This is an ancient topic for some.’ These figures may be as complex as one can imagine. Protect yourself. Also. And above all. or were possibly not even born during its “heyday” (whatever that means). or someone on the other side of the Earth. be flexible in the application of these suggestions. It can be performed anytime. The Death Posture. without overtly drawing attention to one’s self. The only hindrance to this technique is the inability to visualize. The spheres may also be projected to any imaginable location. particularly the interlocking tetrahedra. beaten to death by numerous sources. or eliminating ‘energies. The literature on the subject is vast and detailed. No tools are necessary. My super-physically-Mentally intense Method of charging sigils Without destruction. and at a moment’s notice. yet openly. artists who can convey subconscious signals are masters. Explore your creative mental facilities. or static exhaustion as the main techniques. This can effectively be used as a ‘screen’ for either containing. I am no artist. despite their personal nature. Publishing non-conventional techniques seem to be few and far between. No one need know what you are doing. The effectiveness of this technique seems to stem from the nature of the fundamental geometry itself. I prefer to omit vowels along with repeating . but I’m commenting on behalf of all of us who have new insight to the arena. so this may truly be used as an open hand technique. by Jonathan Stovall I would like to discuss methods for charging sigils. forgetting. or lusting for results. Embrace the cutting edge theories of time.Another option for the ritual is to keep the geometric structures in flux. In my opinion. Perhaps unimagined geometries are residing within you.
Obsidian was one of the first minerals to be used by early humans for razor sharp knives). using each in an order. and I could only laugh at what had transpired.5x11” piece of paper using a marker. and I begin the process by bounding the area to be drawn in by a circle of approx. beautiful enchanter if it suits you. teaching me slyly by using my own conceptions. ground. I stretch my legs/hips more thoroughly for about 30 minutes. or Sleep and change the sigil when intuition strikes.we’re all human. overlaying several at a time. I find solace in what others usually find annoyance or dislike. and mix them to create new shapes out of the synthesis of the old ones. I transfer the sigil to a standard 8. and detect energy flow around each glyph. I do not usually destroy them unless I feel so compelled. If I continue for several days relentlessly I consider this “psycho–spiritual warfare” being carried out on myself. For instance. Slayer. charging it. As for the music. and how they flow forth originally. unless the message is subtle. yet the combinations and variations allow new meanings and insight to arise. the gazing allows me to follow curves. Sometimes I listen to longer dirges from doom metal bands like Electric Wizard. I place the sigil stack that I’m working on in front of me (on the magazine rack). bloated. As for the maniacal “work” ethic with charging sigils . I find that by trancing out with the above techniques.consonants. and it seems capital letters work better than lower case letters. So. 20cm. using various yoga and aikido techniques. OM. First. (I keep them in my pockets during stretching). I usually change the sigil with each new song. I usually do this all in the morning before work: what an excellent way to start the day! I also try to mix things up a bit with my practice. This has been successful. Then I run on an elliptical machine for at least 30 minutes. I gaze at the sigil and try to relax my mind. I often find that whole new meanings or inspirations jump out at me during these times. Go ahead. After I complete my stretches. To charge the sigil. I kept having the feeling that I should give it a limited ‘life’ so I did. I prefer to keep the body temple pure and efficient as homage to the forces assembling it. Slipknot. one that tells me a particular event never existed. (I use two almost identical palm sized obsidian spheres for my swords. It’s like a biofeedback loop from my subconscious. charging them. yet in a different way. I do sleep in sometimes. aiding me with my work. These of course are done over an appropriate length of time. I will pool a set that may relate in some fashion.. doing general grounding with Tai Chi or BaGua. I have also dabbled with ‘morphing’ sigils into servitors when they seem to speak to me as if to say “give me life. so that no two songs/sigils coincide over several sessions (if this does occur.. and meditate for around 15 minutes. I basically use exhaustion in the form of exercise. I hold my magic swords for usually the remaining 6-4 minutes of cardio. I try to do this often. opening myself to its influence. I stretch my upper body during the cardio. I take note). . and listen to music in headphones. one of the toilets in the house backed up and flooded 1/3rd of the house. I had created a sigil for having a clean house or something as such. After the sigil is complete it is added to a pool of them which I work with until I feel it is no longer necessary. I usually listen to some intense flowing metal while I am doing all of this. Afterwards. etc. While all of this is occurring. Needless to say. Meshuggah. be a big. but I must share a story. or letting them cleanse me imagining them as spinning Omni directional blades. afterwards the house was clean. morph. I have to work on breathing and balance techniques. slicing apart the unwanted within me. another regarding health matters. I briefly stretch my hips and legs. and one that destroys a bad habit. The focus of the group is the same. At a later date while exercising / charging as described before. I might have one for influencing the timeflow in my life. Simultaneously. one that expands my creativity. and return as new inspiration.” although only on a handful of occasions. I scan some sigils into a computer and print them on transparencies.
As Dave Lee said ‘magicians and insects specialize’. In the context of how we determine the effectiveness of our magical work this suggests that the crucial determining factor is the need for our magical work to align with our own inner sense of right action and Truth. a point where we experience ‘the things themselves’. Thus one aspect of the effectiveness of our magical operations may lie in the going deep rather than spreading ourselves thinly. This failing seems most noticeable amongst the New Age crowd who confuse standard consumer values with genuine magical work. In terms of working with the Runes. this quote also suggests that you have to look to where the strength of the runes originates. This view is immediately problematic in a world that values quick fixes and abhors hard work. witches and so forth are to offer up any evidence when asked. The substance of this nugget of wisdom was that each of us must hold true to one’s own might and main. If we go only as deep as our immediate conscious existence we will lack the strength afforded by climbing a tree that has its roots deep in the dark earth. ‘ a magician ought to have some evidence that magic has worked’ and it was Aurum’s point that spurred me to look at this issue in a more practical context. this does not mean that the measure of success is entirely subjective or that it can afford to lack rigorous analysis. However. When talking in the general it is common to hear such dilettante types talk in terms of magic as a process that impacts in the visible world. as magicians. Interestingly. If anyone would like to read a more philosophically dense discussion I have a lengthy and typically dry academic paper I would be happy to email out. We need to be careful where we locate our might and main.hoW Was it for you? effectiveness in Magical operations by Jon sharp The aim of this short paper is to consider how we might. I have been working on a PhD thesis which attempts to account for ‘non ordinary’ experience using Husserl’s notion of the eidetic consciousness. Towards the beginning of Ian Read’s Rune course we were presented with a quote from Heimskringla. A fellow member of Arcanorium College made the excellent point that. Odhinn only spilled a single drop of the mead of inspiration when passing over Midgardh and so we need to give every moment we can to seeking out the rare remnants of that drop wherever we can find them. when asked to talk in the particular there is usually a retreat into the safer position that claims magic works only on the inside. it’s surprising how reluctant most self proclaimed occultists. This is not to say that magic must be verifiable in the way in which hard core materialism would seek to verify any truth claim or that there is no internal role for magical operations. The latter is both the most important aspect of the work and inevitably much harder to test in terms of genuine effect. magicians. If we wish to plough a furrow that will yield good crops it is better to turn the earth over deeply in a single channel than to scratch at the whole field with a tooth pick. go about judging the effectiveness of our workings. like Crowley’s insistence that we should follow our will. and so to take them too far out of that tradition would be to lose their strength. ‘trua á mátt sitt ok megin’. However. For me magic has to be about both the external and internal. If we honestly challenge ourselves in this regard we are on the right road I think. The question of ‘did it work?’ is perhaps the most important factor that allows us to clearly separate magic as an active process intended to generate a result from the passive state of belief associated with religious experience or the mystical path where the nature of any result is left to the God/s to determine. there is a need to move away from the mutually indulgent unquestioning acceptance that predominates in much of the so called occult scene. In locating our own truth and strength we should be driven to dig deep in whatever tradition from which we draw our current will to progress. Much of what appears below is culled from my various posts that relate to this question as discussed on the Arcanorium College site. However. My interest in this area has been nibbling away at me for a number of years and stems from a concern with the potential to frame practical magical work within a recognizably valid (or potentially valid) philosophical framework. Magic can be very . The runes are potentially embedded in the person but have their meaning also embedded in a tradition.
and before you have reached the end (the very notion of which is itself short sighted).] Such tat will claim to foster inner change. either in terms of what they might seek to achieve. In consuming we do not need to be concerned with the process of becoming. The new God of the West has only one commandment and that is ‘Thou shalt consume’. The magic was always located outside of oneself. the link between the vertical axis of Eihwaz and the spiral function of Jera represents the harvest that each person may reap by digging in their own earth.g. which seems to be stimulated by a range of factors. In terms of effectiveness it presents a furrow that was already deeply etched and so can be fruitfully sown. Thus for me effectiveness in magic requires first the possibility of being individually effective. The excitement of an experience to be swallowed and tasted as yet another novelty replaces the desire for a deepening of understanding. but also claims to know before you even begin. this in turn requires that I am responsible for the outcomes. . rather the All Father functions both as that element within me that the work brings to consciousness. To talk meaningfully of effectiveness in any magical work we must first take on the responsibility for that work and its outcomes. there is a sense of unfolding what is already there. This circular thinking was present in the Golden Dawn system in which I was previously immersed and prevents any assessment of effectiveness. we simply want to accumulate goods. In my own experience. Similarly. to a lack of any real challenges for many. only puppetry. if the end point is known already. Before the question of measuring effectiveness there is the question of what would constitute success in magic. 20 years working with hermetic Kabbalah and Egyptian forms was intellectually stimulating but never really touched my innards. This individual process mirrors the manner in which the rune ring unfolds out of the hail stone. know where it is you are meant to be going and how you are meant to be changing. if I have the will to allow that to be the case and seek to manifest it. In such a culture a surface knowledge of many systems appears to be more valuable than a deep understanding of one. E. there can be no magical work. Hence I am descended from him. or the work required to achieve those things that are deemed worthy of striving towards. is reliant on bloody hard slog runs counter to the gospel of consumerism. career advancement and flatter abs all of which are obtainable in ten easy steps using new and improved Egyptian runic tarot! [Sounds excellent. The idea that the effectiveness. In this concept of magical work there is no creator God working through me. Where can I buy a copy? Ed. Any result or absence of result has to be interpreted as the will of the higher and so all operations are by definition both successful but equally wholly redundant. while at the same time being a conceptualisation of that acausal being that preceded me. both internal and external. from the nanny state. the operator reduced to a conduit through whom the Divine moved. and I can best acquire that responsibility by working to fully realize the root of that potential for individual action. to low levels of educational expectation and achievement. and all my operations are simply a manifestation of the will of that higher power that lies outside me. The teleological nature of most occult paths betrays an inner religious orthodoxy that makes a nonsense of any magical work. and is determined by a higher power. In this system it is I who is successful or who fails in an operation. It is only when I accord to myself the potential power of being effective as an individual as opposed to a functionary that I can ask myself if I have been successful.. but lying dormant in the darkness. I find it hard to conceive of working with Runes in the wider sense of the mysteries without incorporating the sense of an internal pre-existing relationship to the mysteries (the rime egg of Hagalaz) within the individual that the process of rune working causes to unfold. In addition the current ‘culture’ seems adept (pun intended) at turning forces which might oppose it into just another product. In contrast the work with the Northern tradition has hit me on a whole other level. Unless we recognize the value and necessity of work then our magical expectations will be equally shallow.attractive to the postmodern consumer who wants it all now. There is a general infantilising of our society. Another key to its effectiveness lies in the responsibility placed upon the magician. A look around the shelves of any bookstore will demonstrate that many so called occult paths have been reduced in their public presentation to self development of the lowest kind. The quest for the mysteries becomes a search for better sex. This is because I have a connection ‘in the blood’ to this particular presentation of the mysteries. This then allows a genuine analysis of any given operation.
For me one of the benefits of this approach is that my whole focus is already absorbed in the creation of this persona before I even begin the ritual proper. This level of preparation has a double advantage in that it pushes out the monkey chatter that usually clutters up our conscious mind. As a recent practical example I could look at the process I used in finding a name to reflect the persona at work when working with the runes. Magic is not like self assembly furniture though and while following the instructions that one has written is important since it emphasizes the responsibility for the work the fact that effectiveness is in the hands of the practitioner means that improvisation is also a plus. Crucially. The next bit of embedding the name was to spend time going through the galdor for each of the rune staves in the name as well as the use of prior experience of vibrating names in other systems to create a way of singing the name Odhs Fadhir. The simple answer to that problem is that the ultimate arbiter of success can only ever be the individual. I made a point of not having any shape in mind for this persona to acquire during the subsequent ritual. For a long time all I had was the name and the rune shape but eventually I had a number of very quick images in my head all of which made sense to me and related to the theme of the name. The fact that what I saw was entirely unexpected helps to rule out mere imagination being at work and this was emphasized by the inability to see . Inside the hood was very vague and I had an odd sense of not being able to look up to see the face fully. What is therefore most important is that a rigorous notion of magical work and of responsibility is established within the individual to minimize the danger of self indulgence in such personal judgments. Instead I constructed a bind rune from the letters in the name to have on the ground as a physical focus. In this particular work after projecting the rune staves I chanted the name Odhs Fadhir both as words and letter by letter repeatedly while focusing on the bind rune. which would also govern the form that would be constructed. I had a lot of Dittany of Crete going so there was a nice thick smoke in gloom which always helps. If magic operates on all levels of being (the physical. To test this name and to develop its significance I spent considerable time looking at the symbolism of each individual letter. The experience was very intense and physical much more so than the results of rituals I have experienced in other traditions. its numerical value and the numerical value of the whole as well as its various subtotals in order to determine if some form of internal coherence could be found. the name of this persona. 5 and 8 along with 12 and 9 (total value of name is 108: 12 x 9 = 108). but because it felt right to do so I took the bind rune and traced over the rune shape with a little blood and red paint I had left over from creating a rune circle. In order to counter the potential that is always larger than we would like to think for self indulgence to overtake any magical working. It seems reasonable that effectiveness will in no small part be related to the level of work that one puts into the operation. it seems reasonable to assume that effective magical work should also involve all those levels. a lot of it focused around the centrality of dagaz in both the elements of the name and the relationship in terms of the rune row between the numbers 3. The most powerful being a horse headed figure and repetitions of very angular shapes which resolved into triangles. There was an overall atmosphere about the figure that I recognized but haven’t experienced so directly before. Odhs Fadhir (Father of the Odh) was not consciously selected but ‘arose’ in the back of my mind during meditation. This brought a lot of insights for me. I did have an internal sense of a seated hooded figure in front of me. I don’t tend to visualise outwardly except when concentrating on projecting a particular sign or shape so I didn’t so much see a shape in front of me to walk into. This is entirely different to attempting magical work without preparation relying solely on one’s feelings at the time since the latter approach lacks the essential element of rigorous work. The spontaneous arrival of unbidden ideas can often point to effective work but as ever needs rigorous testing and analysis. In terms of effectiveness this again points to the principle that the energy exerted is likely to be indicative of the relative success of the operation. it was like being on the edge of seeing it but not quite and it would subtly shift each time. mental as well as deeper levels of the individual). it offers nothing in terms of how we might judge the effectiveness of a particular magical working. I then simply sat in the darkness focusing on the bind rune. I judged it to be effective for a number of reasons that in part point to the inability of any mainstream notion of testing to validate the results of magical operations. While singing I wrote out the name using the appropriate staves and tried to ‘feel my way’ into the pattern.While the above presents a view about what effectiveness in magic requires as a starting point in order for it to make sense as an idea. However.
What’s more. but utterly reject B (I spent £50 on a psychic and they got through to my gran who told me she was very happy). but experience over the years tells me that the outward projection and manifestation of a willed event is entirely possible. but are for the most part impossible for any third party to test. in relation to individual claims about the effect of magical operations. but are not immediately clear as doing so also suggest that more is involved than the conscious mind generating appropriate images and concepts. or quality assurance checklist when it comes to magic. My interest is not in the mechanics (quantum or otherwise) of the magical function. it may even have been the undisclosed work of someone who knew I needed that amount of money. ‘trua á mátt sitt ok megin. The function of the taufr was to remove a problem in my sister’s workplace that was threatening her job. Additionally. However. as magicians we are all seeking to know ourselves and we only do the imperative Gnothi Seaton justice if we are brutally honest with ourselves. in order to avoid what we might call the Loch Ness syndrome.’ We have to be the judge ourselves based on our own inner might and main. So what is going on when we make that judgement? For the vast majority of the population ‘Truth claim A’ is certainly just as ridiculous as ‘Truth claim B’ and yet many magicians will accept A (I invoked Tahuti last night and now I have an urge to buy lots of pens and eat bird seed). In mundane terms I don’t what to know what chemically happens when I put the pie in the oven. at that point it does not matter what anyone else may think and very often the success of a magical operation is inversely proportional to the felt need to tell anyone about what you have done or its result. since only when we are genuinely True to ourselves can we make that judgment accurately. All of these are undeniable to the individual magician. The ability to judge the effectiveness of magical work seems to increase with experience of magical work that we have judged to be effective. magicians have an aversion to this blanket acceptance and are often very careful to separate the reasonable from the ridiculous in terms of systems.120 this is not proof in the accepted sense that my magical working was effective. Even if I perform a working to bring me £3. but I am interested in how we decide whether the pie is tasty or not. This all sounds pretty close to being a horribly circular argument that amounts to nothing more than your magic is effective if you think it is effective.120 exactly and a month later find myself writing a piece for a fee of exactly £3. As magicians we operate a different set of truth categories to the majority of the population. it may have been chance. However. I don’t have a strong science background and have no mental toolkit that would allow me to prove even to my own satisfaction how magic works. My sister took the taufr wrapped in the verse which I had written out on parchment for her to the final meeting and it was this meeting that seems to have clinched it for her. results that both resonate with the aim of an operation. since magic tends to lack the predictable repeatedly that scientific experiments appear to provide. On top of this are the physical sensations that accompany successful magical workings. where anything however daft is accepted.the figure as clearly as I wanted to. However. There is no measuring stick to be found. while I may see this is as good evidence of an effective working someone else can legitimately see it as pure coincidence or at best a strong placebo effect affecting my sister’s behaviour in the meeting thereby influencing the outcome. The New Age seems to attract people who having decided to give up belief in mainstream religions often on the basis that they lack credibility but will then go on to believe almost anything that various snake oil sellers throw out at them. . This allows us to engage in magical acts for if we did not believe in the possibility of directing our will to effect change (inner and outer) we could not even begin to attempt to make that possibility a reality. I think that the way to judge the effectiveness of a magical operation ultimately goes back to the quote referred to earlier on. in the right circumstances. It may have been the magical operation. An experiment in using Runic talismans or Taufr magic certainly appeared to yield an external result. truth claims and crucially. but more in how the magician or indeed other third party is able to evaluate the whole event in terms of effectiveness. This capacity for believing that which is widely ridiculed has to be carefully managed. Judging the effectiveness of a magical operation seems to me to be an act of complex magic in itself. for to do otherwise would be to cast doubt on our own ‘non ordinary’ experiences. Not only has she retained her role in the work place but the individual in personnel causing the problem has been sacked as a direct result of their appalling handling of the matter.
A consumer culture based on the constant repetition of novelty has no place for experience and so it’s ability to discriminate is cast into doubt. Of course we can indulgently ignore what our phronetic judgement may be telling us and try and regard every operation as a success. He can’t articulate how he did it. . including claims about magical operations. buy we spend a lot of time making things and engaging in activities that were genuinely productive. Since trust is dangerously linked to notions of honour this kind of judgment is disregarded and treated as though it were mere bias. Thoughtful judgment on the other hand is largely absent. such judgments rely on forms of knowing that cannot be articulated and so place a responsibility on the individual making a judgment and place trust at the heart of whether that judgment is then accepted by others.We do of course not only make judgments about our own workings. Aristotle had a wonderful category of judgement known as Phronesis. This means that when asked ‘who are you to judge?’ our answer should be a proud reference to our willingness to take a position. There is a tendency in our degraded culture to regard judgment of others as an absolute negative. buy. By applying Phronesis we rediscover a way in which we can judge the effectiveness of activities that seem to defy a more mechanical approach to testing. but an age where those judgments are restricted to trivial issues. We can also use phronesis wisely in reflecting on our own magical operations. Long before the God of Consumerism decreed that we must only buy. The fact that validity of our judgment can never be proven in the currently understood sense of the word is irrelevant. It is the form of judgement that a footballer uses when taking a curving free kick which hits the top corner of the net. As I gain more experience of doing I am able to make judgments about the work of others as well as my own on a level that is deeper than intellectual assessment. to take responsibility. but whether we like to admit it or not. which of course ensures that we live in an hugely judgmental age. It is possible to judge the Truth claims of others. we make judgments about the workings of others. I think phronesis is the key mental tool that we need to be able to use when responding to the magical claims of others. This is a judgement that is not based on rational deduction or inferential reasoning but on experience. but at the heart of Phronesis is the requirement that we are first and foremost honourable in the application of our understanding. Such activity creates a form of knowledge based on experience that allows us to make experiential judgments. ‘trua á mátt sitt ok megin’. which takes us right back to. Such forms of judgment are now discouraged because they suggest that there may be a hierarchy of value that cannot be bureaucratically administered and controlled. Moreover. it is no surprise that discrimination has become a dirty word! As magicians we must accept total responsibility for our lives for the possibility of effective magic to even make sense. but he knew it was the right way to strike the ball. It also provides a means by which we can avoid the Loch Ness syndrome without resorting to what are usually dubious attempts to show a physically verifiable difference between two competing claims.
Musing around virtual teMples and astral space teMple photos related to article : ian rik .
heavy. In my mental work in alpha trance. At 1 he rushes on me.. but as he notices this feeling he rips my conceptual wings of him apart. I went to consider one power animal that used to chase me when I was entering my ethereal laboratory. The Dragon is there waiting already by 5. with only my bowels as remaining base of my being.Musing around virtual teMples and astral space By ian rik Musing around virtual temples and astral space in a course that Isis directed. Silent contact seems to be established by conceptually ascending the temple from within to the dimension beyond the pyramid (and beyond my working space). and Ok teacher. Later. [.. the arms. I started with a laboratory space for the virtual rituals (mostly healing and influencing others). mental visual count three times 3.. this time. then he stares at me with this reptilian attention. go through very slow visual trance from 10 to 1 to meet the Dragon without entering the work space. and staying empty. as a round tower (Irish style) did for the “he” representation. (I use ethereal as I always found the D&D cosmological separation of astral and ethereal somewhat clever). So I let go with the spine ripped off. play your 29min wow entrancing audio and see what comes. then rips me into pieces. move the laptop to be comfortable in lotus. go through the preconditioned greeting routine. as seems the breathing in and out. three times 1. now he turned into a European cream white reptilian dragon. When I feel and see myself spread in this black ether. I log out. three times 2. We go on in the void until I get bored of any expectation. Void for a while.. And the Dragon! You know I’ve mentioned him earlier. ripped off. Then within darkness. I hope it makes sense). play the audio and start my alpha procedure (three Aum aloud. The count down is slow. complete numbness in the body and eyes rolling up. the Dragon takes my remaining essence in his claws and carries me away in the dark void. in rhythm with his wings (or my wings as sometimes I feel part of him. Already strong theta signs with bright red foetus in womb visions flashing with the count down. his first move being to pierce my belly and exit through my back. and lose my comfort as he rips pieces off my head leaving cold empty places. and starts ripping parts of my conceptual self with his claws. then a holy wood with an underground of tunnels and caves invited itself outside the giant hut to host the “she” representation. so few minutes at most. the dragon closes in. the guts and the bloody details. with slower deep exhaling). I feel him ironic and a bit nasty. and strongly impatient by the count of three. that becomes thicker and not friendly at all. well he roams outside. My breathing came back. Ok it’s a cultural classic. like a massive . grabs me by the neck. I am uselessly staring back at his massive head with no intension. plays at high speed cheerfully with me.] That ultrameditation audio you linked us with brings in a deep trance Isis! The procedure: put on relaxed pyjama trousers. after a mouthless liquid gold angel presented itself a few times as my holy guardian spirit (we have a relation predating this visualisation practice) I found a golden temple on a neighbouring mount: A big cube not much more than three times my virtual size. I’ll let him play with me longer next time. and he dissolves into darkness. topped by a pyramid. an oily darkness takes shape. sit on two cushions in lotus with my favourite hand mudra. At first the Dragon had the appearance of a cream white hairy Asian dragon. After being ripped off nearly completely. Hum. no idea of how long but the audio is still playing. The body feels heavier in real space and I observe my breath exhaling completely. Ok.
have to focus on my body to restart my blocked breath by remembering in a flash that I’ve breathed underwater in dreams. Then fire comes. the bones crackle into pieces. The fire is gone. There is a humbling down remark I wanted to add: I expected something like this. Yes coming out! I slowly recollect myself to go out of the trance. It feels very classic shamanistic paradigm. The kinaesthetic experience is what we look for. Arcanorium being just the last one. vaguely anthropomorphic shadowy shape.giant of dark sewer mud that takes humanoid shape in an effort to interact with me. then vocal aum). specially for people who are already used to meditation. I am spared the smell replaced by a thick and oily breathing until the lungs dries to dust. This one lived through my critical tests. I feel like a tiny crystal buddha statue waiting for some hypothetical fifth element to light me up. move those hands there and unlock the legs. Ouch! Debriefinganyone? So much for being the toy of the Dragon. I don’t wait any more. I feel good but dumb. it gives me strength to focus. I would take that one serious. only the hard drive gives a rhythmic buzz once in a while. isis replied: Quote from: Ian Rik That ultrameditation audio you linked us with brings in a deep trance Isis! Comes from my collection and research of lightmachines and tapes one can use. throat and brain in tiny pieces. well ok plus numbers of strong synchronisms. The shamanic death part could be related to the poweranimal itself. It looks then so extreme and caricature like that it is massaging. Excellent shamanistic journey. . The kinaesthetic impressions were very strong. engulfing me from nowhere. relaxing. so I can’t tell where is the preconditioning or the premonition. until I can feel my throat exhaling. or earth elemental as it appears. then leaves. I assert a bit stronger that the sentence will come to me either now. or coming out. The thing. I am a bit stuck and lack consciousness to grasp who or what is there. open the eyes and slowly come back. with the sound of burning paper in the audio. It does induce theta . see my flesh retract and burn away. nearly crushes me by trying me with his giant finger. and avoided it for a year. the body barely reassembling itself when a blade shaped tornado slices it once more. Then some light comes with a shy joyful feeling warming up the heart. I rest. or simply the revelation of a common archetype within the shamanic culture (which is not surprising after so many readings on the subjects. Water spirit comes at me as a breaking wave. I believe the third strategy worked (slow mental aum.. definitely the breath behaviour and the deep death simulating exhalations created some anxiety. Time passes and nothing comes again even as I’ve asked with a faint mind to please repeat. gets bored and leaves. or in my night sleep. The sound track is ended. meanwhile a taste of a sentence about “keep practicing healing” echoes.. The audio reaches the end. tumbles me around. a sentence is said that overflows me with confidence and makes me forget it right away. but also a sign of your subconscious integrating this part. like I’ve missed the momentum. From what you tell. taking pleasure in re-slicing the torso.
local energies. Magick lived as a healing process. then a black void. publ. the first of which is anthropomorphic.. either from illness or induced hardship. dragons all related to healing power.In my tradition you wait now for a gift related to a dragon. One woman met the spirits of the mushroom when she was a young girl. later performing her first intentional journey to their world to seek a remedy for her sick uncle when she was eight years old.org/wiki/R.. as noted. hungry enough to eat whatever the mountain had growing on it. Plenty of nice slides of dragons on the net. then a physical form (wave) next just a sound of fire lastly a blade further refining the dismembering process. opens many doors on so many levels. The dragon leaving the guts: the place of the second brain. kundalini and also death. “Shamanic Voices” (Joan Halifax. No matter how tiny. from the internal through the elemental spirits._Gordon_Wasson) to the cult of the mushroom in 1955. 1980) is a collection of stories written down directly from shaman of many traditions. waiting for the fifth element! The sentence you heard is. The role of healing is central to all of them (which is not to say that all shaman are very nice people.Chaos Dragon changing into European in connection with prenatal memory: Can indicate some DNA relation. but the change in approach alters everything. (the shamanistic origin of tai chi and martial arts is not widely known.Tiamat . Some of them were/are really stupid. . right on to the way other people regard you and your motives. fairies.wikipedia. A progression towards the abstract? Not surprising that there is a tiny You. Then one builds an altar. Poweranimals have to be kept alive. before elementals appear. My main work as a magician changed focus from self-development to healing some years ago. Dinosaur or snake relates. also in Europe the dragon was big. The candidate for initiation often undergoes real physical suffering. Penguin Books. Snakes. This suffering endows power to heal upon the shaman. Marcia Sabina later introduced Gordon Wasson (http://en. a classic shamanistic paradigm. when she was 61. Also Dragon . after the death of her father (whose father and grandfather were themselves shaman). but actually pretty obvious) Don’t think you missed momentum. Also may be a relation to Tai Chi. So you might like to find what god google has to offer. res replied: I’m intrigued by the way the spirits regressed from mammal to reptile. The healer is a killer. just because you feel more potential. surrounds one with related items and so on. I suspect the actions taken since aren’t that different to what they would have been. nasty etc). which is basically a shamanistic dance. as my selfish desires were/are about making the world a better place any way.
In the shop. my purchase amounted to £1. In America. that would have been a lucky find. the “lucky dime” has a long tradition. although the use of lucky coins to attract financial success can be found in many cultures dating back to the medieval era. making it essential in working magic with money. I left for work only to find a pile of coins on a wall that I walk past daily. While browsing a local bookshop. Since coins and notes are a representation of money itself. turning it around in my fingers and briefly pondering the circulation of money and wealth. they are the ideal magical link to money. is to personify money as a “daemon” in an attempt to create a dialogue with it. My own attempts to do this have not been that extensive at the moment. and blow it all through their lack of knowledge of how money works. galdinarde Gaining wealth through magic is not as simple as casting a series of money spells and hoping for the best. Wealth is a state of mind. expecting to receive 3p change. While 30p is nothing to shout about. I started in a simple way. the more inspirational material started to come my way. but in any form of sorcery it is best to put the groundwork in to ensure that you have the highest probability of success. A great way for a magician to do this.financial Wizardry By t. Coins. The till assistant gave me 30p instead. thinking about how I could turn £1 into £10. £10 into £100. On the first day that I attempted this. before constructing a mechanism through which money can manifest. They were not coppers either. notes and cheques all have potential for magical work. is that being wealthy is not simply a matter of having a lot of money in the bank. pound coins and fifty pence pieces. 3p had somehow turned into 30p. making it a lucky token of some kind. and the idea that “money makes better money than work makes money”. and you may even have good results. but the results have been interesting enough for me to pursue this line further. so I handed over my coin. I regarded it as an encouraging sign that I was actually getting somewhere with this kind of magic. One thing I’ve learnt while working through Dave Lee’s course ‘Wealth and Money Magic’. Wealth magic involves an understanding of money and an intuitive knowledge of how to engage with it. If I was a tramp or a destitute thief. it can be worked with to establish a greater connection. I took a £2 coin into a shop to buy a paper and some envelopes.97. and so on. pondering their symbolism. The more I focused on ways to enhance my wealth through magic. because I would have just spent them on rubbish in the vending machines at the workplace. If money itself is regarded as a kind of daemon. and meditating on wealth and money in general while holding a coin. One European tradition is to file an ‘X’ into a silver coin to personalize it. This was during the stage in Dave Lee’s course where we discussed investment. That morning I had spent some time with that £2 coin. It is a long-term endeavour that requires a great deal of self-examination. Another time. I regarded this as another sign from the Universe that I was doing something right. Of course you could just cast spells to gain money on the fly when caught in a tight situation. In the shop I looked at the coin. I found a copy of “Wealth & Abundance in . by meditating on coins. while money is the state of your bank account. I didn’t nick them however. Instead. A poor person could miraculously gain money. or their belief that they simply do not deserve to have money.
and confining them to an image of some kind. Negative conditioning seems to revolve around firmly held beliefs of not “deserving” to be rich. or of being a poor person who is not very good with money and content to carry on that way. On the inside cover I wrote out my goals and affirmations. but you could negotiate a kind of pact with them. The second step in Harrold’s book involves overcoming negative ideas one might have around the issue of money. I was inspired by a documentary on BBC2 about a married couple who attempted to pay off their mortgage in two years. simply because they are wealthier. remove clutter from your home and overcome any obsession you have with non-essential material possessions. This is where wealth psychology comes in. According to Harrold. by the hypnotherapist Glenn Harrold. I hoped that this would not just motivate me to work towards them. but they would strengthen the more positive beliefs that I was trying to develop. and thinking I was onto something. I decided to supplement this practice by creating a “wealth scrapbook”. . but I did not fancy pasting them on my walls. They were advised by an NLP consultant. live within your means. These images were of things they were going to do with their money once they had paid off their mortgage. Although I cannot speak for Jupiter. So I compiled them into a scrapbook. I bought it immediately. A chaos magician might personify these limiting beliefs by naming them. but if you want to achieve wealth. the first step in achieving wealth is to cut back on excess.8 Simple Steps”. and saving hundreds of pounds a year. as well as a series of affirmations that bolster a positive self-image as a wealthier person. and even invoking them if it seems appropriate. Months later. Some people are even able to make money through cutting back on pointless luxury items that don’t really satisfy them. and the exotic holiday they were going to go on. the famous hypnotist who is rumoured to be worth over £10 million. The third step in Harrold’s book involved creating a list of a clear set of goals towards creating greater wealth. and it is a good idea to root out any of the demons that lurk in your dark corners of your mind before attempting to do something that would increase your wealth. I found that performing devotional ritual to Ganesha for some months resulted in liberating myself from counter-productive ideas that I was holding onto out of some egotistical obsession. so that I could repeat them to myself as looked at the images. I also cut out images from magazines of things I would like to see more of in my life if I were wealthier. There are plenty of ways in which a magician can attempt to change their own personal beliefs. then it would be very difficult with debts and poor financial planning. It would not be advisable to banish them. The book was “Change your Life in Seven Days”. who told them to place motivating images around the house. I found myself reading a book by Paul McKenna. which I would look at twice daily. The couple cut out pictures from magazines of the sports car they were going to buy. Another way of working through a limited self-image is to work with a deity who is associated with wealth for a while. and the Roman God Jupiter. although it doesn’t always work out that way. A good example of negative conditioning surrounding the issue of money is the way many poor people despise and ridicule the rich. All personal demons have a positive intention that is supposed to benefit you somehow. Two popular Gods among chaos magicians seem to be the Hindu God Ganesha. This is basic stuff. he had created a wealth scrapbook. only to find that he had done the exact same thing when he was poor.
just to see what it would be like to be that rich. More elaborate acts of ritual enchantment could be performed to hammer in the desire for these things into the subconscious of the magician. Goals and affirmations could be sigilized and printed among the pictures. was to cut up an old bank statement and paste it back together so that his final balance looked as though he had thousands more pounds in credit than he actually had. McKenna also writes about writing out cheques and paying-in slips for vast amounts of money. and one of the ideas he puts forward involves extensive use of creative visualisation. Paul McKenna a chaos magician?). One of the interesting things McKenna did.McKenna’s book has a chapter devoted to “Creating Money”. . Fake bank statements and cheques could be the basis of acts of ritual enchantment. The wealth scrapbook could be made into a magical object in itself. The inventive magician could take these ideas one step further. This does not just mean sitting down. making me wonder if he is familiar with the concept of “banish with laughter”. or a daily working to establish wealth consciousness. he burst out laughing. It involves creating tangible. a personal servitor. closing your eyes and seeing an image of yourself in a big house with a Mercedes parked outside (although that could certainly help if pursued for long enough). He claims that as soon as he did this. The book itself could be treated as a magical entity. sensory experiences of wealth to stimulate your deep mind. Peter Carroll mentions an idea almost identical to this in the “Blue Magic” section of Liber Kaos (the plot thickens. bringing the desired objects closer to the magician somehow.
and resolve a number of scientific paradoxes in passing. a forthcoMing Book. carroll.the apophenion. the nature of mind. I decided not to. I’ve called it General Metadynamics and it seeks to show that magic forms part of this universe for precisely the same reason that strange quarks also appear in it – because time actually has three dimensions. It attacks most of the great questions of being. I have used an hypothesis of magic which controversially implies that the universe has the shape of a vorticitating non-expanding hypersphere. and enough blasphemy to upset most transcendentalists. The Apophenion may represent my final Magnum Opus if its ideas remain unfalsified within my lifetime. However the book does not contain many of the recipes for results magic which have characterised my previous publications. then a revolution in our view of life the universe and everything awaits. enough science to upset the magicians. finite but unbounded in both space and 3D time. In gratitude I have presented a full Invocation of Apophenia in the text and commissioned artwork in her honour. and humanity’s place in the cosmos. I spent about a decade wrestling with the three dimensional time idea. eliminate organised religion at a stroke. get your retaliation in first as they say. otherwise it’s back to the drawing board. so brace yourself for the paradigm crash and look for the jewels revealed in the wreckage. enough magic to upset the scientists.] If these predictions and interpretations pan out. this meta-magical paradigm implies that consciousness itself gives the universe its observed form. I retired as Head of the IOT Pact in large part to work on this hypothesis. partly as a result of an invitation to lead some Chaos Magic seminars on Maybelogic Academy. Apophenia revealed her hand in it all. but it won’t hurt if you approach it fearlessly. This does involve a wee bit of sacred geometry. This book contains something to offend everyone. I had considered calling this book ‘My Struggle’. Stokastikos. expressed algebraically. and five appendices. . It consists of eight fairly brief and terse chapters. meaning. Yet I’ve tried to keep it as short and simple as possible. from a magical perspective. Some of the conclusions seem to challenge many of the deeply held assumptions that our culture has taught us. Rather it implies a fresh look at the type of operations in enchantment and divination that have the best chances of success. [Safely corralled in a couple of the appendices! Ed. however in view of the prior use of that title by another author in another language. however some people had deduced as much before gravity theory emerged. However on the plus side it contains a cutting edge magical theory hypothesis which just might finally do the trick. I cannot turn down an invitation to review my own book before it’s even found a publisher. consciousness. Then. it all started to gel into a coherent set of ideas and towards the end. By peter J. Basically the book discusses meta-magical concepts and what they imply for our basic ideas about the universe and mind itself. free will. so I present a reinterpretation of some recent observational evidence and some predictions for future observations. Such ideas constitute very much an heretical minority opinion at the time of writing. The idea of gravity implies that our world has a roughly spherical shape and that it orbits the sun. for in contradistinction to the usual reductionism of contemporary materialist thought. much of the thrashing about appears on my Specularium website.
.feedBack coMMents: Beginning the runic path i’d like to thank you for teaching the course ian. thanks also to Jaq for setting up the myspace page for us. thanks are due to the staff and students of arcanorium college. alkaos it took me places i had not yet gone. Writing Magical fiction i feel nearly overwhelmed with possibilities for these weeks’ techniques (head in the clouds). yet i can employ them immediately to makes something happen (feet on the ground).. but i have started a journey that is going to keep me busy for a lifetime.. provided me with new ideas. More please! Wealth and Money Magick thanks very much dave for your work in the domain of wealth and the freedom potential it has for our lives. in addition. Well it’s been a lightning fast course. new techniques for transforming the moment. none of these articles would have crystallized from the aether. as well as the editorial staff res and isis.that i can be a number and a free man. Without their thousands of online interactions over recent months. thelema and the aeon of horus this term i read the Book of the law and i learned. acknowledgements abracademia wishes to thank the contributors to this issue. ritual and the art of simulation design group magick is just the best thing ever. . it seems to have opened some doors in my psyche and my world. new ways of thinking. who all spent hours making the work of creating a magazine look effortlessly simple.. tantra 4 one i’m hoping to implode an orgasm into my third eye tomorrow. exploring liber legis.
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