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By Andrieh Vitimus
The Worst Case Scenario
• Personal and Environmental Crisis have similar effects • Similar techniques will dramatically improve your odds. • This talk, and corresponding notes will look at this from a purely practical magical point of view and not focus on the various controversial nuances of ethics. (Everyone has different ideas of what is/is not ethical)
Multiple Ethics Systems
• Many of the ethical and moralistic systems of behavior and ideas of what you are "allowed" to do magically rest on the assumption of afterlife compensation • These same ethics often rest on the assumption of a fair legal system or that there even IS a legal system • Another assumption is that people are basically good. When people are hungry this is not an assumption that necessarily leads to survival.
You have to make each mundane opportunity COUNT and the more you can influence toward a successful outcome.even during (or especially during) a crisis. • This notion underlies the idea that your life is your greatest magical act.(that they should and must blend together).the better.A Different Way of Thinking • Much of this class rests on the fundamental belief that there is no difference between mundane and magical acts.by whatever means you have available to you. • This class will have many notions that directly oppose popular neo-pagan ideas about only using magic if all mundane avenues have failed. .
.is that your Magical and Mundane realities must be congruent… MEANING to get real results you have have pathways (you gotta get off your butt) for the energy from the magic to manifest • In a CRITICAL situation (and often in life in general) you do not have the time. Vodouisants. Magic can guide you towards the best and fastest mundane solutions. and then accelerate their resolution. opportunity.Synthesis towards Magical Life • About the only thing that Hermetic magicians. or ability to keep trying all possible mundane solutions. Ceremonial Magicians and other Sorcerers agree with. Chaos Magicians.
(This generally doesn t work. . and results will come without any effort in the physical world. (Magic is just one more tool in the toolbox). • TWO: SPEND huge amounts of time trying every mundane route (in many cases this is impossible or impractical) -ACCELERATE YOUR LIFEUSE The magic to deduce the most appropriate mundane options to try.too much chance. and pursue them with strong magical backing.The Demon of Inefficient Magic • The two horns of the Demon of Ineffective Magic that more experienced magicians try to avoid• ONE: CAST a spell. doesn't guarantee pathways for manifestation.
and then Applications SENT. .Story Time I • Fucking Hell.) Got in Magic cast to get a job. I'm homeless. Now What? o o o o o You versus The Temple Perilous of paranoia. The Will To Succeed Magic to get into Grad School (combined with applications being sent out.
the more you realize that probability. KILL THAT LIMITING BELIEF. and the further you go with magic. . • Editorial Side Note: • YOU HAVE BEEN LIED TO. Take the step now to unify those facets of your life. you will believe you can do something about the crisis you find yourself in. and in the worst case.LIES and LIES • Such a separation between mundane and magical realities is in essence a LIE.
Be the Calm Center of the Storm .
grounding. and in daily living. this means combining the consistently applied aspects of meditation. and banishing • Consistent practice is key. emotional control.Our greatest Gift (Emotional Control) • Your chances of survival and/or success are 100 times greater if you can maintain a calm state of mind. It is the consistently applied daily practice that makes lasting changes in ones consciousness. . • In a crisis.
) • This should be practiced at first in a quiet environment. • Martial Arts are particularly good at training you to be able to do this (to stay centered while something is occurring). distracting places (if you regularly practice under difficult conditions as well as ideal. suggestions and exercises for your benefit and use.Focus/Emotional Control (Continued) • Hands On Chaos Magic has numerous ideas. (The first part of the Hands On Chaos Magic book is a variant of the training guide 'Liber MMM'. you will be able to do so if necessary when your back is against the wall in a crisis). . and then practiced in loud.
The Basics .
..Americans are horribly spoiled with their ideas of shelter requirements.Days you can go without WATER: ONE Days you can go without FOOD: WEEKS (depending) Days you can go without shelter: (define shelter.) Time it takes to freeze to death: Hours? Minutes? GET YOUR PRIORITIES STRAIGHT! .
. and from experience I will tell you Sigil Magic works really well for this (if you back is truly against the wall). To use sigil magic when you are worried and hungry means you have to have that emotional control from earlier.Drawing in the Bare Necessities • Beginning Level (multiple routes) o o Enchantment (aka Spellwork). You might not be able to get the materials for hoodoo.
• This is known as Sleight of Mind. . THIS MUST BE COMBINED WITH PHYSICAL ACTIONS!!!!! • Remember when the situation is more chaotic.Key components To Basic Enchantment • First. the greater the success rate. • Invoke the equivalent of the 'Holy Guardian Angel' or your own personal God or Goddess and then do the spell work. more unpredictable. you have to get to the level that you believe you have nearly succeeded before doing the enchantment. the greater faith you have in that divinity.this means it is also more flexible and able to be manipulated magically.
you don t have the time.More Pre-requisites • To successfully do this kind of spellwork first you have to get into a deep enough level of trance to get out of your conscious mind and this skill you have to have mastered BEFORE the critical event. BUT you have to relay the message clearly to the universe (aka you have to remove the conscious noise ) . Simply put. energy or luxury to not be fully immersed and into it. • The spirits that work with you will probably help you.
(They understand human physical needs). Ancestors will work GREAT on this. o Have to create/set up . the Dead seem to work faster then Gods and Goddesses.Advanced Tactics • Servitors (to continuously bring me food) • For me. but you have to have a pre-established relationship with those things. the nature spirits probably wont help you much. • In my experience. If you get stuck in a city. working with the Dead gets FAST results on this front as does working with the Genus Loci (see Nature spirits). as will Faery type things (if approached appropriately).
Massive Stress = Body Toxicity and Cognitive Impairment • Once Food. . Shelter is taken care of. • Sunday s Class. the toxicity of the situation has to be further dealt with.'Broken: Magical Techniques to Recover From Personal Trauma' from 12:00 . This is a triage situationwe've just worked on stabilizing the immediate situation and now can work on improving the rest.1:30 PM Sunday will cover some of this in depth • Again after the daily work is finished. Water. this is an every day type of event.
and memory work. rocks. alphabet of desire. Yes. Yoga. Gigong.De-toxifying • Laughing your ass off.nature. Middle Pillar Lets try some Laughter! . Energy Work with trees. water. I'm serious! • The missing art of Story Telling… o o o o o Fictionalizing the stories of your life (Re-writing the stories and telling them to have more meaning). Happiness.
Risk Management from the Metaphysical .
. but you just have to listen to your own voices. Figuring out which are the voices to listen to. § Usually the voices are the softer non-judgmental voices.Risk Management/Risk Assessment • In the worst case. § Its hard to specify a good training mechansim. however some people will just know. EVERYTHING has to count! • Testing and building Intuition § Method testing your hunches before hand. for most people. § Confirm with Divination. Then Confirm with reality § Listen to the internal voices that seem to get better results § In most ways. whether this is an internal voice or external spirit will depend on point of view and paradigm issues.
It is too much to include training on every single divination system. Enchant Long o o o o o o o Meaning. Do you accurately predict events? Treat divination as a ritual: Cleanse and go into as deep of a trance state as you can. they are more set.Divinations are snap shots of probable events. and wishes CAN AFFECT THE DIVINATION (again you have to get past the consious mind) ENERGY PATTERNS around you can affect the outcome of the divination. To get an accurate snapshot you have to be in a clear mental and energy state. as the events are closer in time.but some things you can do: TEST your results on divination.The Power of Divination • Divine Short. Divination is somewhat the inverse of spell work (receptive rather than projective) Your surface thoughts. . desires.
Divination Meditation • Meditating while divining allows you to become more and more receptive to the currents. checking the accuracy of your divinations in the real world. • Need a boost? La Siren from Vodou can help. As can focused 3rd eye meditations. and opening yourself up through meditative work. . • This can only really happen through practice.
yes because common sense is far from common. sometimes you have to do something different.Divination + Uncommon Sense • Uncommon Sense. but not an infallible one. . • Divination systems are like a trusted advisor. • Sometimes simply enchanting for a more favorable outcome is needed to change the probabilities of events.
. although some people are better then others (or have filters that allow more details through) .with feeling.Spirit Communication • A SUBJECTIVE EXPERIENCE IS NOT A RESULT! • (Once more.. A SUBJECTIVE EXPERIENCE IS NOT A RESULT!) • ALL SPIRITS CAN AND DO LIE! • WORSE THAN THAT-We misinterpret the messages through our own filters.
so frame it like this I am training myself to get better and more accurate messages from the communication process since I misinterpret sometimes ) . test your spirits! IT IS NOT ENOUGH to simply have the warm/fuzzy experience of their showing up to the party! o With a god or a goddess (we tend to interpret then as a little persnickety. and yet potentially one of the most powerful. • GET CONSISTANT RESULTS.Spiritual Communication 2 • Using Spirits to get information about risk analysis IS EXTRODINARILY RISKY! • The single most misused technique.
But ask yourself.SP 3 • • • • • Some People can 'hear'. am I gifted enough to bet my life on it? • PUSH THE ODDS IN YOUR FAVOR! . TRANCE STATE. BOTH have to be fine tuned and well-practiced. Some people will do better with a divination set. For the most part. (deep meditative state) Gifted individuals maybe not.
Larger Demons & Planetary/ Other Intelligences tend to work at the strategic level of information gathering. Goddess. Elementals…. the Dead. Familiars. Great at getting Tactical information at the localized level around you• Gods.SP: Last Point • Spirits. Servitors. or manipulation. Larger Angels. .
Good Luck and Protection .
with 1 degree difference on angle. • Why get good at this stuff? The difference between living and dying can be as little as 1 second.Good luck and Protection • Good Luck and Protection work should probably be done in talisman form: Why? • This is something you want to be vibrating out all the time. .
(Example of Story telling to reclaim) .Story Time II • Sing me a song of. • Story about the funeral car...
. you can repeat to make it more powerful. • Grounds the spiritual energy into the physical plane allowing for greater manifestation.Why Talismans • Material base carries resonance for longer than you trying to hold same resonance. • Rechargeable and can be greatly empowered through multiple workings. • Even if the first ritual to make one seems ineffective. Constantly acting on the environment. This tends to help most spirits not have to work as hard.
" Really? 1. Regardless of your ability level. Talismans can act as a focus for increasing levels of magical energy. you will not always be in the mindset or have the ability to accurately connect to the forces when you need to. with no other methods. is the time when. negative entropic forces can insert themselves into your reality. Trust me.because your resonance (unless you have been really anal about what I have been saying above). those of us who have been in bad straights know this. 3. Remember. 4. if there is an opportunity for a negative spirit or trickster entity to step in. AKA increasing ability to influence reality. 2. In times of weakness. . At the most critical juncture when you have the least ability to (greatest stress and distraction). IF you rely on you and your connection only. is closer to that than anything else."But I don t need that. THERE IT IS..greater levels of social or physical chaos means the resistance to magic will be less... what better time to strike then when you are crippled. You have to sometimes have the resonance around to change the outcome without thinking.
Well if you want some suggestions on the altar Hands on Chaos Magic: Available by yours truly. . principle that will in fact work on your behalf before starting this. Pre-Requisite 3: You have to have a necklace of some sort you are going to empower. god. goddess.Talismonic Necklace Primer Pre-requisites Pre-requisite 1: Well you have to have a a relationship with a spirit. Pre-requisite 2: You have to have an altar set for said power that is active and has worked for you in the past.
Pray until you feel the presence of that divinity. . Sigilize through the methods in Hands On Chaos Magic your intention to create a talismon for the purpose of X into a mantra and sigil. Relax • State your Intention. Cleanse.Talismonic Necklace Primer • Banish. Nothing says success like excess. • Offer the spirit or godform you are working with offerings and prayers before continuing.
Ex De Ve Legba ( this is just something I made up). Continue till the necklace looks dry ( but do not towel dry it off ). This can be repeated multiple times for greater effect.Talismonic Necklace Primer II • After your altar is clearly humming with spiritual presences ( generally this takes 30 minutes or more for most people). So for example. Pull the necklace out of the herbal mixture. Wash necklace with herbs appropriate to the purpose of the work and that you intuitive feel are good mixes with the power you are working with ( every possible combination of this is IMPOSSIBLE for me to spell out. and the herbal or oil basis of this is too complex for this class). and place it on a towel ( of a color your divinity likes). said necklace should rest on the altar of the divinity being worked with. start your mantra while focusing the energies of the divinity down into the necklace. Repeat your mantra with the divinity you are working with while imagining the sigil for the spell work over the necklace. At the same time. • • • • . ( condensing greater energy into the necklace). When not being worn. Really get the herbs on the necklace and work work yourself into a trance through repetition and through feeling the divinity you work with around you. At the end of your mantra add the divinity you are working.
Gran Bwa is similar to the GreenMan. in Vodou we d use Gran Bwa. • Can make this more effective by turning on the herbs.Talismonic Necklace III • Can strengthen this over time. In paganism. . Other articles I have written offer means to summon the spirits of plants ( as in the spirit of all that type of plant) to really energize the herbs. • Even pushing your energy into the plants will help.
Be the puppeteer not the puppet.Manipulation. .
• If you can get someone else to do something you need done it saves your resources.you need them.The nice way and the not so nice way • In a massive critical situation. . they have resources.
• I could teach a whole weekend on this (so its mostly just useful to know that the material is out there) . "feel" adjectives. • Pay attention to the way they talk about things. • Value elicitation: If you can figure out what motivates them. or "sound" adjectives. Just rephrasing your ideas in line with the words they use for positive events ups your chances.The Win Win Scenario (Inspiration as manipulation) • If you can see a win win scenario. you can make your option sound like that. whether they use see adjectives. the trick is to have them see it too. and honestly believe that it will help the person.
its merely enough to meditate on the person to get the vibe Working with that meditation. you can take a little bit of the energy from the other person to just understand the vibe . and react in relation to what you learn Often if you have the meditation down. you can pick up the vibe. but effective is to first use the NLP techniques to get Rapport.Tapping In • • One technique. EMPATHY • • • . want to know specifics after getting the book?… Dinner… I like the fish place.) This is not enough to do harm. Then if you have energy work experiences. Masking your ideas in their energy makes anything seem FAR more agreeable (This is a more advanced technique but you can do this based on the information contained in 'Hands on Chaos Magic'. and if your good at reading etheric bodies. you will often know the best way to phrase things as you are projecting as their energy when you talk. not so nice. My Lover likes the fish place too..
even getting a lover is all about persuasion. and go for it. a significant portion of all communication is persuasion. the only difference is whether that persuasion is successful and how that persuasion is used. Make every conversation an opportunity. a desired outcome. .Killing More Hang Ups • Manipulation isn t bad.in fact. Persuasion is a form of manipulation. convincing a cop not to search your car. The root of human communication is persuasion. • Exercise: Have a goal for every conversation. • Remember getting a job. • Everyone is trying to persuade all the time.
.its over."Gotchas" in Persausion • The mark knows you are trying to manipulate them. • Present ideas in terms of what 'they' will get or if you know their values. present ideas in terms of those values. • Win-Win scenarios generally seem to work well when you can get people to listen. You have to be stealthy. • If you have sampled their energy. try to reproduce their vibe (advanced energy technique) and try to mirror their physical demeanor and breathing.
AKA be magnetic and sweet. not a STRIKE.Sweetener Spells • Sometimes people don t act in their best interest. So here's a class of spells to help• The key here is not to take the other person down and beat them to submission. .It s a sweetener.
to invoke Jesus or God. . would be in line with the original Jar spell. • Sigilize the intent into a mantra: (usually something like this): To Illuminate PERSON S NAME to the benefits of my proposal• PERSON'S NAME becomes sweet towards all of my ideas• Jesus or Goddess or (your choice) illuminate PERSON'S NAME and sweeten them towards this idea• BY THE WAY.Andrieh s Sweetner Jar Spell • Procedure in general: Details are in the handout.
write their name 3 times. applying it by rubbing it in toward you. do not dot the I s or cross the T s Add herbs and oils appropriate toward how you want to sweeten the person. State your Intent and take on a extremely positive vibe or an invoked state (it works either way). for cash. Do not lift your pen. you have to look up the candle color. Oil the candle with appropriate oil to your purpose. and dust it with an appropriate powdered incense (AGAIN depends on purpose) .Sweetener • • • • • • • • I like to get a picture of the person.green ( sometimes gold). On the back of the picture. surround their name with the sigilized mantra. and this will work without the herbs) Place Picture in jar. Banishing.but if that is not possible. 90 degrees crossing that write your name. Use what feels right and double check with divination. This is really one of the most important steps. Without raising your pen. For Love reconciliation. For other purposes.I will use pink.or the general vibe of the proposal (this is well beyond the class. a mental image will work. Place a candle on the metal top of the jar.
this effectively allows the energy to keep feeding more to the spell work. . Repeat as needed until you get a yes. • Leave the candle burning. Obtain gnosis and keep pushing until you feel it is complete.Sweetner 3 • Light the candle on top of the jar • Chant the mantra while visualizing the picture of the person inside the jar and pushing energy into the bottle while maintaining that positive state.
Not So Nice Manipulations
Roll on the Dark Side: These are strategies again not so much specific techniques
• Nothing says manipulation like the games of sexuality. Although women are commonly thought to use this more then men, it works both ways. • Be careful, the spurned lover is the most dangerous. Sometimes the flame that binds is the flame that destroys. • Divination will give you some weak points in the other persons persona. In a crass sense, (Babylon forgive me), seduction in this manner is often about fulfilling a need (saying you are the fullfillment of the need). o Mirroring, NLP- both solid techniques. o Ecstatic poison…. Generally, if you can link yourself to positive feelings and vibes more strongly, it will give you immense power. o You don t have to actually have sex, you only have to fulfill a need. o Cultural biases apply, be warned.
More Seduction Manipulation.
• Without going into too much strategy or specifics since this could be a week long class• The materials generally lean toward men showing 'Alpha Male' traits and being confident and somewhat charismatic and women being nurturing and coy. Generally, INVOKING and then talking to the person is the easiest way to be something you feel you are not. • This may not apply to all situations and combinations of personsuse your intuition from before to discern what may best work for YOU and your situation(s). • Energy mirroring (if you understand what to reflect back) is a very solid technique. For instance, if you can mirror someone's energy back to them, slightly infused with Venusian vibrations, this would be very effective in many/most situations.
§ The more information you have from linear or nonlinear sources about the people you are around.Everyone knows about the breast rule for getting out of the speeding ticket. as you can customize the vibrations you choose to send out. the better your chances to manipulate them. § See Psychic Shell games in Hands On Chaos magic. and projective empathy is a fundamental route to this...right? • In the long term this could be immensely useful. .When to do this • .
and visualize the thoughts over them while using certain NLP techniques to get compliance. • Essentially the techniques come down to overpowering someone's thoughts with your own. Not to give away my techniques in full. .) • SUBWAY practice routine.. • (. this takes enormous confidence backed by clarity of will. but I just put myself in a standing trance..Direct Mental Control • As risky as seduction for different reasons. • IF you do the Object Concentration exercises and focus..These are not the droids you are looking for. you can usually get this to work for simple commands. Effectively..
or must be able to credibly and confidently pull off the idea that you are. • To use this you must either be in a position of power. DO NOT try to intimidate as that will tend to cause a nasty backlash.Intimidation • Fear can be a great motivator. . • If you are in a position of political weakness.
Gently shake loose the kundalini at the base of the spine… Maintain CONTROL. Best in those one off situations. Some people will respond by puffing up. I usually take the kunadlini and imagine that and the wolf vibe filling my eyes even more then your body. 5. Maintain CONTROL.make it compelling and strong. Cause a rising in your kundalini. . 1. which many people will. IF they look away. imagine with your five senses becoming a were wolf. Imagine your body much larger then it is. really push in your manipulation (or just make your request). 4.Andrieh s Favorite Technique • Atavistic Wolf Shapeshifting (no this wont be in your packet). allow yourself to focus all of that energy into your eyes. 2. As the body fills up with that primal energy. DEAD EYE people you are talking to while fully and completely wolfed out. As your skin and hair start to transform. 3. keep both the kundalini and wolf vibe going. I have avoided lots of fights with this. so if you use this technique.
. Death. and Other Not so Nice stuff: Working with Entropy.Bindings.
Sometimes they give you no other option. I would have no problems taking a Glock to their head.No I am not going to give you a death spell. . Sometimes your life or the life of those you care about is on the line. you shouldn t pick up the wand eitherwhether it be to hurt or imprison. • Clifford will do that tomorrow at 11-ish. people will not be reasonable. sometimes you got to put a mad dog down. • Sometimes. if someone were seriously threatening to kill someone I care about. • YES. • Why bother? Sometimes there is more at stake then EGO. If you are unwilling to do that. so why be redundant? • This is about the mental process involved in doing this.
or death is the not so nice way. • The Gladitor beats his or her chest in triumph glory over the defeat of their enemy…. I would do a binding first. If it gets to the point that you need to take these kind of actions…. Honestly. • Serious illness.This is in fact useful sometimes (see intimidation).The Assassin Versus the Gladiator • Bindings are the nicer way but you MUST know they will work. merely does it in cold efficient fashion. The cold efficiency of the Assassin will serve you well. unless the situation was extremely critical or the person REALLY PISSED ME OFF ( that usually means in a way above and beyond the call of duty). • The assassin takes no credit for the act. .
the target STILL has a link back to you and you are still connected to the negative energies you pushed toward them. are you able to have enough mental control to let it go after taking action? • If you don t let it go. . All of the detoxifying and other empowering things. If you are pissed enough to do this .The problem with Curses • It is not 'Karma in practice' (people do a lot of things with no adverse reaction to themselves) • The problem is DETACHMENT and doing everything else I talked about earlier. Yes banishing is critically important.
The practice here.Removing Someone • Death spells are relatively hard. is in focus and having build the relationships with the dead and the lords of the dead. but are tricky to control. you really only need them out of the way or out of commission o o o While I wont tell you exactly how to do one. . That takes a lot of backend work. The angry dead will work fast.) Your best strategies for sickness involve the dead. and do work. (unless you d like to buy me and my lover a nice dinner…. or entropic spirits to a point you can get a dead spirit to do this on command. Entropic spirits of a darker nature can actually be easier to control. SEE WARNING about removing toxins and keeping your energy clear afterwords.
• Get into a deep trance state. It is helpful to aspect to a godform so it has the element of divine justice. and lessons the burden on your subconsious) • Hit the target FIRST with an outright entropic or vampiric attack. or aspect to a really nasty spirit (makes it looks like they did it. with entropic agents. hitting vampiric techniques to use their energy against them. • Are you sure? Hesitation = failure. you have to work alot harder. Have blood or hair? You're golden. . If you have to visualize the person and have no name. • The better your link.Binding: Sometimes a good bet • fffff In practice there are a few keys to a succesful binding. the better this seems to work. I prefer both.
• Ironically. many warrior gods (and goddesses).Binding Strategies • This entropic attack could be a demonic attack. life force draining. Against an already weakened person.with no law. when they are giving you no alternatives. or assult on their auric shell. Against a magician? You better hit them first. someone in a position of power probably should be treated as a magician (hit them first). Strongly. An effective binding. For any intensive points. and other such entities will often be very willing to help. if you are clearly in a righteous position. Consider this. is in fact not malicious. the angels. • Binding is often more humane then out and out death spells. would this person do what they are doing to you or yours to other people (and do you care?) . mental assult. this isn t an issue.
(Lather. repeat last point.in that the target will alienate themelves. rinse. • THIS REQUIRES YOU to DETOXIFY. lest you find your own mind broken. is very effective. Met Kaufu. my friends. etc. Gods and goddesses: Set. Choronzon.The Madness of the Shadow • Self-destruction to me is always far more satisfying then an out right death curse.) . demons. Its easier and usually far more effective. • Madness.
also furthering the madness. • At the beginning of their sleep. Evoke when they are sleeping. • Nightmare manipulations are a great technique. but requiring more effort.Strategies for using madness against someone • Find out when they sleep. • Effectively removing someone with madness usually requires an entropic strike. Evoking near the middle of their sleep leaves them more vulnerable to this. this will prevent them from sleeping. then hit them again with the madness. or pay someone to disrupt their sleeping if possible. . Hit them with entrophy.
you can personify these energies into spirits. .Vampiric Familiars which return energy back to you from them are ideal (they further empower you.through the sampling technique mentioned earlier. you can EVOKE their shadow selves. o o o IF you have a link. replacng the energy you sent with what you got from them). (Want the actual how-to manual? Dinner at the fish place for me and my lover.) • Once you have a sense of their weaknesses.Shadow Empowerment • One of the most effective techniques of madness and self destruction I have is not a direct confrontation. The truly bold can attach secondary familiars to these shards. Empowering the Spirits from their shadow and feeding their own negative tendencies and allowing these spirits to return.
Strategic Success .
Lets review (Skillsets) • • • • • • Meditation and Focus Gathering the basics (enchantment) Detoxify Good Luck and Protection Manipulation Personal Removal .
you will have some that you need to work on but will likely have strengths in other areas that can be used to compensate.Strengths and Weaknesses • Everyone will have strengths and weakness across their magical ability set. and external reality. strategy becomes insanely important.after a crisis there in fact may be no going back to what was… Meaning the vision must be consistent with the current sphere of environmental reality. personality. • REMEMBER. Strategy implies having a vision. . • EVERY magical act has to be synthesized with real world steps. • Once the basics are taken care of (remember priorities?). This means that among these tools.
. not so useful if you cant get gas. showing yourself useful to the people who have power is in fact useful. Likewise. on the other hand. That s useful and a plausible vision to work towards. for example.a large flat screen television might not be so useful. if we were in some sort of government camp. • Having a solid tribe around you that supports you. a nuclear event... and means to sustainably produce your own food and having a secure source of drinkable water.Vision • After.. Likewise a car. • The environmental conditions can rapidly change when things are uncertain. Different environmental situations require different vision. . Now a rideable horse with a cart. Any vision must be adaptable.
Even if times are relatively good after a personal trauma. if people have food. but it also breaks many bounds that hold us. Remember less control = magic has more weight. • Envision yourself as the phoenix. • Global events break down social constraints allowing for more magical manipulations. Happiness is statistically MORE difficult to obtain in more technologically developed and industrialized countries. and the greater the happiness. Personal trauma sucks. this is the time to transform and alchemize any internal issues. • Personal trauma is an opportunity for personal growth if handled right. and shelter… the less mechanized the culture. Invoke often. You can have it despite external conditions. the greater interconnects between people. • Enjoy the little things at every stage and laugh as much as you can!!!!! . Basically. You can control your happiness. renewed vigor.Hard Conditions are Opportunities • Happiness is a state of mind.
Do what you need to in the physical world. They say they will. Don t forget art (if you have free time. Quickly. get to a non-white ghetto (seriously). There is every reason to suspect in the absence of law.before such an event ever takes place. Need to fish? Figure it out. but that s when you know who are your real friends. art will sooth the soul). Its usually not the people you expect who come to visit you in the hospital. it would be safest to keep the fact you are a magician or witch secret unless you are in a tribe that supports it. Always increase your sphere of availability.Last Notes • For critical large scale events. • • • • • . (This is unfortunately something we need to weigh out now. Adapt. minorities have much more faith and belief in superstition and you might be able to parlay your Brujah status or Witch status into valuable social capital (through working for the people or through intimidation or both) I would personally not take my chances in any predominately white area if all hell broke loose. Reaching for the next goal. Need to farm? Do it. take them at their words. Tragedy reveals character more then anything else does.) If the first step is not possible. some radicalized groups would in fact try to kill you.
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