Second book of the year and apart from its admirable ethos, there’s nothing to recommend. Repeated, rambling paragraphs. Friends of the author would enjoy hearing her voice, but there’s nothing academically or practically stretching here for me.
A grey, orange, red, and black sigil for a certain person who doesn’t need to be here.
Have dominion over your own mind. Strive to only entertain positive thought processes, as nobody or thing has any right to make you feel or act any worse than your best.Jason Louv
Fire Evocation (element evocation: three of five).
Spoken word, Xaos, thirty seconds.
Written by Travis Bowman.
This morning’s Chaos Abramelin Operation completed and I am suitably inflamed:
- HGA embodied;
- elements evoked;
- chakras balanced;
- shields up.
Teach me a practical working
Have you got a spell to share with me?
I’m not interested in illumination work or evoking dryads - I’m already performing my daily Abramelin Operation and ‘working with spirits’ as far as I can.
I’m a chaos magickian; along with my interest in ‘high magick’ and illumination, I’m very interested in tactical magick, strategic sorcery and practical workings, sometimes known as ‘low magick’, often referred to as results magick.
Such practical magick can be stripped down to bare bones of intention, experience (‘ritual’), and result.
So what rite have you got to share with me and the details of the intent and result please? If you had a way of creating X result in <8 days, I’d be very excited to perform a similar working to achieve X. If it doesn’t ‘work’ for me, I won’t whinge, I’ll simply work to on my version of the rite to achieve the result. I’m not afraid of a little work.
I must reiterate that I’m not interested in ‘connecting to an astral channel’ or ‘banishing my fears’ as I’m all good for those personal illumination experiences. I’m looking for practical results, and I’m very interested in your intent (desire), ritual (experience), and result (achievement). I’d be happy to debate the definition of ‘practical’ another time; this query is about your practical magick - please share.
What can you teach me that you find delivers real-world results?
Anonymous asked: Somebody at my work is giving me major grief. Any ideas on how to reduce the intensity of grief or remove it all together? thanks
We may not be able to control people’s actions, but we absolutely can control and change our reactions.
This is especially powerful if the person in question is reacting to your reactions ad infinitum.
You must have dominion over your own mind and emotions; you must be the eye of the storm, the calm centre of the grindstone, the quiet middle of the seesaw. Equilibrium. Equanimity.
If you can listen, and hear the meanings and needs behind the person’s words and grievous actions, you will be a wise and powerful jedi.
If you purse your lips; look away; stare; repeat their stupid words back to them in parrot fashion and hold fast to ‘being right’ then you’re collaborating in the malice and and creating a toxic relationship.
Remove yourself from the equation and see what is really going on with this person. Seek simplicity; have humility; be compassionate. Let them have no reason to dislike you or your work, and when that is crystal clear, see how stupid they look to everyone if they ever try to ridicule you.
Oh the magick? Well you might work on your water / emotional / green / orange / yellow shields and program your energy routes to be calm and free-flowing.
A daily ritual to install equanimity would be a big help - think about designating a glyph of sigil for ‘emotional strength and patience’ along with a hand mudra or nonsense keyword mantra.
Perhaps try to create an information conduit (an input / output upload / download cable) with the person to engage in firmware upgrades and direct communication - see what they really want and how you can be out of their sights. What do they have such difficulty in communicating? What are they feeling inferior about?
Create a small ball of air and water energies and have it embedded in your aura; when needed, send the planetoid out into the person’s aura and have it release their tension and misunderstandings. Program the glowing planet with helpful emotions and the clarity of cognitive understanding.
Become invisible. You’ll need to learn how to tune out of people’s mental and emotional wavelengths. Most magi experiment with various types of ‘don’t notice me’ invisibility, so do your own research and astral rituals.
Curse them. At home, summon all the hate and spite they’ve given you, and let it burn in your belly and heart - add your base emotions and your darkest most sub-human anger and cruelty. Shout out the curse words and vileness and screw your face and body up until you’re a glowing coal of rage. Release in a howl and throw your hands ‘at’ the person through the astral aether. Let them be hit by the full force of your anger, and be cursed with the karma (‘what they have created, so are they owed’) of their own actions.
I hope there are some ideas here that you can expand upon and use.
(I do not believe in ‘karma’ in any mystical sense, it’s just a word I use for cause and effect.)
Those dreadful ‘spiritual’ people
Like all sane people, I cringe when I hear some headband wearing person say ‘I’m not religious, but I’m a very spiritual person’.
I’m not saying they should be smacked in the chops whenever they utter this trite tripe, but, like you perhaps, I’d like them to recognise how limp the phrase has come to sound.
But wait! If a person explains that they have a spiritual practice, that they set aside time for their illumination or devotional work, or that they follow a rigourous path, then suddenly it is us who can learn and show interest. Maybe they’ll even use the words ‘praxis’ and ‘orthopraxy’ and deign to explain what they do and how they approach their path. Sharing such acts is a gift, and worth a thousand ‘spiritually minded’ conversations.
I’m not saying we should be smacked in the chops for assuming people who wear handbands don’t ‘do’ anything, but I am now primed to listen to anyone’s practice, if it’s important to them.