I feel that I, and therefore I can assume that this is equally true of at least some of you, sometimes look too much at the big picture and forget that it is all made up from smaller, less fancy images. It’s wood for the tress territory really. As Magicians we tend to think more in grand, big picture, widescreen extravaganza terms more than the microscopical building blocks of our day to day lives. But As Above IS So Below and personally, I think it’s time for me to work on that bit, for a bit.
I have been reading and studying a lot about the so called “Left hand path” over the last while. The study has been both very rewarding and equally annoying. The main reason for annoyance is that so many LHP books start off great, full of great insights, practical ideas, theories to free your mind and then about half way through it starts talking about Vampires or something equally Teenage fantasy.
Now, I am all for using Vampires as symbols for something else or to represent parts of the mind or whatever. The problem is that that’s not how they are being used. They are being quite serious.