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.
SO I STARTED MEDITATING…again.
Well, but of course, I have tried to regularly meditate before. It’s been an on and off lark for most of my life but I have never been successful in keeping it up longer than a few weeks. All going to plan, this time I will stick to it. I think I will, I have a new trick – I lie down.
I recently read Frater U.D’s book Money Magic which you can download over on the Internet Archive page. Not sure if it’s posted legally or not, but you can decide by looking HERE. I don’t know a lot about Frater U.D other than he is German and his book on Sigil Magic is widely recommended as the book on the subject. Personally, I haven’t read his Sigil book, I got most of my Sigil Magic from Gordon over on Runesoup, but having read UD’s Money Magic book I might have a read of his other stuff. I really liked it. Easy read, well researched and gives decent arguments for his assertions without getting too bogged down on details. Have a look, you’ll read through the whole thing in a few hours.
Just before Christmas I had a discussion with my Sister and Mother about why magick seems to work for some people and not others. Or even, why it seems to only work some of the time. The same theme came up again in an online chat I was having this morning and I found myself offering the same answer. A-ha, I thought, I have a topic for my first blog post of the year!