Thursday, June 15, 2006

A Quick on How Magick Works by The Mighty Zin-Zin Bodieo

Occult magick, witchcraft, and shamanism is concerned with the re-ordering of reality through the re-ordering of consciousness and the accessing of will. The magickian aims the change self, consciousness, and/or peripheral reality in accord with will. Through migickal practice and ritual the magickian aims to cultivate the consciousness necessary to manifest such change.


Most occult practices presume a sympathetic model of the planet or universe- a web of life, if you like. The Idea that the we are One, yet Many. While in the reality-tunnel of our "normal" state of consciousness, we believe ourselves as autonomic, individual, and un-connected to the whole. But it is not far-fetched to entertain the concept that we are as yet unable to perceive 'higher' levels of existence.

When you alter your reality through ritual, sex, drugs, sensory deprivation, or what you will, 'normal' reality ceases to be and we can access a seemingly 'mystic' dimension, whether it be a dimension of the mind or an actual dimension in space. Magickians and Shamans of yore knew that too much time spent in the mundane world and 'normal' consciousness would cause them to 'forget' alernity and thus sabotage the success of their magick, whether it be healing, precognition, or controlling weather. They knew that the common world view of individual separateness worked as a wall to block the underlying magickal sympathetic reality while bombarding them with doubt, interference, reactionary thinking, and criticism. That is why they took care to break routine now and then incorporating such acts as fasting in the desert, strange rites, ingestion of drugs, vision quests, and prolonged sexual abstinence and/or activity into their lifestyles. Harvard psychologist William James believed altered states of consciousness are the key to magical powers, the key to becoming artists of our own lives. Altered states lets us put off the cloak of culture and tune into the primary self where the future rests ripe for manipulation, if you will. Dr. James said,"Actualities seems to float in a wider sea of possibilities from out of which they are chosen."


Magickal reality pre-supposes the existence of a free-for-all power source - that "divine" energy which has its center everywhere and circumference nowhere- variously called the Archetypal World, the lifeforce, Void, Atman, Tao, Anima Mundi, Spirit, Chaos, God, etc. This is the stuff from which magick, inspiration and genius stems. It is the thread which connects us to the ancient mind, the Great Memory, the Akashic Records, or the Aboriginal Dreamtime, holding the potential of future as well as the tapestry of the past. It is the force which, upon amalgamation and application of conscious will, allows us to speak the language of our primal ancestors: animals, insects,plants, algaes, stones, rivers, and, earlier still, the stars, and, perhaps even to communicate with our future selves....

Coming Soon Pt. 2 Summioning Eris For Fun and Magick or What Kind of Hair is That?

3 Comments:

Anonymous Brad Jacobson said...

"They knew that the common world view of individual separateness worked as a wall to block the underlying magickal sympathetic reality while bombarding them with doubt, interference, reactionary thinking, and criticism."
---that's it!! we forget oursevles. but then we remember, oh joy!:)
Great article, thanks for posting.
Kevin-have you read anything by a gal named Elisabeth Haich?
cheers,
Brad

9:18 AM  
Blogger Kevin said...

no... however, on your recommendation, I read over some of her past life experiences and was struck by the similarities between her recollections and aleister crowley's... i wil read more... thanks

10:49 AM  
Blogger Galactic Phil Collins said...

Brad rocks! Now lick my plate....

10:51 AM  

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