The Man, The Myth, The Legend!
Without Bardon, I would’ve never sunked into this addiction that is called magick. For that, and his seminal works, I am truly grateful!
Finally, someone mentioned it.
I never understood the big deal w/ DIYing you’re own magick. I mean really, the only reason one should be DIYing ones magick is that said technique has not been made up yet – there is a plethora of sources one can grab and utilize that has inherent power from the many years of activity.
And this is coming from a guy who was a chaote, and now a sorcerer – my whole trade business is being DIY, and all I’m sayin that it’s quite inefficient not to take advantage of the resources one has the means to reach.
If you’re a beginner or even an early intermediate level practitioner, try to avoid “DIYing” your own way because…..
- You are still new (especially the noobs), you don’t understand the mechanics behind why and how a spell works.
- Unless you are Neo, your inherent powers/energies that needs to fuel your own DIY spell won’t be enough.
- Piggybacking on the inherent energies built upon the “standard/staple” spell is just plain smart.
- Why go against a tried and true formula?
Overall, DIY magick has it’s place, but be wary of ones who preaches that this is the only way. Eventually, one will reach that level where you DIY everything but that’s in a whole different level of understanding of magick and the universe itself.
I recently saw this movie. I’m a big fan of time travel movies, and Rachel McAdams, but more so time travel movies – she was just a bonus.
Anyways, the mechanic of the “time traveling” in this movie is that basically, you’re shifting your consciousness to a certain point in your life and reliving it/changing it and then you can shift back to the present; you can only go to the past as well – no future. You can then live w/ the consequences or keep redoing what you’ve done.
When I saw this, I was gleefully amused in my mind – because this was one of my theories/method on how a magickian can “travel back” in time. (and as a side bonus, gain immortality of sorts). Mind you, this was not the first movie to use such a “trick” – I think the Butterfly Effect had the same idea.
Just a simple breakdown, modern physics basically says that to be able to rip through time and space (thus gaining the first part of how to travel through time), one must be able to have access to an absurd amount energy that is currently not available to us.
So it got me thinking, how would I, a sorcerer, would go upon time traveling? And the answer I got was to shift my consciousness back.
Now to actually do it…..let’s just say it’s in my TODO pile, lol.
A friend of mine recently recommended these 2 books, with the purpose of “supercharging” my IIH practice.
I read through both of it and here are some points I learned (or things that were again reinforced in my way of thinking, in regards to the esoteric).
- It takes time to become a l33t magus. Eastern & Western mythos/stories/history has proven these points to be true. That’s why I am always wary of proclaimed masters of magick who can show you the secret way to become a super magi in just a couple of lessons, and some dedicated funds along the way. It’s a slow, and long road, to achieve that immortal soul.
- One doesn’t have to follow a religion/dogma to become a magi.
- With great power comes great responsibility.
- To know, to dare, to will, to be silent.
- Being able to meditate is a must.
- Even though terminology will quite differ; gradual development is recommended in learning.
- The only way one can learn quickly, is probably through a very dangerous method, or said person is quite gifted.
Overall, even though wordings are different due to the influences of culture – the main point is always the same. The reach a level beyond human understanding as to really discover the truths of this world.
P.S: Reading these books feels like I am watching a good ol’ kung fu flick, lol.
Don’t eat too much chocolates…..and don’t come in the gingerbread house…..and make sure to walk the other way when the Headless Horseman comes.