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.
From what I have gleaned on, during my years of research, I firmly know that my default sphere is of Jupiter – don’t ask me how I found this out or my astrological charts/research to back this up since I don’t have one. This is mostly from intuition and life experience.
With that said, I’ve also supercharged my sphere w/ the Jupiterian Cashbox I’ve made resident in my altar.
So overall, life has been good; success w/ endeavors, having enough money when I need it, blessings all around, etc.
Now recently, my boss got fired from work – and this puts me in prime position towards gaining the vacant spot, if I choose to grab it. However, this makes me think of how my work is affecting things around me.
That move/occurrence was such a surprise since this workplace is not exactly cutthroat corporate, like where I used to work. They keep their crappier employees and gives them work that is less burdensome. This place do not have a history of firing people, and they do have a hard time letting go (much to my dismay). So I was surprised that this happened, since my boss had history with them as well.
It made me wonder and drew comparison w/ an anime I’ve recently watched called “Zetsuen No Tempest”.
There was this one scenario where this girl/princess is protected by a magickal talisman that will do everything for her to achieve things in her favor. She was so afraid that this thing will do anything to shift the probabilities in her favour that it would go back in time and kill a certain person, in which will cause a chain of events in her favour.
Pretty far fetch but when I thought about it, would my magickal placements do that for me? Push the probabilities in my favour that a seemingly unfathomable scenario would actually occur to make way for me?
For the most part, I am the type of guy who is open to suggestions – since I know that I don’t know everything in life and the beyond.
However, I feel awkward listening to people who give advice to things they know nothing about…..like for sure I know this person isn’t into a level where I know they can give me advice on something – since I know personally, they haven’t done any of that type of magick – so to me, it’s all just armchairing and theory at best. The sad part is that they can’t even see it. I wish I can tell them to STFU and mind their own business and actually work on their shit, and reach and gain something – instead of jumping around back and forth like a little kid but can’t even reach a certain level of proficiency.
I don’t mean to sound condescending, like I am some l33t uber sorcerer; but I do know people (mages or muggles) who gets it, from people who don’t get it.
I finally got the dogtags that I wanted, and I gave some of it to my bandmates. However, I added a little magick on them as I’ve blessed them for band success. The magick of Jovian blessings are on them and around them now, powered by yours truly.
For the most part, success magick cast on my band has only reaped good things for us so I am not worried about me screwing it up, lol.
do as you wilt…..
I’m not a big preacher on things, I keep to myself normally and let others do as they want. It’s already a full time responsibility keeping myself out of trouble, don’t need to be responsible for others as well.
However, I’ve noticed lately that magick has been a little bit too “mainstream” for my taste.
Sell this, I can do that, etc etc.
Not my cup of tea, I suppose.
I was reading this post about how this person was doing this, and was doing that – and in the end of it all, he realized that he was living averagely…..
So, this guy was going out, having sex, playing video games, working the job he wanted…..and he was living averagely.
So here I am, thinking about my life in general right now.
My weekday looks like; go to work, leave work, do errands, go home, watch some shows, read some blogs, watch some youtubes, surf the net, read & workout (which can be martial arts, strength training, or dancing) or play guitar or work on chess – and do some magicking (sometimes I take some work home). Weekends; work as well, band rehearsal, do some projects (like work on car), go out, have fun, and do some magicking.
And this is the cycle with some stuff in between.
So does that mean I am living averagely?
When I looked at what the guy was doing, and what I was doing as well – there is no way in hell that we are living averagely? But I do feel his problem though but maybe the wording is wrong.
So maybe he/I are not living averagely, maybe we are living routinely?
You know what they say, variety is the spice of life.
Spice it up!
The so called “sorcerers” are by no means initiates but only imitators to the mysteries, who counting partly on the ignorance and partly on the credulity of the individuality or a whole nation in order to reach their selfish aims by, lies and fraud.
Franz Bardon, Initiation Into Hermetics
Don’t get me wrong, I love IIH and I totally respect Bardon but that kind of view is prolly one of the only things I will disagree on – it’s a minor point in the book, but it’s a major point as a perspective on what a practitioner is, how they should act, etc.
I think I read something about alignment a couple of days ago…..
But anyways, when I first saw Star Wars – I thought it was pretty cool, basically space knights, until it started preaching what good and evil was, right and wrong, etc. I didn’t like how straight and cut the view was on life in general, even if it was set in the far, far away universe - and same thing with IIH and Bardons view on magi/sorcerers.
Mind you, it’s just a minor point in a book filled with chockful and helpful techniques, and even the way the B&W mirror exercise is setup, you don’t come out as a pre-programmed Jedi but something more of your natural self.
So yes, I’m pretty much admit that I’m a Bardonian Sorcerer, and I’m ok with that.