I feel that I’m really up to the point where I need/want to start refining my skill set and really nail down my own style of working the arcana.
I’m pretty comfortable w/ my working theory on magick as a whole; the howtos and whys – mind you, I’m not saying that I’ve discovered the secrets of magick, moreso that the tidbits here and there in this world has started to simmer in my brain and has started to form into working theories I can use. There is still so much to discover and I feel that in this step, I can finally start discovering.
My practical skills are up to par, I do some things really well and some things are left passable but it’s a working progress. As long as I don’t get conceited and forget that I am still a student who knows some things here and there who can achieve certain results – my progression should be alright. Till I can blast people w/ fire balls or fly, I’ll be in my little training corner working and training.
Overall, I suppose I am in the refinement part of my training. I’ve gotten the fundamentals down and now I really have to let my own creativity and self expression flourish through my magick.
Been hunkering down, going through a magickal woodshedding session, trying to figure out how to make my magick more efficient, practical & effective.
IIH Immersion: I’ve kinda taken a pause on progressing through IIH and really just take my time polishing the techs I feel most beneficial for me; like more understanding of the elements, or being able to connect to other beings. Recently, my clairvoyance skills has really gone up a level; in that half sleep state, I’m able to hear the thoughts of others that pertains to me – quite interesting experiences, I haven’t been able to replicate it at any event however.
Clients: One more client to go. The last one I was working with kinda ended abruptly and while I have mix feelings as to the desire, I did my best w/ the working I prepared for him. I even sacrificed a magickal tool of mine that I’ve been saving for years, for a special event, and used it for the clients ritual. While I am on the edge regarding the result, the scientist/magus in me wants to see results.
Misc: Been re-reading some old ChM texts, trying to re-inspire the “mad” scientist/mage inside of me. Somewhat working. The problem is time and energy. Work has been going at me and the mental fatigue it causes me tires me considerably, I don’t want to quit and probably wont but I have to find a solution to this.
[EDIT] Layout change, HUZZAH!!!!!
Kumaré is an American 2011 documentary film directed by Vikram Gandhi.
To record the documentary, American filmmaker Vikram Gandhi transformed himself into Sri Kumaré, an enlightened guru from a fictional village in India, by adopting a fake Indian accent and growing out his hair and beard. In the film, Kumaré travels to Arizona to spread his made-up philosophy and gain sincere followers.
Kumaré premiered at the 2011 South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW), where it received the festival’s Feature Film Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature. Gandhi came up with the idea of a fictional guru while recording another documentary film about yogis and their followers.
I did a muggle review for this but here, I will do this from a sorcerers POV.
What I find interesting, overall, with this mans journey is that he actually took the steps to becoming a self professes, self initiated guru of sorts; he learned from others, put in some time in practice, etc. So while becoming a fake guru for his documentary, he kinda became a somewhat close representation, lol.
IIH Immersion: I’m on to Step V currently and is working on polishing certain bits. The hardest part of working with IIH at the moment is that I’ve acquired/learned comparable skills from other systems/traditions. I must have the right frame of mind to be able to discern if those skills that I’ve learned already are up to par with the standards that IIH ask for and to be able to truthfully say that if they are not, take the time and learn said skill(s).
Projects: Financial Sorcery ala Cashbox is a success, I’m thinking of other projects at the moment but I want to start doing something along side IIH. TBH, it’s kinda boring just doing IIH by itself and I’m not the type of fellar to just sit around – I like to multi-task.
So potential projects are Demonology, something I’m quite familiar with even though I’ve never really sunk my teeth into it, there’s also a Seduction project/technique I am going to work with, and some micro techs I want to acquire – just for my pleasure.
Clients: Nothing new at this front so far. I think we are at the phase where I have to wait it out and see what blooms out of the spells I did for them awhile back. Unfortunately, some of them can’t keep patient – understandable but they don’t seem to understand that doing magick for others isn’t going to the grocery store and asking for cigarettes. I guess I find their expectations a bit unrealistic (lol, that’s funny coming from a sorcerer)
Misc: Geomancy has been a great addition to my skill set, need to read up on more material to it though. Lucid dreaming has kinda stopped, I’m waiting till I get to that step in IIH – I figure I must be missing something and that between the steps of IIH, I can finally figure out why and maybe show others who has been having a hard time as well. Just waiting for the cover of the TOHO ezine. Still writing but it’s a slow affair.
On a side note, I think I finally got my muse back so…..Happy Spring Y’all!
I’ve posted on this blog my work and accounts with this item, just go check out the “experiments” tab of this blog for my previous post (because I am that lazy to have to link them for you, take that)
This is pretty much the exact account on how I created my Jupiterian Cash Box with the help of the entities from NAP, a grimoire I’ve been working with for quite some time now. I thought I’d share this with you all, for study purposes or to create your own.
I’ve had a couple of wooden boxes that I bought from the dollar store, for the purpose of doing something magickal with them. I’ve always been fascinated w/ magickal boxes so I thought this project was a perfect fit for what I was trying to do.
On the physical box, I ended up painting it blue outside and yellow inside. I marked the outside w/ the symbol & seal of Jupiter, some words of power like the names of the entities I planned to contact, money sign as well and a pentagram symbol as well for good measure.
Inside the box, on the lid part of it, I painted the symbol & seal of Mercury and the words of power associated with this symbol as well. I also left some real money, coins, a magnet and a petition of what I want to happen inside as well.
I want to be in a financially excellent situation.
I want to be able to acquire anything I please.
I want to receive funds wherever possible.
I want to attract wealth and fortune from every avenue.
I want to be able to win any contest.
The main ritual part of this working was done through the entities of NAP, some planetary magick and the NAP Attracting and Banishing Rituals, since I thought this tech was being underused/valued and you never hear of its usage. The ritual is in 3 parts; calling in Arzel, then Mercury, then Jupiter.
Mind you, I’ve skipped certain things since I’m very familiar with this system but if you are a beginner, you might want to do everything by the book.
I call on thee, Mighty Arzel.
Bless this endeavor to success.
Gods of Mercury, hear my plea.
Bless this box with your grace.
I then used the NAP Mercury Attracting Ritual.
Gods of Jupiter, hear my plea
Bless this box with your almighty powers.
Oh Nitika, Genius Of Wealth.
Bless this box so money shall come to me, enough and to spare.
With these words, I beseech thee;
Oh Mighty Elubatel, this humble servant beseech thee.
Bless this box so that it may bring its possessor success.
I beseech thee with these words,
Oh Powerful Labezerin, I beseech thee.
Bless this box so that it may bring good fortunes to those want it.
Hear my plea,
I then used the NAP Jupiter Attracting Ritual to close off the ritual and seal the energies,
Then, for 7 days or so, I did some supplementary charging via NAP Attracting Ritual. I also ended up leaving a permanent spot for it in my altar.
Its’ main strength, I believe, is its’ flexibility. You can have it permanently charging certain desires you want accomplished or you can have it temporarily spread prosperity by charging certain things. I’d leave game cards, cash, petitions regarding prosperity in this box. You can leave your resume in there if you’re looking for a job (and if your box is big enough). You can take some dirt from your bank, etc. You can put a petition for your friend who needs help.
The sky is the limit with this little trinket.
Hope it brings you as much prosperity as it does to me and my family.