Whats New Kitty Cat?

I’ve been out of touch with the whole occult scene for a decade now – what’s new and exciting these days?

The last time I was active here, it was pretty bustling – lots of new faces, lots of new magickal systems, lots of players basically. But now, it seems so quiet? Where do I go to get inspired?

[edit] A lot of the old haunts I used to hang out in has an odd feeling towards it… like a polish of monetization all over it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not being down on said people/entities, my most successful sorcery are financial sorcerys’; but I do cringe on the overly, in your face, I’m making money off you kinda shenanigans.

Just an observation and personal bias, not life or financial advice xD

A World of Wishes

As you can see from my last post, I haven’t wrote anything about the occult since 2019. That is even a tad more false as I probably didn’t do anything slightly magickal for a half a decade or so.

To be honest, life just took over and the ROI of practicing magick wasn’t enough – also coupled with my dissatisfaction that my progress wasn’t going anywhere. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t think my time with sorcery was a waste of time – I gained so much of it, especially in a sense of widening my scope of the world and looking through it in different view. Life just really took over and my priorities shifted over to more pressing things.

With that said, looking at my current self; it feels like something is missing. I’ve been feeling it for awhile – I feel like my mental balance is out of whack, what used to be a sharp sword has now turned into a dull blade. Things I never felt before, I am now recognizing (which I don’t know if it’s a good or bad thing)

One of the things that was good with occult practice was that there was a beneficial side effect of having discipline, something that I am currently lacking at the moment. It feels like, if I were to quantify mental energy in levels of 1 – 100, it would be under 50 and since my mental state is so weak – I’ve been more susceptible to mental afflictions I normally didn’t let in my mental sphere.

Another Crossroad?

So here we are again, at another impasse in life… What do I do? I am not fond of my current mental state, I do not enjoy lacking mental tools and control over myself. I am also at the phase of my life where I want to enjoy it, and ultimately be happy.

Will taking up the mantle of sorcerer make me happy? Will it make me fulfilled again? I feel like in my previous endeavor, I didn’t make enough of a progress that I wanted to but it didn’t make me feel unhappy – the fact that I was adventuring through unexplored territories made me feel at ease.

No matter how I proceed, I do know that I need to make current changes in my life – recognizing this is the first step of it.

Magick, As Art and Science

Magick has been a part of human history since the discovery of fire, from the great magis’ of Egyptian lore, to the modern kaotes of today. Magick has been a part of human lore for quite some time now but no one has been able to explain it, or come close to proving it to the masses.

Yet, we have thousands of practitioners all around the work partaking in this art. Why? If I’m such a logical person, choose to spend my time in research, follow and practice such an arcane and archaic paradigm of the world.

This is a complicated answer that boils down to personal beliefs and a gamble.

Why Magick?

For one thing, it is my belief to be open minded and not to choose to close any doors in expanding and evolving human evolution.

I believe that magick is one of the paths that one can.

Even with the growth and evolution of science, there’s still a whole lot of things in the universe that one can’t explain, and the more we delve into the scientific studies, a lot more things come into light that we can’t explain (i.e how the brain works, or gravity).

Think of the things we have now, that people of the past did not have. In their eyes, cellphones and guns would’ve witchcraft and sorcery.

I truly believe some aspects of magick are futuristic science that we haven’t been able to explain, and it such a bizarre and archaic subject that no one really wants to study it in light of the modern era.

Secondly, for me, there has been enough patterns for me to resolve that magick exists.

Personally, I’ve experienced some things that can’t be explained by mass hysteria or a proper trick. There are tons of reports out there from people as well who have shared the same, albeit somewhat different, experiences but the data is there; there are enough people experiencing the same thing so unless it can be properly discounted by hard facts, the there is still room enough to at least be open about it.

Art & Science?

During my time and research, I’ve found that even with all of the social and regional aspects that affects magical systems and traditions of current and past – they all hold a very humanistic touch to them.

From ritual garbs and gestures from the choice of materials to choose, from how high level constructs (aka demons, deities from Greek mythology, etc) closely resemble human aspects.

That’s why I believe that magick is an art first, backed by future science.

It is driven by emotion and imagination, and is powered by forces beyond our recognition and measure.

It is a personal power.

Where To Go?

To be honest, I don’t know where the flow will take it and us but all I know if I will follow the path of finding out the truth behind this universe.

Seven Deadly Sins

No matter how classical literature described these entities, major or minor demons, etc. Facts are, they’ve been around for quite some time but I believe they’re less prominent than how they were described, especially in WMT.

I tend to think of them as minor constructs that gathered to a person initially due to an opening, and kinda fed off said person, and fed back the same loop to gather said energies back.

Sort of a symbiotic relationship.

With that said, as practicing mages – we should be able to put these constructs to use, especially to our advantage. Once we recognize their existence within ourselves, and resolved to put them to work to our benefit – one may say we may be able to use our weaknesses as strengths.

And here we stand, as I think the sin of envy and sloth (and maybe even gluttony) has no personal use to me.

Envy is something I’ve never really concerned myself with since Im too proud, gluttony is some sort of light version of greed. Sloth though is a major issue for me and something I need handled.

Greed, Lust, Pride and Lust are sins I’m aware of and are variables that I am perfectly comfortable in living with.

Envy, Gluttony & Sloth are sins that does not help me – so what to do?

Out With The Old…..

So while Im thinking of putting my core “sins” to work, these lesser sins are still around – one of them a big hindrance to me.

The other two really does not hold any power on me so there’s no sense of doing anything about it. The last one does and I’m thinking of using it as a proactive tool rather than an unwanted personal buff.

Choose your weapons wisely and turn anything, even a disadvantage as an advantage.