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The Basics of Magick
« on: January 27, 2018, 07:01:16 PM »
The most basic things to understand about magick are as follows:

1) You are already going towards the situations you either most want or are most conditioned towards. So, the things you do magick towards are basically already decided on some other level. In order to avoid situations you don't want (but are highly conditioned towards), rather than focusing on that situation and trying to avoid it, instead simply think about alternative situations which you DO want. When you start going towards those, eventually the non-preferred situations will just fall away by themselves. The universe is just a giant habit in that sense, and habits can be cultivated or abandoned.

2) When visualizing the desired situation/outcome, the material elements of the visualization are largely irrelevant. Instead, it is the strength of the FEELING you are able to generate that determines whether or not it will materialize. For example, do not think about money itself -- instead picture vividly the FEELING you would get if you won or received money. Again, the material aspects of money are basically irrelevant. Picturing gold piling up in a vault (Aleister Crowley's method for replenishing funds) is pointless unless you can also generate a strong feeling of wonder, novelty, bliss or excitement in direct connection to that image. As a human the primary substrate of your universe is EMOTION, and it is always this you must tune into strongly as your primary magickal method. Read this for more information on method: http://www.personalpowermeditation.com/forum2/magick-the-powers/the-power-of-visualization/msg380/#msg380

3) The most powerful "precursor" emotions are: CURIOSITY and HUMOUR. By "precursor", I mean that they come BEFORE the application of serious magickal intent.

CURIOSITY is easy to understand in the sense that you go strongly toward situations you don't have much experience of but which intrigue you. Curiosity is like a seed that gets planted and grows into a full experience further down the road. However it can often take months or years for the seed to sprout into the repetitive thoughts required to prompt serious magickal intent.

HUMOUR is a weird one in that it appears to slip an intention under the radar, often accidentally. For example, I met up with Aldous several months ago and he asked me what I intended to do over winter. I interpreted it as a question about meditation practice (since thoughts about practice basically consume me all the time) and joked that I was going to hibernate down for the winter and find the Pure Land via jhana and hang out there. The next week, without intending it consciously and formally, I began passing right through the dream barrier every morning when I woke up and did my morning jhana right there in the bed. The nimitta would be interpreted as a blazing sun and my mind would generate tropical island or arctic dreams, populated with new exotic species of animal, and filled with total bliss everywhere simultaneously, with bliss generated in its purest form in the dream state free of the limitation of the body.

Humour is probably the most powerful magickal force I have encountered so far. It can be difficult to control for intentional use because humour is mostly spontaneous. In fact, it is the spontaneity that shows humour is revealing the content of your unconscious. You should make mental notes of things you spontaneously start joking about, and notice that they then become highly likely to manifest (and make additional mental notes when they do manifest, as this reinforces your belief in the magickal process -- and belief is a powerful (but not essential) magickal factor. Finally, you can control humour's magickal potential consciously by mentally planning to joke with friends about events you would like to see materialized. Their spontaneity and input will help the event materialize. This is best done with good-natured friends so they don't inject venom into your visualization. This method works most powerfully if you joke around with other meditators or other highly conscious people.

So, bearing all this in mind, what would you like to experience?

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Re: The Basics of Magick
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2018, 03:50:21 PM »
Will experiences done via magic come to pass during a dream?

I've heard that having a dream about it will confirm the experience in the future - but I'm wondering if having the experience in the dream is a satisfaction of the experience. 

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Re: The Basics of Magick
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2018, 08:18:55 PM »
As far as I have been able to ascertain, dreams are an unreliable predictor of magick.