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Ok, So You Think That Magick is So Simple?
One and other time people really work hard to drive me nuts.
Compassion is not infinite, so one and other time is needed to be very clear and direct.
Most of people come to us due some personal reference, articles, foruns posts, etc.
I know there are many who will just use something like Google and try at blind and forget to look for references. Yes, they forget to use the same Google to search info about who is who. Ok.
So most often, they have some idea who I am and who others are.
Then people come to me asking for help or guidance, because some problem, pay for a reading and what happens?
Here the funny start. Well, some are not funny.
There are a lot of people who receive the needed information and we have a decent talk.
One or other time some additional magick work is done, here I'm including some hard cases, but if I accepted to do it, let's work.
Some like to come each year for a personal update for a new year or because new events in their lifes. They get what is needed, learn and follow on.
But sometimes.... people expect fantasies or are too deep on some pre-made ideas, like the ones they got at some cheap magazine.
So, I got the inspiration to write about some sugestions I do, as some of that can appear simple.
Such solutions can have two different reasons:
1) I won't use an atomic bomb because a bug.
2) Need learning to know when to do it.
So be be sure I won't use a truck when a bike is the suffice or I can just walk.
So, in a reading I most often write a long text based on what I can talk in a one hour tarot (or any other oracle) reading (and I talk fast). Add many hours editing, adding comments, examples, etc.
That is sent to the client and...
Well, remember, I'm commenting about the sttuborn, fantasy based ones,
Then I have some typical replies:
1) Oh no, my problem is not that! I'm sure I'm being attacked by the biggest dark forces!
Reply - Too often they are just under some kind of bug size problem, being anxious or fear and only need a herbs bath or stop with some bad habit.
2) Oh no, your proposal is too simple! I won't do that because my problem is too big and nobody knows what to do!
Reply - First they ignore a specific direct reply about what the problem is. Most of times they do nothing because they want something related with the size of their stupidy. They have not done the bigger options too and won't even try the simple direct solution I pointed.
3) Oh no, I didn't read your reply because I disagree it, but may be you can try this, that or whatever else?
Reply - A serious work can't be done by chance. There are two possible approachs: 1) The problem is something knew. 2) The problem have something that need to be explored, but again, knowing how to go after it.
When I point something, is my point of view and experience. For sure I don't know all, but I have some decades on many areas to recognize my limits when needed.
So, if there are something to explore, I will point it by myself and explain what are the next steps to explore.
But a lot of times, most of all, I'm pointing some specific reason, what to do, why and how.
And some of that appears to be simple.
What is simple on magick?
It's something specific and clearly related with the results needed.
But in no way this is the same as a easy solution nor something cheap.
And see, simple is not the same as "basic".
For example, a basic candle magick is light a candle and do a prayer.
By other side, a simple candle magick is light a proper color candle, use a specific psalm at same hour for some days.
Most great inventions of mankind, including the art world, are simple.
Remember the Archimedean lever?
He risked his life for suggesting something so simple to his King.
And what is that? A rod and a point of support. That is simple.
And today we all know that the lever is a key part in all modern technology.
But finding a simple solution is not always easy.
To find a solution you first need to evaluate it.
And how you evaluate human life, social groups, companies and why and when magick is more or less related with the life needs?
This comes with learning and practice.
Information is useless without practice.
Practice without learning become only mechanic and lack the "art" to act in better ways.
Remember, good magick is not brute force.
To get magick power you must study, practice, review results, observe and learn from others works. And practice a lot for a long time.
So, many of that popular texts, including newage, witchcraft, mysticism, etc., are just a copy and paste, without the needed reasoning. You will find lots of examples, really generic on popular spells and ways to do this or that.
But where is the knowledge to say what you really needed?
It's like self-medication. It can be a big risk. The doctor is the one to tell you what is really needed. And some of them may goes wrong or need to work more on the case.
Magick is not something you start today and tomorrow you are the Ooobaa-boobaaa Grand Magister. This is children fantasy tales. Or just charlatan easy talk (and I knew a lot).
One of the most important aspects of practice on magick is creating relationship with the spirits you work with.
Such relationship is not result of worship, or just repeating something like a parrot.
This comes from being respectfull with the spirits and receiving the same from them.
This is the first.
In no ways this means becoming slave of some spirit.
A spirit must respect you as friend or equals.
You never, but never are a pet for such forces.
Have you gone to some place where they does not respect the spirits or try to force you to be submissive? Some use sweety words, or even become your fake friends. Run from that like hell!
This is simple? Yes. But sometimes your life can become a hell despite you be sure to being respectfull at all areas and doing all the right things. Yes, spirits and people can be very persuasive.
Well, shit happens. I'm a kind of expert because I have been cheated a lot too. Hard times, learning under suffering. But I survived.
Many of the material I wrote about troubles and the risks when mixing magick practices at the "Ritual Offerings" book came as the result of learning under the worst conditions.
I had the most absurd strange events, learnings because under bloody and extreme suffering, being cheated, personal life destroyed, friends going crazy and companies going on severe trouble events, all due something used by fake priests and corrupted spirits trying to steal what we was doing.
And, this happened even with some decades of experience. Compassion can't be infinite. I was cheated and saw closer friends being harmed to learn that. And be sure that was not something simple to see what was happening and being unable to do more to avoid that.
Be sure, the nice moment photo at start does not show what was against us. We was on good times, near something better a lot. But things was going rotten under our feet and I had three years more living on hell to discover why things stopped working and why my friends got crazy too and we was even unable to talk. That was a severe storm that costed really a lot, a real fuck. And after that years, it still needed many years more after the hidden forces being revealed just to start a move to get rid of it. To be clear, more than a decade fighting against that. All because corrupted spirits and fake priests I trusted as friends and since the begining thinking I was learning something.
Note: I allow anyone who is a good decent person, a real priest/magician to do a reading about me to see if this is true. Be warned about that spirits will try to attack you trying to get a "feed" source.
Well, I really learned a lot of simple things that can prevent or even remove some really bad conditions. And 99,99% of that are not at any books nor most priests will talk to you.
Yes, I can talk because while I was being cheated, they forgot to take from me a previous secrecy compromise. So I can talk.
For sure, in respect with the good ones, there are things I won't comment and that are not related to this article nor the material for the book I posted.
The magickal world is really wide and have lots of nice and wonderfull things.
So, I'm today more aware about how things can turn to dark times but also, how many suffering can be avoid.
The most the troubles was worse, I learned after years that many of that have simple ways to solve using magick ways.
But until that, terrible times, doing all I was able to do, I had gone many times to hospitals at extreme sufferings with doctors going crazy because they had no idea what to do, absurds happening at all areas.
And this happened even with more than two decades of previous learnings at other areas before.
Because this too, I learned a lot of simple solutions. And that was paid with blood and suffering from many people I loved. It is simple?
Yes. That are simple when related to the specific point. Just use well the resources when needed.
At previous comment at item (3), I repeat a solution is not something to try by chance. Sometimes the events need to be explored.
Get this? In no ways "try to see what happens" is a good solution. It's like Russian roulette.
How much deeper I had explored? For sure not all, but I've gone in life where really few in the world have gone. I say the good and bad sides. I knew wonders but also, many levels at the hell.
Be sure I know some who have gone further too and they deserve my full respect.
Even with all previous experiences, one or other time we can see something is really wrong, but the sources are hidden.
There are many ways to spirits and magick works got hidden. And what people do too. Just repeating, charlatans and scammers can do a real mess using manipulation. Some are real psychopats.
Some spirits are very good to show hidden things. But some things only will be seen if you have been at that area or know some of that area spirits. Who do you know at some of the Asian sorcery traditons? This have nothing with the nice meditation schools, most are far away from western practices.
As I cited spirits, this means some troubles need a former ritual on magic to evoke spirits to help to find what's happening and this means a lot of resources and time to explore that. This example is not a case for a normal Tarot reading but one and other time, someone will really need this. And be sure it's not cheap as demand a lot of work.
Back to the most "near" hidden sources that are not so difficult to find, we see that really many people can be cursed an entire life and not being aware of that. Some think they are unlucky, others have already a craz life and found to have a lot of troubles to be "normal".
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But the next level is what I can see.
People come after me because I see something they can't, using my inner vision, oracles like the Tarot plus decades of personal experience under extreme rosly trainings at few known paths.
And most of times I've replied to people just based on what I see. I explain that like a kind of psychometry, but related to any source of information.
The magicians vision (including intuition) is something each one develop in many different ways. This vary according with their expertize level, but even some magicians with strong powers may have not developed the same as others.
Reading oracles is not just learning symbols and repeating that like parrots. Each oracle is a door to the spiritual realm and is needed personal development for the capability to enter at that levels. The symbols meanings, are part of the knowledge to be explored in practice.
So, it's Ok. Lets follow.
One and other time the problem needs to be explored just because something is really hidden or the magician may have not knowledge about that area or the source used something trying to be hidden. Well, some are ridiculous while others can be, say, creative.
Yes, I say each area have proper symbols, meanings and at the spiritual planes, that can be really different.
For example, at a reading some symbols of the oracle maybe unseen or not part of the magician training. As an example, a flying bird say nothing to a Wall Street executive but can means a lot for a shaman or a sorcerer.
And even with all information I get, sometimes there are some hidden things to be revealed during a ritual. This means I have to deal with that and this can cost me a lot. But this is part of the task with one and other exception when I will need to negotiate with the client.
Get this? I will do the best I can, but not commit a personal suicide because the client.
I can warn about the danger, but I will not jump together in the abyss if the person insists on moving on.
For sure I don't know everything, but I have worked very deep in many areas to be confident on what I can do. If not, I'm the first to say I may need to explore it more or even, suggest someone else I know who will work better at that area.
Because all this I need to know what, for what, when and how things work.
What today is simple to many people have not been for centuries.
And the simple methods, are not always related to complexity, difficult degrees.They are related with developing wisdom, good sense and the right time to use.
To finish: here another aspect a magician need to develop: to be simple.
And you, wanna reach that highs?
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