The Witch, the Mystic, the Shaman for many years and centuries have known there are many realms and plains more then the physical. Hence we know that we who are witches, and even the Mystic and shamman we know we can walk between the worlds. Who is to say how many they are. So to there are many realms of magick.There are many realsm gates and initiations.
As a Witch and a Mystic and a Priestess I would like to share with you take you with me on a journey to different realms of magick.
1. What is Magick
2. Types of magick - Sympathetic, Angel Magick, Voodoo, Santeria, Chaos Magick, Satanism
First What is Magick?
Have you ever made a wish , and blew out a candle? Have you ever made wish and thru a penny in a fountain?
Have you ever wished for soemthing so hard it happend? This is magick. Yes people use magick many times not knowing they are doing magick. We must understand magick is wihtin all of us. What makes magick good or "evil" is the heart. Magick itself is not good nor evil, it just is. Have you ever thought when you are born your heart beats without you thinking of it, that is magick.
MAGICK def by Crowley
is the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will.*
(Illustration: It is my Will to inform the World of certain facts within my knowledge. I therefore take "magical weapons," pen, ink, and paper; I write "incantations"—these sentences—in the "magical language" i.e. that which is understood by people I wish to instruct. I call forth "spirits" such as printers, publishers, booksellers, and so forth, and constrain them to convey my message to those people. The composition and distribution is thus an act of
by which I cause Changes to take place in conformity with my Will.)
Magic: Magic is the art of affecting the manifest through the Unmanifest. The manifest is all that can be seen, touched, perceived, manipulated, imagined, or understood. The Unmanifest is none of these things. It is the place, or rather the non-place, from which everything issues. All that comes into being comes from the Unmanifest. All that passes away goes back to the Unmanifest.
source: Truth about Ritual Magic, Donald Tyson
Magic: According to the famous occultist Aleister Crowley, magick is "the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will." ... In fact, Crowley... says that "every intentional act is a Magickal Act." If you follow his line of reasoning, there is a great deal of validity in what he says, although it is not what we are seeking at this time. We need to make the definition of magick a bit longer: Magick is the science and art of causing change (in consciousness) to occur in conformity with will, using means not currently understood by traditional Western science.
source: Modern Magick, Donald Michael Kraig (Llewellyn Publications)
Magick: According to the famous occultist Aleister Crowley, magick is "the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will." ... In fact, Crowley... says that "every intentional act is a Magickal Act." If you follow his line of reasoning, there is a great deal of validity in what he says, although it is not what we are seeking at this time. We need to make the definition of magick a bit longer: Magick is the science and art of causing change (in consciousness) to occur in conformity with will, using means not currently understood by traditional Western science.
source: Modern Magick, Donald Michael Kraig (Llewellyn Publications)
Magic: The movement of natural (but little understood) energies from the human body and from natural objects to manifest change. Once a world-wide practice, Christianity attempted to stamp it out because magic placed power in the hands of the people. Early Christians linked magic with “Satan,” a false association that continues to this day.
source: Dreaming the Divine, Scott Cunnhttp://www.llewellynencyclopedia.com/term/Magickhttp://www.llewellynencyclopedia.com/term/Magickingham (
Have you ever played with an energy ball?
This is a good way to get in touch with your own energies aas well as exprience magick
First rub your palms together, in a circular motion. invision yourself making a ball of energy
Slowly seprate or open, holding this ball of energy you can enlarge it or make it smaller.
Now bounc it as a ball.... do this several times notice color of the energy ball and the feel as you bounced it and enlarged or made it smaller
When done rub hands together or place palms directly on floor releasing any left over energy.
Did you know that ball grew or deminshed at your will.
This is how magick is .
Now there are many realms demnsions of magickal energies.
The best thing si when begining to work magick is to work wiht your own energiesd first.
Learn to meditate, learn about astrol projection,,learn to do energy work.
Basics of Magick / Spell casting ( Mystic's BOS)
We're going to discuss magick. Many of us are just a little bit scared of magick. But if you've ever made a wish when you blew out the candles on a birthday cake ... wished on a star ... crossed your fingers for luck ... said a prayer ... congratulations ... you're an experienced magickian! Now all we have to do is hone the craft just a little bit.
The first thing I want you to remember ... YOU are your own "boss" ... priest/ess ... magickian ... and nobody else makes the decisions, gets the good stuff when it arrives, or pays the price for the mistakes. It's all yours... so you want to learn to do it as well as you can. What I hope you DON'T want to do is to continue to be afraid of magick ... because it can change your life for the better.
The word magick (or magic) comes from the word magi ... the original Magi were Persian priests who were skilled sorcerers. So magick is an occult skill ... occult meaning a natural science that delves into the secret mysteries of the mind and the world. The Magi were wise ... they produced amazing results through using their powers carefully and responsibly.
Magick is about energy ... bending and changing energy. We gather it from the world ... or from Deity, the Universe, whatever you'd like to call it ... We work it into a strand of power, and weave it into the tapestry of our lives. We can't create energy ... we also can't destroy it. Energy IS. What we can do is reshape it.
One of the wonderful things about magick is that, while we are changing energy ... we are changing ourselves. Just working magick transforms things inside us ... our self confidence improves ... that's because we're actively creating our own destiny.
Magick, for the most part, is NOT flashy ... it's actually rather simple. Unless you want to get into ceremonial magick ... which is another class in itself. All we do is use words ... components ... thoughts ... energy ... to manifest change subtly. So you want to remember ...complicated is not better. What you're after is effective ... not flashy. That doesn't mean you can't be creative and add your own personal touch ... you can, and you should. But something as simple as chanting about washing away a problem while you run water and watch it go down the drain can be VERY effective. It's a trial and error thing to find the magick that works best for you.
Thoughts are things. As above (the energy going back and forth between you and Deity) ... so below (the physical manifestation). Change HOW you see something ... and you will change what you see.
It's important to make sure that your thoughts 'line up' with your magick. If you spend some time crafting a spell to help you find a job, and then AFTERWARD think "geez, I'll never find a good job" ... oops! you may have just 'wiped out' your own effectiveness. You must "act in accord" with your magickal workings ... and if you don't do it, you might as well not start the magick in the first place.
Just working toward a more positive life is certainly a magickal exercise ... it's not necessarily magick in terms of actual "spellwork" ... but YOU are your magick ... your life is your magick ... and making your life better is making better magick, and vice versa.
Affirmations work wonders ... when you craft your affirmation, you want to make sure it's from a positive point of view ... you don't want to say, "I won't put myself down anymore" for example ... you want to say, "I'm positive about my life." Instead of, "I will be a better person" ... you say "I'm a wonderful, beautiful person." Always phrase your affirmation like it's already true. Then post it somewhere where you'll see it ... write it over and over... think it when you have to wait in line ... say it right before you go to sleep... when you wake up... the more you internalize it, the more it will be true for you.
Remember that magick is natural ... not supernatural. Respect life ... if your magick is anti-life in any way, you'll get yourself in trouble. Be spontaneous ... magick isn't always really, really serious or really, really time consuming in preparation. Lots of Witches have great fun conjuring up parking spaces at the mall, for instance. So we don't have to worry about formality all the time ... magick can be fast and fun.
We also want to use magick to be in better touch with ourselves, our spiritual nature, and our deity. When we use "low magick" ... what many call folk magick ... we begin to learn a lot about other cultures, and diversity, because we begin to study different kinds of magick, and we become more aware, global people. And we also become more aware of ourselves and our needs and talents as we begin to personalize our magick.
I understand not wanting to "screw up" magickally ... but the problem is, magick takes practice, just like most things ... and if you don't DO it ... you'll never be good at it. Besides, don't you think the Goddess KNOWS when you're trying to learn? That's the very reason why we end our magickal workings and rituals with some form of "with harm to none, and for the good of all" ... we're giving the Universe an "out" ... we're saying, "You know better than me, so if I haven't done this right, then stop the magick in its tracks."
When you start practicing magick, you're also practicing building closeness with the Goddess and the Universe, and believing you're working with divine power. You probably won't become really, really good at it overnight ... but in time, you will ... in fact, you will amaze even yourself if you just practice. ( I know not all witches choose to work with a specific Goddess thats ok)
Another important thing to remember ... the only limits to your magick are the limits in your own mind. You create them ... and as long as you believe in them, you're stuck with them. You're going to get what you really believe in and what's really in your mind.
Types of Magick
Sympathetic magick is a so called "primitive" form of magick which follows the idea that if something looks like something else, it has a "magickal link" with it. In addition, if something comes from something else it retains a "magickal link" with it.
The practice of sympathetic magick involves the enacting of symbolic or real acts on the object which has a magickal link with the desired target of the acts. This includes, but is not exclusive to, fetishes and "voodoo dolls" which are, incidentally, used in both love and hate magick. An element of sympathetic magick may be useful in any physical "results magick" since it creates a stronger link between the ritual and the desired result.It is also seen in poppets. and some forms of candle magick
Enochian Magick- AKA Angelic Magick
In the year of 1581 through the extraordinary efforts of Dr. John Dee and Edward Kelly, the secrets that were lost with the patriarch of the Bible known as Enoch were returned to those who thirst for the knowledge of Light. Dee kept close records of their intensive work. Although some of Dee's work has been lost, much of it is to be found in Sloane Documents 3188, 3189, 3191, 3677, and 3679. These documents are to be found at the British Museum in London.
One of the most important breakthroughs in the rediscovery of these lost secrets was an entirely new language. This language contained its own grammar and syntax. It is an Angelic language often referred to as "Enochian."
Dee and Kelly used great care and effort when receiving the lost knowledge of Enoch. The dictating Angel was the Great Angel Ave. Many hours were spent bringing forth the information by Dee and Kelly. Often times sessions would last 8 to 10 hours a day. Some of the material was actually dictated backwards by the Angel so as not to invoke dangerous forces of power.
The beginnings of Enochian Magic were coming into place, but the information was just information. It was not a system of any usable value. Thus, for the most part, it remained dormant, undefined and unusable. Then, over 200 years later, this body of raw knowledge that Dee & Kelly painstakingly uncovered was given form and life by the genius of S.L. MacGregor Mathers. Under the tutelage of Mathers, the Second (Inner) Order of the Golden Dawn began working the most powerful system of magic the world has or may ever see.
Years later in Chicago, a disgruntled Paul Foster Case (after being expelled from the order by Moina Mathers) ,would lead a quiet crusade to convince fellow students that Enochian Magic was "volatile and dangerous." Case would even go so far as to have it sliced and diced out of all Inner Order Teachings of a group he founded called the "Builders of the Adytum." Others would follow in Case's footsteps, claiming Enochian was too dangerous.
Without entering into the debate on the "dangers" of Enochian Magic, when used with caution and in accordance with Second Order Teachings, it is not only safe, it is utterly effective in the physical world, and illuminating in the area of Spiritual development!
Dee and Kelly were the pioneers who blazed the trail. Along the trail of forgotten and lost knowledge were the Four Watchtowers of the Universe. These Watchtower Tablets were adapted by Mathers to represent the Four Elements of Fire, Water, Air and Earth.
There is a definite hierarchy to each of these tablets. The hierarchy in its highest form is not to be found on the Tablets, but comes from the study of the Qabalah. It is the Divine Name of the Element in Hebrew that first must be intoned and invoked. The reason is that the Hebrew represents the Celestial influence and governance and the Enochian hierarchy represents the Assiac or material governance.
In each tablet there are three Secret Holy Names of God which are extracted from the horizontal cross bar of the central cross of each Tablet. In all there are twelve Holy Names on four Tablets which infer a serious connection and bridge between the Macrocosm and the personal Microcosm of one's own "sphere of sensation."
These Names are invoked during the four Elemental Grade Ceremonies (initiations) by the Hierophant of the Golden Dawn in the Outer. Through the power of the Secret Names the general nature of the element involved in the initiation is filtered through the Tablet into the "Aura" or sphere of sensation of the advancing candidate. The result is the establishment of a magical link and affinity with the element of the Initiation. This serves to empower the candidate in that new elemental powers are now available to him or her.
This process depends on a trained and empowered Hierophant, and can, in fact, be performed in full Temple "astrally" to allow the elemental link to exist for members who live hundreds or even thousands of miles from a Temple.
THE ELEMENTAL KINGS
The Elemental King is extracted from a spiral whirl around the Central Cross to be found on each Tablet. There is one King per Elemental Tablet.
When the Adept invokes the three Secret Holy Names of God, the King is also automatically activated. In addition, the King may be invoked as a specific force.
There are six Seniors on each of the Four elemental Tablets. This makes a total of 24 Seniors in all. The Seniors follow the King in the Order of Hierarchy. The Seniors are found in the Book of Revelations as the 24 Elders who bow down before the Throne of God.
The Seniors act as a kind of funnel for the specific forces of a particular planet. The King relates to Sol. The planetary forces of the Seniors is configured and transformed within the specific elemental Nature of the Tablets.
In all workings where the King is invoked, so are the Seniors in that
they work in a kind of collaboration with the elemental King. There are rituals such as the Consecration of an Elemental Tool when the power of the Seniors are called upon. This allows the elemental Weapon to receive in the charging phase the Planetary powers through the elemental nature of the planet. Later when needed by a trained Adept, the tool can then project this force for the purpose of magical and alchemical workings.
CALVARY CROSS ANGELS (SEPHIROTIC CROSS)
There are four Sephirotic Crosses on each Tablet. They are often referred to as Calvary Crosses. There is one cross in each sub-element.
Thus, on the Fire Tablet, there are four sub-elements of Air, Water, Fire, Earth. There is a cross in each. On a colored depiction of the Tablets these crosses are white, which like the Seniors denote a spiritual nature rather than an elemental one.
There are two angels per cross. One calls forth a serviant angel and the other is used to command the angel. These angels are only invoked when the Adept wishes to work with a specific subservient angel.
KERUBIC SQUARE ANGELS
These angels work under the Angels of the Sephirotic Cross. These Angels help to regulate and balance the forces employed. They may be utilized for pyramid working and other important elemental considerations.
The Kerubic Angels are formed from the first letter in each file above the Calvary Cross and are permutated to provide (4) in total per sub-section.
TABLET OF UNION
The highest name of Spirit in this Tablet is EHNB. This is the purest Spiritual force and is only invoked when some empowering is required from the direct force of spirit.
The Tablet of Union is placed on the center Altar to act as the central hub from which the Elemental Tablets are spokes.
The Elemental Tablets are introduced one at a time in the Grade Initiations of the Golden Dawn. There is an important Initiation that is not depicted on the Qabalistic Tree of Life. It is the Portal Initiation. It is attributed to the top point of the pentagram which is Spirit. Thus, in the Portal Initiation of our Order, the Tablet of Union is introduced as it represents the building Spirit or actuating glue between the elements.
This only reveals a miniscule amount of information on Enochian Golden Dawn methodology. In fact, much of the body of the Second Order Enochian Work remains unpublished and safely in the hands of the College of Adepti.
Enochian Magic requires a solid and firm foundation in the study of the Qabalah, Geomancy, Tarot, Alchemy, and Astrology. It is not a toy but a powerful system that should be employed with the same caution a prudent person uses who would handle a loaded gun.
The above information is only a tiny fragment of Enochian knowledge. It is not complete, but rather given for the purpose of general understanding. It is vital that to fully actualize Enochian forces and powers, one must transform through Outer Order Grade Initations and beyond. There are some very good books on Enochian out on the market. However, some are extremely incomplete and over-simplified so a to attract more readers and sell more books. These books (many crammed with faulty information) are extremely dangerous in the hands of the novice. If not dangerous, then completely ineffective.
Voodoo (or voudon) is set of magical beliefs and practices, followed in some parts of Africa, South America, and the West Indies, especially Haiti. The word "vodoun" derives from vodu, meaning "spirit" or "deity" in the Fon language of Dahomey, now part of Nigeria. It arose in the 17th century on slave plantations in America as a combination of Roman Catholicism and West African religious traditions; believers retain membership in the Roman Catholic church. Beliefs include the existence of loa or spirits, some of whose identities mesh with those of Christian saints. The loa are invoked by the priest (houngan) or priestess (mambo) at ceremonies, during which members of the congregation become possessed by the spirits and go into a trance. A voodoo temple (houmfort) has a central post from which the loa supposedly descend to "mount" the worshiper. The loa can be identified by the characteristic behavior of the possessed person. Because of its unique blend of French, Spanish and Indian cultures, New Orleans offered a perfect setting for the practice and growth of voodoo. Today, some say as much as 15 percent of the population of New Orleans still practices voodoo. Modern voodoo has evolved in many ways, including spiritualist reverends and mothers, who have their own churches and support a drugstore cult that involves the sale of potions.
There are two primary sorts of voodoo. Rada is a family spirit voodoo and the voodoo of the relatively peaceful and happy loa. Petro (in some areas called Congo) is a black magic voodoo and the voodoo of angry, mean and nasty loa or spirit. Dangerous things happen in petro including death curses and the making of zombies. Zombies are created by a black magician in voodoo, called a bokor who puts a poison on the skin of the victim. No one knows exactly what the components of the poison are, but it is thought to contain substances from various toxic animals and plants, including the gland secretions of the bouga toad, millipedes and tarantulas, the skins of poisonous tree frogs, seeds and leaves from poisonous plants, human remains, and four types of puffer fish, which contain tetrodotoxin, one of the most poisonous substances in the world. After administration, the victim becomes completely paralyzed and falls into a coma. A gris-gris can be a voodoo charm, spell or hex used to cause certain events to occur (good or bad); also used for protection from evil or to ensure good luck. Though most people think of sticking pins in the voodoo dolls to invoke some kind of curse on a person, many practitioners say the central aspect of voodoo is healing people from illness. They insist such healing activities probably constitute up to sixty percent of all voodoo activity.
In the early 1960s, a US Marine Colonel and his wife were stationed in Haiti.
On their return to the States in 1963 they wrote a book that criticized the regime of Papa Doc Duvalier.
A Haitian newspaper published an article saying that the Colonel and his wife had been ritually cursed by Voodoo priests.
The first draft of the book was lost in the post to the publisher.
The second went to the wrong address.
The third could not be typed, the typewriter blocked.
Then the Colonel broke his leg. A journalist who was meant to interview him about the book was rushed to the hospital with grave appendicitis and could not make the appointment.
The Colonel was then attacked by a rabid dog.
Even so, the Colonel and his wife planned a holiday to Haiti.
He died from an unexpected heart attack before being able to travel.
The Voodoo curse had achieved its object.
Also many Voodoo practioners are very low key about it, atleast up north here in Ohio.
NOTE: Remember that voodoo is not a fairy tale. I want to make it perfectly clear, that before you attempt any voodoo spells or tricks on anyone, think twice. Infact Magick no matter what type is serious business it is not a game or toy.
The Columbia Encyclopedia. Copyright © 2001-09 Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
Santaria and Voodoo
When African slaves were imported to America, they were taught Christianity, but some people continued to hold their traditional beliefs. The result was a blending of traditional West African beliefs with Christianity. Today, many Afro-American folk religions continue to be practiced in the Caribbean, particularly among the poor and less educated people. They include Voodoo in Haiti, Santeria in Cuba, Shango in Trinidad, and Kuminia or Pocomania in Jamaica.
The Afro-American folk religions emphasize magical practices designed to bring good luck to their devotees or harm to their enemies. Ceremonies often include the ritual sacrifice of animals. The religions worship the spirits of the dead, but the spirits given the names of Christian saints. This blending of beliefs allowed the Africans to retain their native faith while appearing to convert to Christianity.
The folk religions also provide an additional function, particularly in the remote sections of Haiti. Many practitioners of the religions are able to use tropical plants to relieve pain and cure illnesses. This is the only medical care available to some people.
Many people of the Caribbean profess to be Christians, but feel comfortable with the rituals of the folk religions. In 1998, Pope John Paul II visited Cuba, where he urged Catholics to reject the practice of Santeria. In addition to the Caribbean, the folk religions are also practiced in American cities with large Caribbean populations. They include New Orleans, Miami, New York City, and Los Angeles.
There are many many forms of Magick. Each culture also has their own form of magick as well.
I went to the web to look this up , I personal ly would not myself choose this type of path however ,it is interesting to read and again there are different types of satanists just as they are different types of vampirism and paganism there are many paths. It is interesting to for many their high holy day is Oct 31 Samhain. In here is also Satanic feminism have not read that yet.
Obviously Mystic likes to read about all kinds of stuff
I just remebered one of the HPS in the tradition I was in who now is not there herself She her family grew up in the satanic path she did share soemthings as well it was like wow
Again to our new sisters esp new on the path do understand satanism is not the same as
witchcraft Athough they do practice magick, and rituals, it is not witchcraft.
It is interesting to look at different pagans and occult paths.
The Nine Satanic Statements
from The Satanic Bible, ©1969
by Anton Szandor LaVey
1. Satan represents indulgence instead of abstinence!
2. Satan represents vital existence instead of spiritual pipe dreams!
3. Satan represents undefiled wisdom instead of hypocritical self-deceit!
4. Satan represents kindness to those who deserve it instead of love wasted on ingrates!
5. Satan represents vengeance instead of turning the other cheek!
6. Satan represents responsibility to the responsible instead of concern for psychic vampires!
7. Satan represents man as just another animal, sometimes better, more often worse than those that walk on all-fours, who, because of his “divine spiritual and intellectual development,” has become the most vicious animal of all!
8. Satan represents all of the so-called sins, as they all lead to physical, mental, or emotional gratification!
9. Satan has been the best friend the Church has ever had, as He has kept it in business all these years!