Monday, March 30, 2015

The Story of the Subconscious Mind and the Aura

Section 3 originally from

on Andrieh's Advanced Course on Energy work. The rest of the course is on the Arcanorium.

(yes this means I was time hosed over the weekend).

The Story of the Subconscious Mind and the Aura

            Let’s start with an assumption.  Let’s assume that the Subconscious Mind and the Conscious Mind dichotomy is mostly a story.  That story, from a radically different point of view, is the Aura.  Of course, all of those terms are horribly conflicted even within themselves, but they do offer a starting point. 

These terms are metaphors, which are simply information patterns which describe certain qualities of interaction in the creation of ‘Self’ to ‘Other’, and the creation of ‘Self’ to ‘Universe’.  Even the ending point of where the Aura or individual Subconscious ends may in fact be arbitrary.  In a way, the Far Eastern and highest forms of Kaballah mostly seem to lead towards that unified approach.

I am not, for the purposes of this course, interested in diving into philosophy.  That would go on forever, but I do have to make that assumption that they are both just information streams describing similar processes. If that is true, there are a lot of testable and interesting hypothesis that become available.

First,   a change to the Subconscious Mind must result in a change to the Aura.  This idea, I have personally tested numerous times.  I get a sensitive medium to assist me.  I have them scan the person beforehand and take notes regarding their initial perceptions. I then hypnotize someone and use NLP to change things around in their mind.  I have the sensitive come back and write down any changes in their perceptions.  More often then not, depending on the metaphors the sensitive is using, they mostly “get the gist”.  The language can be very different.  Instead of “hypnotic triggers”, they might tell me how I “removed soul debt” or “got rid of energy blocks”.

Likewise, a change to the energy system must result in a change to the cognitive structures of the mind.  When I do energy work on a person, I define success in terms that there must be observable behavioral changes.  When I have done energy healings on a person and could follow up, this consistently occurs, although there seems to be a time delay depending on the style of ritual work (I will cover that in a minute).

Keep in mind, the subconscious mind has A LOT to do with the body.  In fact, most of the body’s biological processes are regulated by the Subconscious Mind.  A change to the body, means the Subconscious Mind will interpret and react (and may keep some or most of that hidden form the Conscious Mind).  Likewise, a change to the body will result in a change the Aura as well. If you have ever done serious health work, and then have backslidden, people can tell that’s the case. 

In a way these are all just information metaphors for systems.

Distort, Manipulate, Destroy or Create and then Transmit
One of the problems with Magic and also with Life, is that the Subconscious Mind has a tendency to distort, manipulate, destroy or create information when transmitting to match the current tendencies and patterns already established.  The goal of the Subconscious Mind metaphor is to keep us alive and safe.  Think about that.
When we set our mind to do something, if it is not in alignment with past things, the Subconscious Mind tends to sabotage us.  So we go out to be confident, but we have experienced past rejections and pain, so our intentions send out mixed physical signals. The information sent out is not a clear signal with even the physical senses. If the Subconscious Mind is acting in observable ways to act like a filter with direct connections, we must assume it is acting this way with the multitude of psychic information sources as well.  

Distort, Manipulate, Destroy or Create and then Receive
Likewise, when we talk about receiving, that information is distorted, manipulated and controlled to maintain a status quo. The information coming in from physical and psychic sources is distorted, manipulated, created or destroyed to fit the current patterns of information in the Subconscious Mind. This is why most rituals seem to “have no effect.” Simply put, the signal IN has to be stronger than the information pattern (or energy) of what is currently inside.  Signal clarity and strength matter.

All is not lost
            The Subconscious Mind and, in some cases, the untrained Auric field works to maintain the status quo within the Self. However, we all have our own administrative ‘over-ride’.  In doing the sliding anchor and the positive memory techniques, many of you already saw that there were differences in the quantum flow.  Basically, the universe did seem to reflect different possibilities.

In a way, for a temporary period, the work you did was a switch.  Major rituals or rituals perceived as coming from an “expert” or someone who is “powerful”, can shift a lot more internal structures, and do so a lot more quickly.  Of course, some people may have enough actual information clarity and signal aptitude to force the changes, but even that is dependent on what the other person’s metaphors are.I will give you several examples as food for thought. 

Allow me to just say, don’t judge the chaos magician who dares:

Mixed Failure 1:
I had a client that I knew needed to do something akin to water energy, which works at a fundamental level.  I worked through my system of metaphors to see which things I have that seem to resonate with the work. I came up with the Arch Angel Gabriel- somewhat because I know Gabriel and somewhat because I know the person has responded well to angelic like presences well in the past. However, that person had radically shifted towards an exclusive Celtic paradigm.   The Information patterns were not consistent with the other changes they had made to their own information patterns.

Ultimately, the person worked with ManannĂ¡n who is a Celtic sea god.  The aspect of water, coming with compatible information and acceptable information metaphors worked for her.  At the time, she had no connection with that god form.  After the Gabriel work, which on the surface did not work, the god form (ManannĂ¡n) pops up.  The Subconscious tweaked the information pattern to be consistent with the internal patterns.  It got the message of ‘water’ but rejected the information around it.  Of course, that change was not overnight at all.

Success State 1:
            So, a Xenos church moved into my area and they were getting quite annoying visiting homes, including mine.  So to have some fun, I decided to help them out a little.  Within the information patterns of “Christianity” especially Xenos, the figure of Satan looms large. It is ever present.  Mostly, however people just give it lip service. 
            With a friend, we went into the parking lot and did an impromptu summoning of Satan, to help them with their faith.  It was a very meditative and mellow affair, but a few things happened right afterward. Really, the amplitude of the signal was pretty low for what we did, but it was amazingly consistent.
            In the weeks and months following the “summoning”, the church went ballistic about Satan “testing” them and, in fact, numerous members of the congregation had uncomfortable revelations about their “personal lives”.  The pastors all attributed this to “Satan” and Satan became, not just a boogy man, but the Real Deal.  They were fully under spiritual attack.  A couple weeks later someone drew a Satanic symbol with “Hail Satan” on their garbage can, (NOT us) which only heightened their fear.  By what I heard, through some people I knew who had back channel connections to the church, this kept going for months.

            The amplitude of what we did was low but very clean and it fit right in with expectations.  Think about that- really think about that, and about internal information patterns in relation to transmission and reception.

Success State 2:
            This is a type of extended Baphomet example.  We were doing a ritual involving Baphomet in a forest. I had worked HARD ahead of time to instill certain anchors throughout the day. These anchors included:
1.              This ritual will be Hard Core.
2.              Ominous predictions
3.              Supporting details and information
4.              Other people extoling my ritual ability (Authority and Credibility building)
5.              Previous experiences with Baphomet

We set up a physical circle within a sweat house structure.  The wood was there, but nothing else.  The ritual called for calling our internal/external “demons” around us and then having Baphomet transmute them.  Solve Et Coagula right.

We did this at night. Everyone got freaked out.  Everyone saw eyes in the darkness.  Physical eyes that they thought were a bear or larger.  People got their knives out. This was good and internally consistent information with high Signal Amplitude and Signal Clarity (aka a formal ritual with a force that multiple participants knew VERY well).

Think about it, what is ritual but a set of procedures to create information changes.  The ritual actually began at dawn that day, when we started to “create” expectations with various psychological techniques.  That is not to say this was ‘all in their head’. No one at the ritual would say that was true, but certainly having consistent information added to a real transformative experience and weird physical manifestations.

Receiving the Signal (the underrated skill)
Chaos magic, in general, de-emphasizes divination as a skill.  In some cases rightfully so, but from an information/energy sorcery POV it is absolutely critical to have receptive skills, and more to the point, to recognize that you already have receptive skills or at least your subconscious mind does.

            If you think about language and information transmission, it is an interpreted construct.  Now, without the physical cues, information that travels into the psyche from outside sources has to have to have an internal model. That internal model is, of course, comprised from internal metaphors and organization.  Think about that for a minute.

This is why no two diviners ever get the same message.  There may very well be a message, but it is impossible to separate the message from the messenger.  So, the message might be correct, but the symbols and god forms are not as easily adapted to the person the message is for.

            If we have an internal structure for something, our Subconscious Mind does comparisons against the vast information it has available about one topic and then presents it to the Conscious Mind in a sort of “IT is This” label.  That label may or may not be correct in terms of psychic phenomenon, but more often then not, depending on the level of connection, it is correct.

            Let’s say someone is working with Papa Legba from Vodou.  They come to me for divination services and  I have no idea who they are working with, but I ask them, do you work with Papa Legba?  Why? Because my Subconscious Mind picks up a certain set of vibrations and sensations that it has labeled as Papa Legba.  It does this very quickly.  Now, suppose instead that someone comes to ‘Shaman Vitimus’, as it were, and I have no idea what’s with them.  It just produces this certain set of vibrations in when I tune in.  I tell them “here’s what I get”.  They respond, “Oh that’s (this being)”.  Fair enough, but now I have a “handle” aka a Name.

So lets talk about that tuning in.  It turns out, you already have all the skills you need.

Tuning in

Some Guidelines before we start

1.              Understand that each person will receive signals in their own unique way.  There is no set of sensory information that is correct, and transmission might actually force a recollection of past memories or even fantasy.  This is an information change and would be consistent with information transfer.
2.              We are playing mutual telephone games of interpretive transmission and reception all the time.  When we get to the exercises, remember the platinum rule:
Note the subtle differences between one state and another.  The differences between when someone is broadcasting to you and when they are in the natural/neutral state, and give your mind the handle it needs to dive in.
3.              Interpretation of the incoming information means you are biased, there is no way around that.
4.              Sub modality work and creating ‘on the fly’ metaphors are your golden key.  Focusing on the “absolute” reality of the metaphor will lead no-where with this type of work.

So what do we do now?

TUNING IN:  Exercise with a Tree or Plant
First, clear your signal. Banish or use the Relaxation Lever.  Focus the mind within.  Those with some Zen training, yes let the thoughts go.

Breathe as deeply as you can. Feel, see, and hear your blood flowing around your body.  Relax deeper and see, feel and hear that flow and the movement.

Place one hand on a sturdy plant or a tree.  Use whatever hand seems to work easier.

Now, imagine what it would be like if that flow flowed into the tree.  Do this for a couple minutes. 

Place your other hand on the tree. Imagine what it would be like if the flow started to come back into you from the tree.  

Relax and pay attention to the differences with what is coming in.

Tuning IN:  With a (living) Person you Love (Detached Empathy)
Get a picture of someone you know and enjoy. Record the time you are starting.

Just like in the last example, first, clear your signal, aka banish or use the Relaxation Lever.  Focus the mind within.  Those with some Zen training, yes let the thoughts go.

Now, focus on the picture and breathe deeply.  Just pay attention to what pops in your mind.  Perhaps you will recall memories; perhaps certain sensations will pop up as you breathe deeply. Just let it flow. Try to breathe deeply and focus on the picture for 15 minutes.  Notice the changes.

If you get some weird information, just call and ask the other person if there was anything odd going on with them around the time you were doing this. You have to be delicate about it, and not put a suggestion in.  But if you were picking up stress and they say “Oh yeah, I was in a meeting with the boss at that time”, your right on the money.

The key is to just notice the difference. You could do the same picture at different times to see if there are different information flows.

Use the relaxation method with a positive sliding anchor emotion after you are done.  Laugh out loud.

Tuning In:  Something you don’t like

            This exercise requires a lot more self-control, and it is critical to do.  Remember, the sensory information you get is only information.  Your reactions are information.

Banish and use the relaxation lever.

Get a picture of someone or someplace you don’t like
Breathe deeply and stare at the picture.  Yes this is uncomfortable.  Notice any sensations or memories that pop up (or if they are there and then go away).

Do this for 15 minutes.
Then Banish with Extreme Prejudice and trigger a sliding anchor to “get happy”.

Amping the Signal.
When you are in receiving mode and accepting anything that comes your way, make sure to banish afterwards.   It is vitally important to reset your information /energy system, since you never know what is coming with the energy/information you are receiving. 

When you are receiving, what can you do to turn up the signal?  You already know how to do sliding anchors and sub modality work.  By focusing on the differences, you can focus on amplifying what you come to know as any of these tuning in exercises.  You can try these in many different examples.

Try the above exercises, and this time add details and use the sliding anchor techniques.

An example set for this could look like the following:

·      Banishing
·      Relaxation Sliding Anchor
·      Focus on the Target, and go into Reception Mode.
·      Take whatever you get as far as sensations, and use your mind to amplify the sensations.  This will essentially further attune you to the source.  Essentially, you have to keep focusing on the sensations.  This will further amplify the signal. 
·      You could throw in a metaphor to turn the dial from normal psychic to extreme psychic if you have already made one.
·      Keep breathing deeply.
·      Go as far into the sensations as possible for 15 minutes.
·      Banish again.
·      Laugh out Loud.

To master this takes a little practice, but this is a powerful technique once you get it down.

Receptive Anchors, Radionics and Seals while refining.
Now, I can not go as far into this as I would like to in context of this course.   Once you work through and get a clean signal, you could create a seal or sigil to represent the connection as an anchor.  Then use a sliding anchor idea to connect through the seal or sigil. 
In some ways, the multiple dials used in Radionics does exactly this.  The Radionics methods are a method of kinesthetic and visual tuning in that uses more and more complex styles of kinesthetic divination.  Of course, for the most part, it starts with simple pendulum divinations.
You could take this further and use any divination system to which you are attuned to give you feedback on the connection and advice on how to streamline and connect better to a person or thing.  So while you are connecting, you can throw the divination set down to get clues on how to better connect to the target.

Of course the target could be a tree, it could be a person, or it could be an aspect of yourself.  In part II, we will deal with the projection parts    

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Ancestral Work/Magic 101

I am still working on the mirror essay and life is moving a million miles a minute..., but I previously had this in my files.  Given how much I have done with my Great Grandfather (if you have been reading on Facebook you know), it's appropriate for me to post this.  This is how I was taught to do it as a starting point.  Haters, your comments just won't be approved so don't bother.

A lot of times, in my work as a Houngan and a Magician, I can honestly say that ancestor work can produce miracles. I am less of a Vodou liturgist, and more of a Magician, and I have seen real miraculous things happen when you really get it right with the ancestors. This is from getting a job, to better social contacts, healings; lots of tangible and fast results. I am amazed at how many things the ancestors can really help with, when the altar and frame which you work with them is zinging with energy. Of course, this is merely my opinion.

For me personally, some of my ancestors really have a lot of magical knowledge. Personally I have found that techniques such as self- hypnosis, meditation skills, and other forms of quieting the head allow for a better communication stream. This is a lot of what my book, Hands-On Chaos Magic, is about: the basics to intermediate level magic, and what I teach in public (and I do ancestor classes fairly often). Often, when I am sitting down at the ancestor altar, when things are right, I will get results right away, or streams of information; including ideas for practical magical techniques, and more.

Hands-On Chaos Magic will cover the techniques, but not the framework for Vodou service and working within the system. Now personally, I have found that talking to the ancestors is much less about talking, but "vibing". If you are in that quiet center place, it's much easier to communicate. In my experience, the words have always been less important in than that the vibration is right. The most helpful vibe, to me, has been one of gratitude and love.

I will give you a couple examples of getting to that most helpful vibe. How can one get to that centered place more easily where communication is possible? First, realize that each action should be done with intention. What this means, in my humble opinion, is that it's not just putting the food down on the altar; it’s putting the food down with conscious, intentional love, and gratitude for all that came before you. A simple set of techniques helps me with this process. First, I will use various techniques to center and ground. IF I am going to do more a magical operation with the ancestors, a white bath is often a good idea. My ancestors personally like doing magic with me, so this does happen.

While I am serving them, I will breath as deeply as I can, remembering times that I had with some ancestors that really connect to the love of family. I recall memories from childhood, conversations, whatever I can possibly remember. The goal is to let those feelings of love and gratitude for those memories really fill up your body with that good feeling. After feeding them, they will often ask me to sit down and listen, where they will give me good advice. My ancestors are a varied lot, some have great business advice, and some are great magicians. I maintain that vibe of love and gratitude through the conversation and connection (and this always seems to work a lot better). Really, holding a vibe like this is as simple as concentrating on the memories, and bringing all the information up through your imagination. As long as you are really getting into it, and it feels good, your aura will vibrate correctly. If you know songs for the ancestors, and can keep that love and gratitude vibe, it tends to go doubly well. Really, I extensively cover how to create, hold, and maintain a vibe and an auric vibration in 'Hands On Chaos Magic' through multiple chapters of information. Since the purpose is more to get the basic techniques of magical operations in the public eye, I did not specifically give examples relating the techniques to ancestral work, but it's all there.

It is possible, to contact one ancestor at a time but that would be another post. This does use some of the techniques I learned while in Haiti and using the Kardec systems of mediumship (for more information check out as well as the Kardecian Africanized practices that make up a Spiritual Mass. Often, if you have an Ancestral staff, merely tapping the staff 3 times, and calling the person's name in love is enough (if you have a connection, and stay in that centered loved based place) to feel their presence.

In a lot of ways, it's easy to misinterpret the communications, so do double check things with divination. I often will combine the Tarot with the Ancestral work to give you a set of techniques to help work with the ancestral currents and fine tune your communicative abilities.   When you are starting out and even later, it is very difficult to separate the message from the messenger.  I know some mediums who will claim to this, but that is really a misunderstanding on their part (or worse).  It still must be filtered through the subconscious mind even for the medium.

With good connections to the ancestors, miracles are possible. That does not mean that you don't have to put the work in. Asking the ancestors for millions of dollars and then sitting on your butt probably will not fly. However, I have seen them, and people who have worked with me to get their ancestral frame working right, get results very quickly, and nothing beats the real sense of peace and love that comes from getting it right with them. I do classes in the mid-west (Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Chicago) on this topic on a semi-regular basis.

Setting Up your Altar
The way I leaned how to do ancestor work in Haiti and the way I teach ancestor work is through a white table method of work.
What you will need:
  • Florida Water.
  • 4 Rocks from around your house ( or 4 quartz crystals)
  • 1 glass cup for water ( preferably clear or white)
  • 1 white shiny cloth covering.
  • 1 white candle
  • Vegetable oil (Easier to obtain and acceptable, though Van Van oil would be
    an even better choice)
  • Small table, shelf, dresser, cabinet top (Obviously the more you want to
    display on your alter as far as pictures and heirlooms will dictate how large of a table you will personally want)
Optional Pictures of your ancestors
Frankincense and Myrrh (Or other incense that will help raise them up) 
Fresh water
Van Van Oil
Bread, rice and beans

Skull imagery 

  1. Clean off the surface to be used.
  2. Wipe down the top with Florida Water.
  3. Optional, but preferred: Mix Florida Water, Water, and some of your
    Urine. Mix this in a bucket and rinse the white tablecloth with it (this does
    not smell). Allow the tablecloth to dry in the sun.
  4. Place the white tablecloth over the area to be used.
  5. Get four small stones from around your house. Clean them by scouring
    them with salt. Rinse them off well (Salt is not good to use for the spirits of
    the dearly departed). Then place one at each corner of your alter.
  6. It is common in Voudou practice to baptize ritual objects. This is a ritual
    method of giving them names. You can take a sprig of basil and splash a baptism onto your water glass, giving it a unique name as you do. Sigilized names work well, or even something like “Mama Aqua Brings Spirits”. The name should be unique; by naming it the glass becomes a unique thing. It is now a powerful portal between you and your ancestors. Place this glass with water onto the center of the alter and add a sprinkle of Florida Water, white wine, white rum, or a little anise.
  7. Into a glass candleholder, place some earth or small rocks from around your home and a few grains of salt (Just a few grains of salt to remove negativity). Take a white candle, and with pure vegetable oil or Van Van oil, rub the candle from the middle to the top then from the middle to the bottom. As you rub the candle direct your energy through your hands and pray for spiritual awareness. Put the candle firmly into the candle holder and place it in front of the glass of water.
  8. Optional: Place pictures of your ancestors or articles from your ancestor’s onto the altar. Place any skull or dead imagery onto the alter as well.
  9. Light the candle and call out to your ancestors to come and commune with you. If you are familiar with chakra work, you can also open all chakras before you communicate with your ancestors. Other blog posts here go over some ways to do this.
  10. Give the ancestors some bread. A cup of coffee with sugar and black. Other good offerings include: Rice, rice and beans, sweets, chicken roasted corn, grilled peanuts, fresh coconut. Ask your ancestors; they will happily let you know. Avoid salt in the food as it can take energy from spirits and you are using the food to provide them with a source of energy (this is a point of contention within some houses and sites).    
  11. Take a little time to sit at your altar, quite your mind and listen for messages that they may want to give you. We'll cover some mediumship techniques in the show. 
Of course, this is just a start.   We covered this with a hypnotic meditation on Deeper Down the Rabbit hole, so if you want a little more info  Click here and kick back and listen.   Deeper Down will come back, I think sooner then later (and yes, with me).

For food for though, I would say don't go to the ancestor altar asking for things right away.  Go to develop and learn about them, and yourself.  Go for a real relationship, then it is easier to ask for things.

If you want to see some thoughts on why I think the ancestral altar builds results more quickly then without it from a non-paradigmal point of view, check out:

The Full Offerings series

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Andrieh Vitimus on Dead Files Revisited: Fractured

So this week I got horribly swamped, but I did want to write about mirror magic and have been totally hosed for time.

So instead I will cheat, since I have something interesting to cheat with. I was in the Dead Files Revisted Innocent Blood and Fractured, here is the episode.

Here is a video where the second part I got to do the home exorcism on the Travel Channel on Dead files.   If you would like to buy it,

A couple things, If you want to complain to the producers that they didn’t name me, feel free.  They did it to all the people who were disposable “fix the problem”.  It is bullshit, but oh well.

They really didn’t show the full rituals.  The first was a New Orleans Style ritual to the Baron and his Wife to help remove the dead and more so really give the dead compassionate release.  The Dead Files Did not show the possession  Apparently at one point, I was crying for a while.  The camera men and woman had NEVER seen that from anyone in any of the cleansing, and most said they could feel the emotions. We had laid out a METRIC shit ton of food for the dead too, and candles.

The second part is a planetary archangel ritual, where all 7 planetary archangels were called into the house and then called to give blessings into a 7 planetary archangel incense.  They only showed 2 angles, I went across 7 planets using Michael as Sun ( sorry thats where I put him).  I do have the whole ritual written out, and I have worked it before… Its a fantastic ritual that brings all planets into balance and their highest aspirations.  It also happens to work real well for home excorcisms, banishing the stuck feeling, or as a jumping off point towards really powerful Bornless ones or HGA work.  Its not quite as “stiff” as most ceremonial magic operations and involves alot of training pre-steps and progressive training to work the ritual.  Pretty much I worked on that ritual for years and theres certain ways to make it work through proper training. I have done this with Jason Colwell, and we had so many weird occurrences happen when we did it. EVENTUALLY I will get that ritual out there, but you can see part of it above.

What they didn’t show, was that I went ROOM to room, cleansing every nook and cranny in that house with the incense and a white candle placing some physical bit of the incense in every corner.  Of course, they didn’t bother to mention that, but I did go the extra mile for them.  So if you have a house situation, like that one, want shit gone?  I can take care of and get your house back to normal.  I am happy to fly out to various places ( and we can work out the cost).

Outside the “not name the people”, I was really glad I could help the family on Dead Files. I know alot of what you see on TV is fake, but I made sure it was real for these people. I might have disagreed with Amy on some of her impressions and what was there ( there was stuff there, just not really everything was as bad as it was made to seem), but the angel work I did there did do the intended effect which was to heal the living and the negative vibes in the house.  They had real pain, and that helped to clear and heal it. Hell the dead slave problem was enough to cause that. I was just happy I could get their home back to a home. That's how I roll.

It was a fun time, Amy at least said "For this you need a chaos magician,  they are truly powerful, and I only call them out in the worst of cases"..  Haha... see with all the hate blogs we get, at least somebody respects our "Power".

Monday, March 9, 2015

Entitlement does not fit the budding magician

So usually I don't respond to hate mail, but this one I think is indicative of a whole undercurrent of people who get into magic.  Here is a paraphrase:

“Your book doesn't get to the point.  I need results now, not some obtuse staring exercise is not magic. Sigil magic don’t work. “

I won’t, in this blog, criticize the review that penned hands on Chaos magic as a hoodoo book after I included one chapter on sorcery … mainly using their review to sell their own products, but for the people who make those types of claims above.

and A hell of a lot of people get results when you are not.  
and Maybe you are the problem.

In the recent blog wars of the internet, Jason Miller and Gordon White got multiple “fuck you”, where’s the magic in your blog.. I will touch on that too...

Why does Hands On Chaos Magic have 6-10 chapters on building focus and imagination before sigils?

Because these are skills people do not have in the modern age.  This is to the point that Fortune 500 companies are teaching people mindful meditation to actually try to help people’s focus.  Any magical system requires intense focus, pointed training of will, and fierce imagination in the senses.  People do not, in the modern world, come prepackaged with this.  Skipping all the training and building of that, the magic probably will not work.  Sorry that is not what you want to hear.  That is the problem, so often in the magical community, the business of the occult is telling people mainly what they want to hear.  I am convinced of that.

Focus is such a problem that people have to get trained to even marginally be productive on their jobs.  In fact, everything attacks focus.  So that “obtuse not getting to it” is your mind training to even have any life success.  Think I am kidding on this point, read any book on business success.  Focus and attentiveness, in a culture of information overload, is one key to success.

Critical thinking, imagination and method testing are the keys to innovation.  These are life skills, not just magical skills.  These are skills which, not surprisingly, separate the successful from the non-successful.   It really should not be a surprise that they are needed for magic since practical magic really is creating life better.  Life is still in the goal there, so life skills are still the foundation.

Usually, unfortunately the same people who argue this kind of point, are the same ones who think they do not need to make life changes, or think they have to learn life skills, or make self-improvement attempts.  Magic has never worked that way and you get “Nothing Sir”.  Most likely these are the same people who blame their co-workers for their lack of promotion, blame external circumstances for everything in their life, and blame anyone they can to avoid self-reflection.

If you have no focus skills you might be lucky to get 1/1000 sigil enchantments to work.  Getting the different trance states down, and really getting focus, probably ⅕ as per Peter Carroll... maybe ½ once you're in the magical zone.    Of course, sigils aren’t the only thing you use.   People who claim 90-100% success, eh they are engaged in sucking their own cock… and are building a myth to sell shit.  With the training, the problem with sigils and magic in general is that it does work - just the wording or way it comes about disguises the result.  Sure it comes, in a way you don’t expect, or you make the attribution to your personal life skills not the magic because they are so intertwined.

If you think that magic is the easy pill towards your life being wonderful and great…. guess what:


Usually, that price is our self-construction, comfort zone, mental transformation, or time.   Shit do financial magic, and confront the fact you have been conditioned with shit beliefs about money.  It happens.  The sacrifice of transformation is present, and there is an exchange (just not the traditional views of what sacrifices are).  Of course there are authors that say no, the sacrifice aspects are non-existent, but I have made a New Year’s resolution to no longer argue with idiots, so I won’t be naming them.

So let’s get back to the focus and magic.  The better your life skills are adapted to your goals or passions or current vector, the better your capacity for successful magic on that endeavor.  If those things aren’t there, the magician has to develop them.

I am horribly introverted, yet I go to Toastmasters EACH week giving speeches to help my public speaking (I am considered  a very good presenter and speaker, but I mostly do that under the veil of Andrieh Vitimus, not my legal name).  If I fully want to embrace INFLUENCE magic, this is a needed and important pre-requisite.    These soft skills directly improve all the magic on those lines in a synergy that acts as a multiplier of the magical success, and is not independent of the magic.   I should be reviewing my NLP skills too, as well as actively engaging with other people.

Most people who want to get serious into magic should IMHO take on a philosophy of
'Lifelong learning'

AKA (Colloquialism) is the "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated"[1] pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Therefore, it not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship, and personal development, but also self-sustainability, rather than competitiveness and employability.[2]

It’s in adopting that philosophy applied to our self-transformation and magic, that the magic we plant has the greatest chance to grow. Even the basic skills of focus and imagination directly tie into those life skills.

Of course, this is why so many authors keep talking about life-skills. Life Skills are an easy topic to boost magical results. It’s a feel good fix that is an easy, let’s get a boost and make people feel good. Whether or not some occult experts are also experts on training those life-skills aspect should be a matter of debate per author.  Given the over-the-top emotionally stunted screaming to defend oneself that already occurs, it may not be one that the community can realistically have at this time.   The secret truth of magic is probably something like this:
“ You could have only one little enchantment or technique and probably get to where you want to in life, if you have real dedication to the process” - Andrieh Vitimus … go ahead you can quote me on that.

Magicians studying magic for its own sake, in general, have multiple goals. Yes life enhancement, but also.. this game. The game of life… the WHY, the How of magic. It’s like a pet obsession, more than a quick fix. Know what happens when real magicians who 

....are not trying to sell you something and   
. . . unlike those who make it sound easier than it is do when they start to make a real big life change,

 Those magicians probably sit down with a project planner and map out the steps they need to take, just like you would. The difference is that the magician will use their techniques to build fortitude and a little luck in the process, using their own skillset as the canvas to work the results. Again, LIFE transformation, not magic pills. See the magic pills for what they are, bullshit marketing crap peddled to unwary or entitled people done with questionable ethical ideals. 
 Make the paints of your life, with the knowledge you learn, and use the magic as part of process that paints your life adventure.

Next week, I am going to go over some Sorcery on Mirror Spirit Traps (and potentially people) and how they work.

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