Lesson 22: Letting It Go

This is the part of magick-working that is hardest for me, and it may be very difficult for you too.  There is a fine line between being empowered, and being a control freak.  You can’t control everything.  There are millions of other Wills that you share the world with, and they need what they need too. Wayne Dyer refers to this as “disattachment from outcome.”[1]  I personally find that language is only good for Buddhists.  What do you mean that I shouldn’t care about the … [Read more...]

Lesson 21: Doing the Real-World Work

Sometimes, a spell might take so long to manifest that it seems like it’s a hopeless cause.  You would be amazed how often I hear about this!  A friend of mine did a spell to get a new job, and it took her months and months to find beneficial employment.  Her spell seemed sound, her training was sufficient to the task, and she didn’t have any immediate enemies who were likely hexing her.  But then I asked her, “So where have you applied?” thinking that maybe she was looking for work … [Read more...]

Lesson 20: Perfect Love and Perfect Trust

This post is entirely available to the general public.  Please pass it on to your friends.  May it derail potential Witch Wars everywhere! Ideally in Wicca, a group comes together “in perfect love and perfect trust.”  Certainly this isn't always possible or even desirable, but when you come together to work magickally, you need to put aside your personal differences and issues before you attempt ritual.  This is just as true for your own personal Work.  And if you have difficulties … [Read more...]

Lesson 16: True Will

Ceremonial magicians often speak of something called “True Will.”  True Will is your innermost desire, as well as a sense of destiny.  People in the New Age community call it “Serendipity.”  Some people believe that the god(s) sent us here for a specific purpose, and when we have accomplished this purpose, then we will pass into the next realm and perhaps be sent back later for a different purpose.  Magicians believe in a similar philosophy, except that they believe that we have … [Read more...]

Lesson 15: Facing a Conflict of Wills

Magick takes the path of least resistance.  It is lazy.  Like most energy, it will do what is easiest.  “An object at rest tends to stay at rest; an object in motion tends to stay in motion.”  This is as true in metaphysics as it is in physics.  So why make it work harder than it has to? Magick can be much more difficult when you are working against the status quo.  The path is the “road less travelled,”[1] so to speak.  All the current works against you and it makes things … [Read more...]

Lesson 8: Know Thyself

It is said that the doors of Eleusis boasted the inscription, “Know Thyself.”  We have to make our minds quiet for long enough to know what the subconscious is really saying.  What do we really believe about ourselves and the world at our core?  There are many ways to work towards this goal, from psychoanalysis to soul retrieval.  They are all effective, and the more healing you do for your Younger Self (and the better you understand it) the better you will become at changing … [Read more...]