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Seraphis
July 15, 2018, 05:41:05 PM by Seraphis
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(THE FOLLOWING IS A PHILOSOPHICALLY DERIVATIVE CONCEPT OF CHAOS MAGIC)

Along the years, the notion of divinity / godhead as being inextricable sources of magic / energy and the need for personifying said energies, has been a source of contention and perplexion.

A great many spells, rituals, magical practices, covens, etc. contemplate the calling on gods and goddesses in ritual as sources of energy or to yield some power towards the intended outcome. It would take a fair deal of deliberation to consider what we perceive as the essence of divinity and "godly sentience", but for the greater part of this topic, I would like to argue the over-use of the concepts as personified energies.

It may do well to note that "gods" and "goddesses" may very well exist in the manner most subscribe to, yet the nature of their essence misconstrued and utilized under a pretext of personification. In magical application, the utilization of higher energies is not at all uncommon, though the means to entreat or attune to them appear largely under-discussed. The "works for some but not for others" issue arises again with the notion that magic can be used by anyone, regardless of religion, spirituality, or beliefs.

A god / goddess by any other name would be as easily entreated. (a rose by any other name would smell as sweet) - The same energy may be personified in different cultures, religions, or spiritual beliefs and teachings, yet in essence remain unchanged. Simply, our perception of it's nature is all that differs.

Whilst this discussion remains far away enough from reaching of a point of scientifically quantifying the essence of magical energies, it still merits consideration that the "impression/s" we hold of godhood and divinity, at least in the context of utilization for magic / ritual / practice, may yield the same results when utilized in a different context - without personified deity.

For comparison's sake, I refer to Reiki. Whilst it is not considered a personified deity, it is yet structured by rules and limitations; an "intelligent energy" which only works if the recipient is at least in some part willing to receive it, and no negative intentions are held towards the recipient whilst it is being transmitted by the practitioner. However, by examining the way it is regulated in it's application, it might easily be considered itself to be a deity or personified manifestation.

As for practical implementation of the concept, the point is the effective utilization of "divinity" or "divine energy" without the personification; to entreat or access the energies of a god / goddess for integration into magical practice without the stigma of personification of deity; a similar approach to the method of using Reiki. The energy frequency suitable for the purpose under it's own regulations. (eg. Reiki simply doesn't flow or permit utilization when refused or intended for harm)

As far as scientific quantification of divine or magical energies, it may yet simply be a matter of time before we can accurately measure and observe the essence and foundation behind the smokescreen of mysticism in a manner similar to existing technologies of observing a spectrogram of FM radio frequencies such as this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Spectrogram-fm-radio.png

Food for thought.

BB,
 -- Seraphis
Seraphis
July 15, 2018, 04:43:26 PM by Seraphis
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(THE FOLLOWING IS A PHILOSOPHICALLY DERIVATIVE CONCEPT OF CHAOS MAGIC)

For the moderately magically acquainted who wish to further themselves in the craft, there are many challenges, and some of them require reinterpretation to suit the practitioner's need for understanding of a concept or technique.

This topic will focus on exploring the differences in mental perspective of the "self" in magical applications and practice.

Let's begin with the common problem of casting spells for your own gain / benefit. A challenge to glean tangible results in many cases, where the intended outcome is greater "selfish" benefit, spells and magic for self-gain can be considered controversial at times, as well as easily misunderstood in common discussion. As much as there is need for helping others, there is more than reasonable leeway for the same self-empowerment - which may not yet be greed, but "utilizing what you have" and making the most of your capabilities. (Perhaps it is not challenging for everyone, but most certainly for some).

The general notion of identifying yourself as an ego (me / I / self), an identity, creates a challenge for directing your magic / practice / intention, because the idea of the outflow of energies and magic redirecting to the practitioner "short-circuits" and appears to self-sabotage the effort in a number of cases. This is where the separation of "self" may play a role in better understanding an alternative technique to approaching self-empowering spells for gain / wealth / growth / luck.

This idea is essentially the contextualization of yourself and your situation into an "idea" observed from outside; a 3rd person view, where you have created yourself as a proxy / embodiment of self on which to focus and channel your magic / spell. When you mentally imagine and perceive separation of consciousness from your ego / self, it lends to a starkly different experience in magic / spell work and an oddly tangible impression of the impetus behind the process/es at work.

To simplify the above, think of the use of Voodoo Dolls or a "straw man", but of yourself - and a bit more refined in the idea, that it is not a reflection upon yourself, but the impression of mental separation from self - "seeing your self in another way". This creates a different perspective and experience for the same application in a different application (for yourself, but projected subjectively onto the concept of "you").

Whilst it may seem unusual and downright bizarre to reconsider "what (or how) the mind / ego thinks of itself", it has been an enlightening fundamental adjustment to the way in which solitary magic / practice can be applied: A very direct interpretation of "changing the way you see things". It is my hope that to some degree, the "mind shift" and insight into changing personal perspective in magic / practice discussed above, prove useful for developing practitioners who struggle in overcoming the "mental block" of the illusion which has been created by the ego of itself (first person perspective).

BB,
 -- Seraphis
Seraphis
November 27, 2017, 01:20:21 PM by Seraphis
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With the arrival of the "silly season", and an unfortunate surge in impulsive spending beyond available means sending suicide rates / attempted suicides skyrocketing, I've felt pulled very strongly back to Reiki, in my desire to help those affected with genuine concern. (flashback to my career path for context; I work in EMS)

After a close friend was admitted to a mental health clinic, and visiting them a few times, I've seen some very severely troubled people suffering from a variety of conditions; ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Anxiety, Depression, and combinations of those, plus possibly worse. Having heard how one of the individuals had been struggling almost daily with suicidal tendencies, and being on suicide watch for nearly a week, I inquired and found he had voluntarily admitted himself for treatment - meaning, he is seeking help. (and anyone who wants help, may be receptive to Reiki)

This prompted me to reflect a bit, asking guidance, and the perception I received was that he would be willing to receive Reiki, and would benefit from it. After sending Reiki, and finding it well-received (it flowed like a river), I explored Google for some feedback and anecdotal experiences by mental health patients, as well as Reiki practitioners, and both seemed to indicate a genuine benefit from receiving Reiki over several treatments / sessions.

It has encouraged me once again to more pro-actively seek to offer and utilize Reiki where it is needed, accepted, and well received. Along my journey of spirituality, Reiki has been one of the strongest developers for me personally, with regard to insight, patience, peace, and clarity of thought - it truly has granted growth and healing, in so many facets of my life, and I can only extend my sincerest wishes that those who have an interest, or been attuned, to pursue healing and personal development through Reiki as a healing and spiritually enhancing modality.

BB,
 -- Seraphis
MsMollimizz
August 29, 2017, 11:37:55 PM by MsMollimizz
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Gentle People...
 Lilly is a beautiful soul, 19yrs old in physical therapy on Army base in Ft Leonardwood, Mo
She got half way thru basic training come to find out her hip bones are cracked-both of them !
She has 2 weeks left to get better or she gets a medical discharge, she wants to stay in and
I heard tonight she's not going to tell them she's not feeling much better...
I am hoping/confident we can help heal her bones ! I visualized "painting" her hip bones with
calcium last night, I gave her 3 layers making sure to let each one dry before applying the
next layer. I also sent her a bubble with healing energy last night.
 I am hoping others can send healing light, healing energy, lighting a healing candle...etc.
I am hoping with all that's going on in the southern states, that some are not completely
involved to lend a hand and help keep my beautiful grand-daughter in the army. She may
have to change her "job"-and I hope she does (I can see her in my mind as a pilot).
 Any help you can lend would be very appreciated !      :pray:         Thank you in advance 
Gentle Rainbow Light
MsMollimizz

Brian
May 21, 2017, 03:09:43 PM by Brian
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So, I've been doing a lot of Shadow-work, over the past X-number of months, and really trying to square-away some solid plans for my life.

It's the busy-season at work, so my schedule is all over the place, and I use my time to the best advantage, though I've been reading a lot, lately, on subjects like history, law, politics, and psychology, and thinking-over the nature of my spiritual life--inasmuch as I've concluded that, while I don't find it within to believe in spell-casting, there is a deep and profound magic to be found in Hermetic practices and the application of psychological principles.

I've laid-down my wand, for the time-being, so that I might pursue, more seriously, my desired career as a wood-carver (ultimately crafting furniture, toys and masks), drawing on First Nations and European influences, per my ancestry.

Though summer is a difficult time for me to develop much of a life, outside of increased responsibility and time spent at work, I intend to join a Toastmasters group, and a square-dancing club--perhaps even a curling-club--in the fall.

2017 has, thus far, been a time of setting priorities, rediscovering the passions which burn within, and embracing the Aries/Mars energy of my sun-sign, for the pursuit of new goals--rather, the vigorous aspiration toward old goals, whose positions on the horizon I had lost for so long.

I see that there has been little activity on MM, this year, and I hope everyone has found some new pursuits which are keeping them busy!
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