For the past 13 months I have been doing a course called The Rite of The Twelve Celestial Regents.
It is created by the people who also make the First Light flowers in NZ, of which I am a practitioner. I was suggested that I take this course, so I did.
I had HUGE resistance when I did this course, at one point I wanted to quit. I had just such a problem doing rituals. I thought that if I were to take any action, I might as well spend my time loading the dishwasher. lol I just did not see the point of standing in this direction and ringing this bell.
I did not see this as magic, but more as a course on the planets and the energy of the goddess.
During this time I decided to buy some books and take a course by Damien Echols, someone I had been following for quite a few years now, when I first got to know him in the West Memphis Three case. Where he spent 18 years on death row for a crime he did not commit.
Damien calls himself a ceremonial magician, I started following him on Patreon after noticing such a huge change in him from the person he was after coming out of prison to the person he is today. I wanted to know what it was about his practice of magic that made the difference.
I was first drawn to him recently through his book on angels. Then I started reading his book about Magick, and it felt like it was related to the course I was doing.
I felt very guided to Magick, but did not know why. And I still do not quite know why.
What is Magick?
Damien says in High Magick “First of all, you are already doing magic. With every thought, word and action, you influence the world around you and decide what comes your way.”
Magic with ak differs from Magic which is performance magic and such as David Copperfield and David Blain.
There is High Magick and Low Magick (and of course black magic which is what most people think magic is).
High Magick is about spiritual growth and Low Magick is about earthly desires and needs.
Low Magick is what we think of most when we think of magic, spells for love and attracting money, etc. But Damien says you can think no further than this if you can not put food on the table.
High Magick is what I focus on the most. I am in the early stages of the rituals he has described, such as the ritual Lesser Banishing of the Pentagram.
However, I am beginning to have less resistance to performing the rituals, I am beginning to see that the movement and embodiment of standing and doing arm gestures is not so much different than saying qigong and raising and controlling energy.
I have no problems with qigong that I have about magic, so it tells me that there is a lot of negative energy in the collective consciousness of magic, and also from my previous lives.
LBRP is about clearing space, and also calling on archangels, vibrating God’s name and turning to elemental directions, as many other religions practice.
Another way to describe Magick is Theurgy, which is about adapting to the source of creation to become more like it. Which is really just another way of describing spiritual growth. Many religions see this as the way to God as well.
As above so below
This saying is quite well known in personal growth circles now, perhaps because of the Law of Attraction and how popular it is.
As Above So Below, As Below So Above, As Within So Without. And we can influence one plane through action in the other.
Maybe most of my spiritual life has worked on the higher planes, but I think I am called to Magick to embody heaven here on earth, rather than doing everything mentally and not including my body.
I really feel more strengthened.
This is just a small insight into Magick, there are many more aspects and rituals, including tying in the Tree of Life.
Did you have a negative view of what Magick with AK was too?