Msg: 442 Date: 14 Dec 89 19:00:54
From: Phil Hansford Area: Magicknet
To: Jack Ofshadows
Subj: Re: Do what thou wilt...
Hello again...Thanks for the message...
JO>Magic, if done right, will affect both the subjective inner
JO>world of the operator, and it will alter external reality.
They are the same (or appear to be, since all observation is
JO>When magic, intended to affect external events is not quite
JO>at the peak power level necessary to affect the world
JO>outside the consciousness of the operator
Do you subscribe to the energy model of magick? Even if you
do, more is not necessarily better. In any case, sometimes
magick is the 'internal' kind, intended to directly affect the
JO>then it recoils upon the mental plane of the magician and
Generally one speaks of recoil only in aversive magick. If
constructive magick fails, it will produce positive (ie.
beneficial) side effects.
JO>Self proclaimed magi usually die of their obsessions.
A sweeping generalization. Do you have documented evidence of
this? You sound like a reader of Blavatsky and Annie Bessant
You deffinitely sound like a reader of Blavatsky and Annie
There are many different theories in magick and metaphysics.
I won't say they're all wrong, but I don't think many of them
serve much purpose either. You don't need a theory to perform
magick or ESP. You can do it without one. Many people do.
When pointless theories start getting in the way, it's time to
throw them out...
'Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.'