Saturday, February 25, 2012

Advanced Magick for Beginners

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The Baptist's Head

Investigating the Western tradition of magick can be confusing at the best of times, let alone for a person who is at the beginning of their magical journey. There is the near-impenetrable transcend-entalism of early twentieth-century magical texts, the moralistic environmentalism of the modern Pa-gan movement, the popular naive sentimentality of the New Age and the almost cartoon-like prac-tical materialism of some postmodern authors.

Where are we supposed to look for a basic intro-duction to magick, when there doesn't appear to be a consensus on what magick is, let alone a reas-on for why we might want to practice it?

Read through it in only a few goes just like The Camel Rides Again.

Humans are Amphibious - Live in 2 Worlds at Once - Matter & Mind

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The Snake - The Spiralling DNA - Representing all Earthly Life

So imagine you recently had the most enlightning experience of your life through a mushroom trip, and a few months later you decide to try it again. But instead of enlightning visions, you end up huddled scared in a corner of your bedroom and whenever you close your eyes you see a GIANT FUCKING SNAKE FILLING UP THE REST OF THE ROOM GRINNING AT YOU. Well since I was meditating for hours on end during that time I finally know what the hell the trip was trying to tell me, that I was too frightened of Earthly life and was exploring inner space too much foregoing on the exterior space. I backed off from any psychonaut adventures for a long while after that so it served its purpose, but now I finally know, thanks to Alan Moore, what it symbolized.

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Luscious Jackson - Ladyfingers

I'm so tired of my guns and my vanity
I'd like to trade them in for some sanity
And I don't know it didn't come too easy
it didn't come easy to me either
from the freezer to a believer
in love, in love
she might be new, she might be old
she might be scared as hell
she might not be so bold
she might not be so bold