I have used Eastern mantras quite a bit and have done Western style ceremonies also. There is one significant difference between the two styles of magick that I don’t understand. In Western ceremonies, you perform the spell, evocation, etc. and then forget about it. The results will happen.
When you use mantras to obtain something specific, you chant them everyday for some amount of time (40 days is pretty typical).
I understand that all magick uses essentially the same basic mechanisms to function when you strip them down, but I am having a hard time reconciling this difference between the two styles.
Can anyone explain this?