I started a thread a few weeks ago Martyr, Muggle or Natural? where over the years I’ve concluded that people in the occult under 3 categories.
Now I fall under the muggle variety albeit 20 years ago at a time of great stress and unhappiness my physic abilities flowered for about 2 months. Looking back now I would say that I may have reached the state of (temporary) enlightenment.
Now I’m back to muggleness what can i do?
I believe that the key is your critical faculty. This filters all the information from your senses and conscious mind and lets through only the data that fits it’s criteria for your subconscious (or unconscious if you prefer). Think of it as a bouncer at a night club. It has list of people it will let in and a criteria based on dress code, age, gender etc
So who sets the criteria for your critical faculty? Well you do albeit with “help” from your parents, family circle, friends, school, work, religion,media, advertising, society etc. I’ve learnt that all these sources can be biased, prejudiced, ignorant, misunderstood, wrong, lies, partly right and sometimes actually right!
So how do you change the criteria? I believe there are 3 ways:-
- Hypnosis - a subject dear to my heart and one I shall in the future probably explain more fully.
- NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) - “a model for excellence” as it is touted. It does overlap to a degree with hypnosis but it also another tool for helping you change your beliefs and actions.
- What I call “Immersion”. This is where when you a learning a new skill or area of knowledge you totally flood your consciousness with everything to do with it. So for example, if you were learning a new language like German, not only would you learn the actual language, you would learn about it’s history, watch You Tube in German, eat German food etc If you made a concerted effort for a year you’ll be amazed at how much you learnt and how proficient you be in communicating in German.
The same can be applied to the occult. I come from a family background where spirituality in any form just wasn’t on the radar. It’s not that my parents were anti religion it just didn’t interest them so hence my critical faculty is set to filter out anything vaguely with a religious/spiritual content. Obviously things changed a bit with my brief flirtation with “enlightenment” but it’s nearly back to square one.
So I’ve had to immerse myself. I’ve bought books/grimoires (4 bookcases of them!), been on courses (real world and online), tarot cards (about 70 packs!) scrying devices, a wand, various spells and had various conjurations done for me (if I carry on the journal most of this will come out in the wash at some point). I must confess I’ve been a torrent demon as well and have about 16,000 pdfs and no nothing of EA.s before the Mods chuck me off As you can see nothing succeeds like excess
Before anyone gets hot under the collar about torrenting, most of pdf’s I’ve read have been at best, a pleasant read but learnt nothing and at worst a total waste of time. Those few pearls I have found I’ve actually bought the book as I do treasure having actual books rather than in digital form.
Right that’s enough for tonight - I need to get back to Lucifer and his Demons…