without mind, there would be no will, imagination, or analytical reasoning. without those, there is no magic save sympathetic items only, which still misses the magic without mind to accompany the item.
Because a huge portion of magick is psychology, especially when your magick works well.
Also, if you can solve an issue with simple psychology, then it leaves you free to use your energy and efforts in magick on other needs.
Have you ever heard anyone say that we all do magick in some way whether we mean to or not? That is mostly because of psychology. We all too often consider magick to be supernatural, but some of the most powerful sorcerers never step into a ritual. In a mundane example, look at a world leader. In the context of a bardic magician this holds true as well. Music is a form of magick, IMO, and look how it can evoke instant emotional reactions. Powerful stuff, and the effect primarily comes from psychology.
It’s good to assess any psychological problems before starting magic especially black magick. All of your repressed issues are going to come up at some point and spirits will make you aware of your shortcomings. They want to help you overcome them or use them to manipulate you.
If you are aware of your psychological problems or weaknesses you will be better equipped to handle them when they pop up. I for example suffer from depression so i’m not going to put myself in certain situations.
depends on the definition of psychology if we are using the original greek term it means study of the soul which includes the mind. Unlike the modern definition which is just the mind, and puts the soul part into a mini catagory of parapsychology. Either way there both interconnected.