Hey, this is a piece of my best advice for anyone just starting out with occult fanaticism.
It works if you work it. A spell doesn’t automatically give you limitless powers over everything at once, but it can certainly feel like it has once you’ve learned to craft a decent enough spell to leave you feeling satisfied with the result.
At it’s face value, the spells helps one to feel as thought they’ve got more power over that situation than they’ve actually go at the time in real life, and that believe helps the magician to move on with the internalized, and projected onto the universe, objective for gaining momentum toward a power position in that situation.
It will give you clues as to how you’ll get that really tangible power to manifest itself as you’re working that spell out. The subconscious has learned what to tell you to help you get there and would then start to readily identify that path for you to work it, giving you signals and signs of the targets appearance coming soon.
Furthermore that spell has sent out signals up front to the prospective recipients of itself, or the spell has forces itself onto other people and handcrafted itself into their subconscious mind. It matters not which way it got there, because someone, something, somewhere will respond to what you’ve cast for and it will be returned to you in kind.
Some of you will be doing spellworking that’s more shamanic in nature. Others will be more ecclectic and witchey with you spells of magick. Keep doing them until you’ve found the path of witchery that’s suited to your particular skill sets and personality, religious backgrounds, and a highly specialized spirituality is the most efficient for sustainable progress and improvement of one’s personal life’s circumstances, finding meaningful work and a task oriented approach to goal setting and record breaking.
Set a life goal, five year goals, and even a tomorrow goal for this time next year. Separate those goals from each other and categorize which goals are most effectively targeted with which kinds of spells and ritual workings. What would you like to see most improved about your life and your own expressions of the self?
What’s your weakness that’s holding you back? Target that and bring it up well enough that it’s only a slight weakness if any weakness remains at all.
Walk by Faith and not by the astral plane, which will confuse the living shit out of you.
Some would identify better with western Ceremonial magick at which point it’s highly advisable to work a degree working system like GD, Freemasonry, or something like it.
Portal workings are dangerous with or without adult supervision, so it doesn’t matter one way or the other what’s your preferred route. It will have its innate hazards, the least of which is not mental illnesses being highly exacerbated by this practice of western Ceremonial magick known as daemonolatry. It can absolutely drive a madman I’ll with madness. But it could also be the truest source of freedom and healing, soul liberty, and fantastic sex you could possibly have imagined. All things are possible through Christ which strengthens us. The Orders of Malta and the Golden Dawn have always been seen as heretical fascists by their own constituency if not the devils themselves in human bodies, a laughable fantasy if not much more or less than this.
You’ll need a standard operating procedure for approaching spiritual growth, and that’s why you need to find masters whom you can build trust with.
One of those things is meditation. You need to control the thoughts you’ve allowed to enter the subconscious mind on a regular basis and that’s standard operating procedure for any mystical tradition, BALG being one of those collectives of believers in the arts of meditation and thoughtforms. I’ll write some more here later on. I’ve said a fucking mouthful already. This was just what’s occurred to me this far through the passing of time and after making a few hard lessoned mistakes in judgment.