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Thank you for elucidating more.

Are you following a specific system or method?

Hello,
I am new to this Path. Unfortunately, I have not taken a magickal name, as I don’t intuit that it would serve any purpose at this time. I would say that I am not particularly interested in any type of magick per se, although I am familiar with most of the relevant jargon, etc. My background is in Western mysticism and dilettante occultism (Golden Dawn, Thelema).
I had a profound (for me) experience that pulled me into a type of Demonolatry, which I think of as more like a type of Bhakti yoga, combined with certain vamachara tendencies, practices, etc. I would say that my current motivation is to learn more and cast a very wide net.

Welcome @lefty_curious

How long have you practiced?

Im following the evocation and summoning method explained on here, in a pinned thread

I have worked differently in the past, but currently feel this is working best for me

Hello, I am new to this forum and i wanted to say hi to everyone.
Blessings,
Ultimatae

Welcome @Ultimatae11 Please introduce yourself properly. Tell us about yourself and any experience you have in magick. This post tells us nothing and does not meet our requirement for a proper introduction.

Where are you from?

Do you have any practical experience in maigck?

If you do, what, exactly, do you practice, and how long have you practiced it?

If you don’t. what areas of magick are you interested in learning?

Practice might be a very strong word, which is why I maintain a strictly dilettante stance. I have done a Cabalistic Cross or two (mainly when in churches), and the LBRP on occasions. I have done amateur Qabbalah, and an astrological (natal) chart. I have owned a Tarot deck, and had success with it (long since gotten rid of). I have also, in the past, “correctly” seen/interpreted auras on other persons. Note that I don’t claim any of those skills at present (but could muddle through basic rituals if my life depended on it).

I own and have read:
“The Golden Dawn”, Regardie, '89 ed.
“Garden of Pomegranates”, Regardie
“Self-Initiation into the Golden Dawn Tradtion”, Cicero et al
“The Magick of Thelema”, DuQuette
“Bhagavad Gita”
various Thelema works (Book of the Law, etc.)
Several Bibles (various translations), and Nag Hammadi translations

In other words, the answer is “not long enough”. Up to this point I have not really practiced Solvitur Ambulando, sadly, which is no one’s fault but my own, I suppose.

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Thank you DarkestKnight for welcoming me :wink:
I am an solitary witch and I live in Europe.
I am born with the gift and in contact with spirits and deities since I was a toddler. I have been practicing wicca and Traditional Witchcraft for many, many years.
I recently purchased the Grimoire “Queen of Hell” by Mark Alan Smith, and I would like to learn a bit about the expériences of other witches who are working with the currant of this grimoire…

Thank you @lefty_curious

Are you initiated in any systems or traditions?

Hello, I am Alinal and I have practiced Chaos Magick for the past two years after leaving the Christian church. I found this path after studying the New Thought movement and being lead to Mitch Horowitz and his teachings. This eventually lead to me studying Luciferianism with which I feel most comfortable. I work primarily with Lilith but more recently with King Paimon which has lead me to study the traditions surrounding the Goetia.

No. The only option through most of my life (up till this point) was Freemasonry, but the local chapters seem to be strictly Blue Lodge, as far as I can discern.

There are probably traditional witchcraft practitioners around, but they keep a looowwww profile. There are Wiccans, of course, but their groupings seem a bit eclectic, and I sort of scratch my head at some of their practices. That leaves AMORC Rosicrucianism, which was an option pre-COVID, but less so now (they are not doing initiations until things blow over). Hope that helps!

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my name is [8] - (evertrue) i am an avenging angel, created by god to destroy evil! i’ve been bombing the shit out of the wannabe illuminati impostors with magick for years now, costing them many billion$ my current ambition is to keep choking (redacted by moderator) until he helps me build The I.F.D.(Independent Fingerprint Database) a reincarnation website where you can be immortal by recording your unique fingerprints, which are the same life-after-life, and leaving an inheritance to yourself

Please introduce yourself properly @highness, not this ridiculous conspiracy fantasy nonsense.

Where are you from?

What, exactly, do you practice, and how long have you practiced it?

So you have experience in any specific systems or traditions?

What are your areas of interest?

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Okay, threatening named individuals with magick is NOT permitted on here, so I removed that name you posted.

Please read the reply above, and also, familiarise yourself with our rules:

If you find this is not the right forum for you, please @ me to have your account deleted.

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Greetings to all, I’m Rodrigo. I started my studies o magic about 2 years ago, I follow the good teachings of Lucifer. I wish to empower myself and ascend as godlike, to pierce the veils… I love dreams, and astral projections, I avoid cursing and love life, but never permit anyone to act against me as they like. I’ve been reading on this forum for more than a year but just decided to create an account hehe. Thanks you all for the teachings and great discussions.

Welcome @DragonVessel

What do you practice?

Do you have any experience in specific systems or traditions?

Hello. I’ve never really developed a magickal name- perhaps I’ll come up with one during my time here?

I presently find myself preoccupied with energy work and inner alchemy- and fascinated by the ideas of Vampirism. My background includes some lucid dreaming, and a few fleeting instances of conscious astral projection. My inclination is against the trappings of dogma and submission to other powers, which drives me toward the personal idiosyncrasies of Chaos Magick. I’ve too long been an ‘armchair magician’, bloating my library and doing little else- something I intend to change.

I have an aversion to spirit work due to bad first experiences during my ‘awakening’, this is something I want to overcome, as I suspect I am losing out on much learning from work with spirits.

My ambitions: To conquer the ‘demons’ of my own mind; to assert my energetic/spiritual boundaries; to create a kingly life for myself in the physical; to explore the astral state and all it offers, and to overcome death itself! Somewhat more specifically: I’d like to learn energy manipulation and inner alchemy, explore how Vampirism fits in to that, and put my Chaote knowledge through it’s paces to better direct my presently semiconscious manifestation capability.

Struggles: Currently ongoing psychological healing crisis precipitated during my ‘spiritual/energetic’ awakening. Overcoming this, and the intensely disturbing energetic manifestations that accompany it, is my primary concern. THEN I can move on to riches, love, and then that higher-actualization stuff :slight_smile:

I look forward to asking you guys lots of questions and hopefully contributing some useful things back in return.

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Welcome @anotherQuestioner

Where are you from?

Do you have any practical experience in magick at all, beyond your lucid dreaming and “fleeting instances of astral projection?”

If so, how long have you been practicing?

Was there anything in particular that precipitated this?

Where are you from?

West Coast, USA

Do you have any practical experience in magick[?]

Mostly, just wrangling my own mess of energy and thoughtforms. I’ve taken ‘potshots’ at chaos-style sigil magick but not very seriously, and have attempted developing Servitors or deliberate thoughtforms, but that seemingly proved futile in the face of my general condition. I’ve been working with a spirit of unclear character for several months, but it has proven difficult to communicate constructively through all the chaos and static I’m projecting on myself.

How Long?

I’ve been reading about magick for a couple of years, but only really gotten my hands dirty (so to speak) in the last few months.

Was there anything in particular that precipitated this?

The beginning of my awakening to spirit/energy phenomena was directly precipitated by interaction with a familiar spirit I was ‘matchmade’ with my a spirit keeping community. Never before that had I really FELT any kind of presence, and the exercises I did to ‘open my senses’ to better communicate were my first experiences of my energy system. The familiar was doing their own ‘tune ups’ on me, as well. The crisis part of the equation originated during that work, in a session when I was (unwisely) attempting to trigger a kundalini event, deliberately trying to generate a ‘energy ascending the spine’ experience with my breath and nascent energy-direction ability. I’m not sure I actually accomplished my dubious goal, but I definitely ‘unstuck’ a ton of repressed issues in a way that I was not ready to deal with at the time.

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Thank you for elucidating more upon your experience, and again, welcome to the BALG forum :slight_smile: