I’m not sure if this is something all of you have experienced, but through out my time studying and researching in the occult, I’ve often found an emphasis on a sort of moral or ethical standard. This isn’t just about the morals and ethics in how you use your magick, but in how you act as a person altogether. It’s like being a magician means you’re supposed to be of greater ethical caliber than non-magicians. Not so much in a dogmatic kind of way like with Sin or Karma, but in just being aware of your overall impact on the world around you.
I feel myself having this need to be a better person. It’s like something tells me that if I can’t rise above the shallowness and pettiness that humans are prone to, I don’t deserve to be a magician. I’ve also sort of developed an interest in moral/ethical philosophy, and later on started thinking about the dimensions of human interaction. Once I started taking an interest in the Left Hand Path, my first concern was “How is this not evil? How can this be good?” Of course, it taught me that “Good and Evil” is relative. However human nature isn’t.
My occult studies, when mixed with other things, have produced tons of ethical wisdom. I wanted to know if anyone else has experienced this sort of interest? Is there a purpose?