Your Mind Is Far More Important Than Your Shiny Crystals!… Those Flashy Tools Are Unnecessary For Your Magick!… Are You A Junky Sorcerer Needing You’re Novelty Fix?…
A few months ago, I took a trip to the “Heart of the New Age” which to most is Sedona, Arizona. A place notorious for their embrace of new age spirituality and magick. Surrounded by beautiful scenery and magickal landscapes I entered into a place that was going to give me the biggest reality check on magick I have ever physically experienced. This reality check was how novelty the world of spirituality and magick has become. Our new age world of magick… has become basic and novelty.
I have always stood firm behind the idea that the only tool necessary for magick is the mind. Anything else is a bonus to compliment the minds work. This stems from my own work in psychology and my conclusion that magick is psychological and all magickal tools are placebo to be used in our psychodrama filled rituals to subconsciously manifest results. In my trip to Sedona I witnessed just how far our communities has grown apart from the real magick of the mind. The majority have become so attached to physical flashy ritual toys and novelty consumables that the mind has been replaced with an unquenched addiction for more fancy toys. Truly the spiritual world has become a novelty.
Results In Magick Are Gained From A Sound Mind!… Problems In Magick Are Risen From A Fantasy To Need Power Items!…
Many refer to magickal items, tools and flashy toys as power items. Yet the irony is that while many practitioners increase their addiction to these novelty items they give away their power to a physical item far inferior to their own mind. Magick has been sanitized by crystals and wands and the important need for hard work, study and practice has been lost. I believe this novelty addiction (which is exactly what it is) is the reason why so many practitioners of magick fail to get results. That and their lack of responsibility to use their own minds of course.
Magick is the mind as I have said, and mind over matter means getting over that physical matter; yes even in tools. The only thing you need to manifest magick is the mind and a good understanding of it. No tool has inherent power, its placebo, its meant to trick your subconscious into that manifestation. To see the spiritual world thrust into this novelty age gives me the perspective that this “new age” is not a progression but rather a regression.
I see less and less books and resources of study yet more and more fancy toys. Magickal tools should complement the minds hard work not the other way around. Most magicians have become junkies needing their crystal fix and in this quest for more “things” have grown further from magick than even those who do not participate. This reality check gave me to realizations. The first is that I am disappointed to see how lost many practitioners have become… and the second is that the real practitioners have become a rare breed. I hope that time will heal this addictive disease and magicians will come to embrace the true power of the mind instead of giving it away to some nice looking ritual dagger with plastic rubies in the handle.