Magick takes persistence and effort. It’s harder than learning a musical instrument. In a sense it’s like trying to master a martial art. That said, if your Magick isn’t fun you’re not doing it right. Magick is hard, so if it isn’t fun you’ll give up. For far too many years Magick was just so difficult. I should have done something else. (Anyway, Magick is fun.)
Chanting works in a number of ways. One is as a calling. By repeating an entity’s name, enn, etc., that entity knows there’s someone calling. Another is as mind calming until nothing is going on mentally but the chant continues with full subconscious strength. Then there’s sigils.
Repetition works. There’s various theories why. I subscribe to the theory of impressing the morphic field - but I can’t prove that it’s true. I recommend doing your own research.
Learning how to properly banish, then invoke is profoundly important, but I’ll refrain from flogging a dead horse.
Magickal weapons are important as learning tools. “With the Wand createth He. With the Cup preserveth He. With the Dagger destroyeth He. With the Coin redeemeth He.” As far as I can tell it doesn’t matter whether the sword/knife is the Air or Fire element. (That said it’s Fire and if you disagree you’re wrong, maybe.)
There’s too little time to waste on pointlessness. The old grimoires are full of it. All that mind-numbing crap about incense, planetary hours, proper candle colours an animal sacrifices is great – but I simply don’t have the time or money. Long ago I learnt how to do Magick on the cheap. Instead of gold and silver I used gold and silver cardboard. Of course, if you don’t feel comfortable working cheap and quick then your Magick won’t work.
Sigils and sigilization work, so why aren’t you doing it? Seriously, sigils are great as a pure lhp exercise because it’s you and your power.
Astral projection – I recommend heat creams or gels rubbed into the third eye.
Sit comfortably. Take a few deep breaths. Vibrate at least five (5) times - but not more than nine (9) - the word TOH (pronounced TOE). Before beginning to vibrate TOH the tongue should be touching your front teeth as it would be if you were just about to say ‘The’.
Vibration of words can only be learnt by experience and this exercise will help because you will know by the way you feel if you are vibrating correctly. For this reason it is advisable that you vary your vibratory method until you know you are performing it correctly – and you will!
Feel the air of your breath enter your body and imagine that it travels to your feet. Your whole being is now filled with the breath of life. As you vibrate the sound of TOH, know that it thunders from your feet, through your body and outward into the far corners of the multiverse. TOH is used only because it vibrates at the correct rate and frequency to open the Third Eye. There is no meaning to the sound.
You will know you are performing this exercise correctly when you feel the vibration inside your head, particularly a few centimetres above your nose (where your Third Eye is located). After the conclusion of the exercise you may experience some discomfort in your cranium. This cannot be helped. The entire exercise takes a relatively short time to be successfully completed.