In other words, talking to the girl will get you laid faster than hexing her.
…is anyone surprised?
Magick works better for obtaining quick bursts of important knowledge (like how the girl at the grocery store will treat an expired coupon for produce, etc) or influencing a doctor to "word things" a specific way in his notes to get your insurance company to pay for a certain thing.
Sure, to begin with. Little things line up. Then you grow, and the big things line up too. Then you grow a bit more and things start to get wonky. Time breaks. You wake up in strange visions that resemble home, but not quite. Space distorts and you can feel things that aren’t physically there- or so you think.
Your skill in magic is relative to your power. Ultimately, there are no steps, there is just power.
I guess my main thesis statement is this: "Every goal has a set of tools that work best. For the the 'big' goals, use mundane means. For 'secret knowledge' and 'subtle influences', use magick."
You’ll never become proficient at dragging the heavens to your feet if you don’t try.
Mundane means are a base, and your power is what determines if you come across a spark on the ground or get picked up by your alien buddies from a past life to get a ride to work.
See, from what I can tell, you’re just trying to explain a variation of the truth that reality is a symbol set, and symbols can be translated to ritual regardless of their original purpose of construction, assuming the symbol is strong enough.
That doesn’t make magic mundane. It makes the mundane magical. You can take the tools of everyday life and use them to weave blessings or curses, yes. But that still doesn’t mean magic is predictable or average in any sense, which is what is implied by the choice of “mundane”.
You don’t intend from your mind’s recesses. You intend from your center.
Power is not a feature of the mind. It is a feature of the spirit.
Power has psychological effects, yes, however it does not come from taxing your subconscious to manifest desires.
Power does more than get you what you want.
Would science not agree that spiritual experiences are a matter of sub-conscious association and interpretation of coincidences that our own sub-conscious mind have manifested in our life?
Science is a way of describing the world.
It describes spiritual experiences in a way that takes the magic out of them.
Science is wrong. The only description that matters is the one you’ve arranged with your assemblage point.
If one wants to choose to describe results as coincidences ascribed meaning by sub-conscious processes, they are free to do so. However, that is a simple, incorrect way of explaining the results of a magical act.
Power is a wild animal that one has to tame and learn the tendencies of. Power is not an artifact of the subconscious one can summon through rituals.
That magick itself is an interpretation of life and that ritual work is merely psychodrama aimed and having our intentions manifest in our day to day life?
Rituals are tools to acquire the necessary states, yes, however magic is not “an interpretation of life”. Sure, one can call it a way of describing the universe.
However, to put it simply, it is the correct one.
Sorcerers don’t agree that “magic is an interpretation of life”. Magic is the engine that life runs on.
Science and faith are very different from actual sorcery.
That the entire universe is made up of particles, protons which are made up of energy and also the majority of that being empty space and thus physical reality is actual an illusion?
See this is the only part of your post I actually agree with. This world is insubstantial, ethereal. Energy hides behind even the smallest portions of this world and as such it is a world of energy first, then objects.
That our minds decode vibration information to gives us an interpretative experience of something we call "life" hence magick itself is the mind, magick is essentially psychology?
Our minds aren’t the faculty that turns vibrations into perception. That is the assemblage point. The two are not the same.
Magic isn’t psychology, because psychology has limitations.
Magic is the art of changing your perception. Perception is how magic functions.
Ascribing it to psychology is a simple, flawed understanding. Power is law, and is the fabric of this universe. Everything is possible, and by trying to define sorcery through simple lenses will only yield simple paths.
Walk with infinity and you will never cease to be surprised.