This will mostly be a journal of my thoughts. Maybe a few rituals later on. No large blocks of text.
I’ll try to keep the sexy pictures to a minimum.
I was reading an old thread this afternoon about the value of knowing the meaning of Spirits’ names. It is something that I think about from time to time – the meaning of all chants / incantations / Names / Words of Power etc. And there are of course points to be made for both sides.
For (a mundane) example, when I was very young and my aunts watched music videos on tv, the English/American pop songs were subtitled. Reading the Dutch translations of those cool songs made them a lot lamer and we’d laugh about the ridiculous lyrics.
The counterpoint was made clear with a tv commercial from a couple of years ago (… maybe 15 or 20 years lol…) In that commercial a family is riding in their car and all of them (father, mother and two little kids) are loudly singing along with the radio without having a clue of what they are saying. The song was ‘I wanna fuck you in the ass’ (that really was a hit at one time, believe it or not).
To bring it back to Magick: this past half year I have made a habit of asking Spirits for personal incantations. I translate each one of them, and only use them if they make (the slightest bit of) sense. Once I know the meaning and have decided if it is applicable to the desired outcome I don’t dwell on it and use it. But I have to know they align with the purpose.
If they don’t make sense I don’t use them (obviously…)