First of all, please do ignore the title. It is clickbait.
Now that I have your attention, I would like to discuss, if you all kindly allow me, about a matter that is implicitly related to this shitty clickbait title: Magic and personal experience.
Lately there has been a lot of discussion (implicit and explicit), and even arguments regarding magic and presumed lack of knowledge between different users.
Even though magic has got some theoretical principles and, for our theistic friends, theologies (which greatly vary according to the tradition from which we study it from), we need to remember that Magic is, in the end, and as many other options, a form of Spirituality.
Spirituality is a human need (even lacking faith is a form of spirituality and to attempt to justify our own existence). Spirituality is something personal. Like all personal matters, their perceptions and our own experiences are the ones that pace the gnosis, and create that fulfilment.
So before questioning each other dogmas or validating/discarding other people perceptions, I would like to ask all of you (including myself) to count until 3 and to remember that the form of spirituality we are choosing to share with each other is a form of spirituality that provides the practitioner with inmense fulfillment and satisfaction, regardless of whether it is magic or not.
It is how all of us confront the bad and the good, and how we build our own resilience.
All being said, questioning ourselves and each other in a constructive and respectful way is a must within the LHP and the famous antinomianism, but there is a thin line that, today, I would like to remind everyone about.
Thank you for reading me.
I am grateful to all of the BALG community for existing.
As always, stay awesome.