I was wondering how I was going to pursue all my goals once I get out of here, pursuing a career, working on perfecting the body and mind, as well as practicing magic daily and still studying my ass off(many of my planned project require knowledge I do not possess, and besides due to an insatiable/obsessive curiosity I don’t think I could Not keep up my studies even if I wanted to) and then I started thinking about how any occultist does it when I came up with a model that would work well for a small group of magicians. given the nature of these groups, they would be much more flexible than normal covens and be formed and dissipated without much effort.
alright say you have 3 occultist working side by side, all of them need to study the exact same set of subjects but do not have time to do it individually. you divide up the subjects(for example one study Kabbalah, one study vampirism, and one study the chakra’s) and each would decide on a time in the future to compare notes, say a month. not only would each study his subject in question, but they would take extensive notes, break the knowledge down into a formula and exercises that could be performed(or spells), the benefits of the system and there own personal applications of the subject in question. they would prepare a presentation(I’ll explain why in a minute) and deliver it to their peers at the allotted time.
the reason for the presentation is this will help them internalize the knowledge and give them experience as a teacher, which is important for the long term goal of these types of projects. it also makes It much easier for the other occultist to convert the information into something they can use and apply it to their own practice.
imagine an Open source occult community, where dogma has completely been eliminated and what is left is what leads to results. if there really is a method behind this madness then it can be broken down into a science, and then it can be dissolved and recreated into a more efficient form.